So this is a little different, or divergent, from our normal review styles...this week, me and Becca Jayne from Pretty Little Memoirs, are doing a Divergent discussion and review, and will be continuing this for the whole trilogy by Veronica Roth!
Let's get started!
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.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
"That's sensible of you," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
"Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "and I just don't want to frighten you."
I laugh a little. "Then you should know better."
"Fine," he says. "Then I love you.”
After reading the whole book, I can official say that Divergent is my favourite young adult book now, pushing Twilight well out of the way. (Though it will always be a close second) I really enjoyed everything about this book, the storyline, the characters and the action that was packed into this amazing book. I was really debating whether to read this book or not, but after hearing all of the great things, so I decided to take a risk and read it, I did not regret it once.
After reading the first sentence, I was hooked. The book is set in Tris's point of view so you get to know her from the start, you find out about the different fractions you can choose from and the type of people that are members of them. The different factions are Dauntless, Candor, Amity, Erudite and Abnegation. Tris belonged to Abnegation before transferring to Dauntless at the choosing ceremony, a different fraction, new rules to follow and new friendships to be formed.
Even though Divergent revolves around Tris, you get to meet the people from her new fraction but also the people from her old one as well. Her parents and brother are a big part of her life, even after she chose Dauntless over Abnegation. Tris soon strikes up friendships with Christina, Will and Al, but not everything as it seems. Though the one thing Tris never expected upon arriving at Dauntless was the trainer that was in charge of them, Four.
There are also some bad people who are part of Dauntless as well, Peter, Molly and Drew are out to destroy and make Tris's life hell. Though they think she is weak, but Tris is very smart and is willing to do anything she can to show them and anyone else that she is made out for Dauntless. There are people who are mentioned throughout the book, Eric, a dauntless leader, Lynn, Marlene and Uriah who are also in the Dauntless challenge just like Tris. There is also Tori, who you meet early on in the book and she knows the secret that Tris holds, a secret that could destroy Tris if it were to be revealed.
Over the course of the book, you get to see the friendship that soon turns in to much more than either one thought it would. There are a lot of twists and turns that happen in Divergent, the cliffhanger at the end makes you know that the next book will be just as exciting and thrilling as the first was. I didn't except the book to end like it did, I wasn't expecting that ending, it was nothing no one could except and that what make it better in a way.
A lot happens in the course of Divergent, it will make you think about what bravery really means, what happens when everything you knew was just another lie, what happens when you fall in love unexpectedly and who you can really trust after everything falls apart.
Divergent is not any other book you will read, it has everything you could want in a book and so much more. Its about fighting for what you believe in and holding on to the things that matter the most when everything else fails. A story about friendship, loyalties and overcoming your most hardest fears in order to survive. I can't wait to read Insurgent to find out what happens next and to read more about Tris and the life that she must now lead.
If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Amazing, Thrilling and Divergent. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Dystopian worlds, friendships that are so much more than they seem and a unforgettable story of love, lies and betrayals.
This book is defiantly a 5/5. Truly Amazing.
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