Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
Hardcover, 487 pages
Katherine Tegen Books
May 3, 2011

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


Beautifully written and extremely original, Divergent takes readers to a world all its own. You can feel the world around you slipping and transforming into the world created by Roth!

Divergent was by far one of my favorite books this year. It was such an original story that sucked me in until I flipped to the very last page. The details were stunning, Roth's writing style grabbed hold of you and refused to let go. There is nothing better then reading a book that transforms your world into the world you are reading. The words literally flowed off the page. Divergent was such an easy read.

The characters in Divergent were fantastic. Tris our main character was by far my favorite. Her transformation throughout the story was amazing to follow. We see her change and grow so much. I can not wait to she her strength in the next book. Four was also such an interesting character to read. He was so complex and it was fascinating to get to see all his layers and get to know his character. There was also a slue of supporting characters that you grew to love in their own way. Christina, Will, Al and even Peter had such complex stories. I loved each moment with them. 

It is not hard to imagine our world turning out like the world of Divergent which makes this book so interesting to read. Regardless of how people try to change themselves, Human nature will always come first. Divergent explores the ins and outs of that nature and you tend to find a persons inner desires show regardless of the price. I loved the realism of the story and how it was very relevant.  

Divergent is a great story that will hold on to you until the end and leave you wanting more. I give it 5+ Hoots for being a wonderfully original read that will have me reliving it's moments for many days to come. If you haven't read Divergent yet, I suggest you do so as soon as possible. 

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