Publication date:May 3 2011
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
I have heard so many people rant and rave about this book and I couldn’t wait to read it, I am now the proud reader of Divergent. I fell in love with Divergent from the first page and nobody could stop me from devouring this book.
Divergent was a little different from all the other Dystopian novels I have read lately. The characters were so real and I felt like I knew them personally. The detail of it all was amazing. There aren’t many books that I really get into book and almost feel the pain and sadness of the characters.
Beatrice is the main character and my favorite character in the book, she is strong willed, brave and like no one else I have ever read about. She took so much pain and had to make so many different decisions that would change her life.
Let me explain the plot of the book. There are 5 fractions, which are like cliques of certain people; you have Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, Dauntless and Candor. When you turn 16 you have to pick one of those 5 fractions. Before you pick a fraction you take a test, make a certain decision and the test tells you what fraction you would be best in. Beatrice wasn’t any of those, the test was indecisive. She was a Divergent. Divergent is dangerous, if word got out that someone was Divergent they would be instantly killed. Beatrice kept her secret and picked her fraction.
Beatrice picked the Dauntless, Dauntless were willing to risk their lives in a blink of an eye, they are trained to fight, to kill if the time comes. After you were to pick your fraction you would have to undergo a test, of strength, courage and lots of pain, physically and mentally.
If you don’t make it past the first couple of tests you are fractionless, which pretty much means your homeless.
I was on edge the whole book, I thought that relationship was Beatrice and four was sweet and I loved it. It was intense and real.
Divergent was a book that has many wishing for more and hoping there’s a good outcome. The whole time I was reading I was thinking about what would happen if I was in the situation as Beatrice. I would not make that’s for sure.
I can’t wait to read Insurgent, the second book in the series5/5 stars