Thursday, August 9, 2012

Divergent: Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


Ooooh Divergent, what shall I say about you. 

So good you want to cry, and so bad you just want to exclaim in frustration. 

I was so excited about this book, bought it, lost it, found it, read it. SO GOOD. I was in such a frenzy to finish the book that once done, realized that I do not have the second book and don't know when I will have it.

A completely original work; characters that grab you, and descriptions that leave you breathless.  This is a book nothing like any other of the most popular Dystopian books out there.

The characters are very real. They make mistakes, and sometimes have haunted pasts. 
Faction before blood is an interesting statement. All the characters choose which faction they feel they belong in, and if it differs from the one their parents belong to they are completely separate from them. 

Roth makes such a compelling world, where many of the characters are troubled. Without going into too much detail I'll just say that this is a book worth reading. Exciting past the end, and with you afterwards. 

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