Sunday, October 16, 2011
Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.
How awesome was this book?! I can't even begin to tell you how good it was! The writing, the characterization, the plot, everything was absolutetly great! I loved that Roth was able to introduce this new world to us and yet still keep the book at a decent pace. There wasn't a single dull moment.
I loved Tris and the change we get to witness in her. She goes from being a weak, conservative girl to a brave girl who's full of courage. I also loved Four! I love that he's so collected and cool. He's a Badass! And all the other characters were also great and very well characterized.
Overall, this book was just amazing! And thanks to the way it ended, the wait for Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, is absolute torture! This is a book that lived up to all the hype so if you haven't read it, do it!