Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Divergent By: Veronica Roth

It's a whole different world and people are broken up into factions.  Candor (honest), Abnegation (selfless), Dauntless (brave), Amity (peaceful), and Erudite (intelligent).  Which ever faction you are born into that is the life you live, until you are given the choice to choose which faction you would like to be, you are given a series of tests when you turn sixteen and these tests show you which faction will suit you.  But when Beatrice takes her test she finds out that she is divergent, meaning she doesn't fit into one specific faction.  On choosing day she and her brother both shame their family by choosing not to stay as Abnegation, Beatrice chooses the Dauntless, who she has always watched from afar.  This sets her off on a rough journey to be accepted and to stay alive, along the way she meets Four, who is intrigued by her, and finds out information about her mother's past and what dangers lie ahead for her.

I thought this book was way out there. But I really liked it.  I think that the story of teens picking where they think they will fit in the world is one that every teen makes, and sometimes it upsets their parents the path they choose and they must prove they made the right choice. Add in the element that as a divergent Beatrice is no longer safe and the pressure mounts. Great adventurous read, I cannot wait to read the sequel  Insurgent.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 978-0-06-202402-2

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