Divergent by Veronica Roth
Five factions dictate everything in this future Chicago. There is Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the smart), Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest), and everyone has to pick one to stay in for the rest of their lives. Beatrice Prior’s painful decision revolves around staying with her family or following her heart and when the awful day comes her choice surprises everyone, even herself. But this is not the only surprise. Beatrice (who renames herself Tris) has a deadly secret to keep and her secret may just end life as she knew it.
What I Thought of Divergent
Veronica Roth’s first book, Divergent, is apparently a hit here on this blog. Since I saw what was the similarities between Divergent and the Hunger Games I thought it would be one of those rip-off books that scams you by copying the exact same book and calling it a different name. But actually, Divergent was not a total fraud. The plot was strong with lots of action and drama. I loved some of the extras Veronica Roth added in like the factions and serums and simulations. Furthermore, Tris and Tobias were great main characters. Both tough but kind, I found the couple more than enjoyable…except I think Tris’s choice were sometimes misguided. Overall, however this book is a great read that is worth reading again and again!
The most memorable thing about Divergent was the factions. Not only original and unique but you find yourself trying to figure out which one would be for you if any. A perfect touch made by the author!