Sunday, June 23, 2013

Divergent: Review

Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Divergent #1
Pages: 487


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, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

My Thoughts:

There are five factions in Beatrice's world: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. When they are 16 years old they choose which faction they want to spend the rest of their lives with. The results of her aptitude test make her question which faction she wants to be a part of and her choice is surprising to everyone. Once in her new faction she changes her name to Tris and tries to fit in with the rest of the group and succeed in all of the tests and simulations.

I absolutely loved this book and it has to be one of the best ones I have read this year. This book is packed full of action so if you like dystopian and action then I'm sure you will love this book. This book covers the whole series of initiation tests and simulations so I'm excited to read the next one to see what happens after initiation. The characters in this story are easy to love, hate, or be creeped out by and it's really easy to visualize everything. The author did a wonderful job with describing the world. I think that this would make an awesome movie. I absolutely have to get my hands on the next one. There are people who love this book and people who hate it. If it sounds like something you would enjoy then by all means take a gamble!

Have any of you read this book? If so what are your thoughts on it? :)

*I borrowed this book from the library.



  1. I don't know what I would do if I am faced with the choices. Sixteen year old is too young to decide what they want anyway.

    1. Yes, that is true. I still don't know what I want to do with my life and I'm 23!

  2. Great review! I actually gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on my blog (Read it in Houston). There was some choppy plot development and the love interest made me feel a bit squirmy. I felt like I was watching something I shouldn't have. (though not quite as bad as the love interesg in City of Bones...).

    1. Thank you! :) I don't think I've read City of Bones.

  3. Sooner or later I'll have to read these books. I've heard a lot about them...

    1. I'm liking it so far. This is the only one I've read.


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