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(Divergent #1)

by Veronica Roth

Characters: AlbertDrew LeightonTobias ‘Four’ EatonEricBeatrice ‘Tris’ Prior

Paperback, 487 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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.

Divergent was good! Let’s just say that i was supprised… I have been postponed this one for ages, and im angry ive been waiting so long! This book was filled with action and strength. I pretty much loved it all. Though it was some parts of the book that was boring, but it was necessary parts so that made it okey, but that was the reason im giving ‘Divergent’ 4 stars and not 5. I pretty much got some heart attacks while reading the book, and many tears come.. specially at the end.. geeesh! Veronica is a great author, and i can’t wait to read more from her 🙂

The characters was great! Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior great little girl with the bravery and strength of a woman. Meeting her in the beginning, you get to see a ‘weak’ girl from the faction Abnegation (the selfless) to a great, smart, strong willed young woman in faction Dauntless (the brave). Tris is a person who cannot be controlled by others, and her mind works in a different way then the others, which makes her a Divergent. Being a Devergent is extremly dangerous, and she’s asked not to mention it to anyone! But then she meets Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton. Sexy, strong, hard hearted and smart, Tris finds herself attracted or interested, since it’s Tris we’re talking about, to this mystery man.. Who also happen to be her instructor, instructor of the transfer initiates. So we just have to see what happend there … 😀

This book is highly recommended to those who are fans of Suzanne Collins’ serie ‘The Hunger Games’, Lauren Oliver’s serie Delirium and Ally Condie’s serie Matched. Divergent is definitely worth reading and worth your time :)!

Rate: 4 stars.