Saturday, May 28, 2011

Divergent Review

Publisher: Haper Collins
Avaliable: 2011

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtues 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
My Review
This book has it all to offer a reader. Life in the  dystopian Chicago world where the story takes place is anything but normal. Just like in The Hunger Games the town is divided into factions and at the age of 16 your fate is decided by a simulation test. For the Tris the decision is one she must weigh carefully, her choice could make or break her. Going from on faction to another becomes hard for Tris not only does she have to learn a new way of life she has to do so while consealing a secret that could mean her death.One of the best books in 2011 it holds up to all the hype and then some I have never read a more interesting book to this day. I recomend this to everyone.



  1. This has been on my TBR list for a while. Thanks for the review!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  2. I can't wait to read this one! It's haunting my every step in the blogosphere. Must get soon. :)