Okay, I read to much to only do one book review a week. I’ll just post them as I read them. Today’s book is . . . Divergent! This is one of the most popular books of 2013 (mainly because they’re making a movie on it — more on that later) and I have to say, it was worth all the hype. This is an extraordinary book, and I am very glad I read it.
Title : Divergent
Series : The Divergent Series #1
Author : Veronica Roth
Pages : 487
Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
This was one of those books that you can say that they’re almost perfect — it’s got a place of honor on my shelf. It has an engaging storyline, and interesting plot. A book that’ll be remembered for years to come!
Rating scale : 5 stars — Best book ever! It earns a place of honor on my shelf.
4 stars — Good, but it still had some issues.
3 stars — It was okay, definitely not my favorite
2 stars — I finished it, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
1 star — I didn’t even finish it. This book will collect dust under my bed.