Friday, 24 October 2014
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
I loved this book. I just don't know what to say.
Sure, the beginning was slightly dull and boring but then the action increased and you get to learn more about the world they are currently living in. Tris was an amazing character, in some ways I wanted to be exactly like her: brave, ready to take risks. But I thought that I could never be part of the Dauntless community. If I had to choose, I would choose Erudite. Four was a nice character even though he wasn't my favourite character. I think my favourite characters were Will and Christina. I really liked how Veronica Roth described events, it feels like you are the character experiencing that moment.
I must give this book 5 out of 5 stars!