Saturday, April 21, 2012

by Veronica Roth
Published Date: May 3rd 2011
by Katherine Tegen Books
5 stars

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My Review: I am so happy to be reviewing this book as it is one of my favorites. Divergent takes place in Chicago during a time when all people are separated into factions. Each faction has a distinct name and core value. The factions are: Dauntless the fearless, Abnegation the selfless, Amity the peaceful, Candor the honest and Erudite the intelligent. When a person turns 16 he or she is allowed to choose which faction they would like to join as well as take a diagnostic test that tells them which faction they would be best suited for. In order to fully join a faction a person must complete a task of sorts in order to prove they are worthy of that faction. The book follows main character Beatrise who goes by Tris as she makes the transition from her home faction of Abnegation to her chosen faction Dauntless. The tag line one choice can transform you rings true throughout the whole book. I was really intrigued by all of the factions and what it meant to be part of each faction. I liked considering what faction I would choose and why. I found it really easy to like Tris and quickly fell in love with the mysterious Four. The book is action packed and one of those books you just cannot seem to put down. I was so into the story that by the end I immediately wanted to read the sequel. Of course the sequel is not set to release until may so I had to settle for pre-ordering it. I cannot wait for insurgent to arrive in the mail and until then I have Divergent to re read and keep me busy. If your looking for a good book to read this is one you need to check out.

About the author:Veronica Roth is only 23, so her bio will be short. She’s from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011). The second book in The Divergent Trilogy, INSURGENT, will come out in May 2012. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

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