Monday, May 23, 2011
Divergent Book Review
This week I'm reviewing a book that I finished yesterday, a book that I received this past Monday, a book that still has me in awe. Divergent by Veronica Roth. It's a dystopian book, it's also the first in a series of... I believe... three books. This book has become my second favorite book series' of all time. I loved it so much in fact that I talked with my friend about it all day today. The weird thing about that sentence is that my friend didn't read the book. She kept telling me to be quiet because she wanted to read it but I couldn't help myself, and by the end of the day she was trying to avoid me haha. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
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.
My first impression of this book was great. I loved the cover the flame in the center of the book was very eye-catching. After reading the synopsis I wanted to read it even more. I found out about this book in February, and I had, what seemed like, a wait that took forever. When I found out it was out, I bought it immediately and started reading right after I bought it. I couldn't finish this novel as fast as I normally could, due to homework and studying for my EOC's that are coming up. Though, this weekend when I found out I was free, I read this book to the end. I loved this book, I give it 5/5 stars, and recommend it for anyone who loves action, romance, and an overall great book. Check it out when you get a chance, and don't forget to vote for the book review for next week.
Here is the trailer for Divergent: