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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent 
By Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Summary: 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.


Review: I CANNOT believe I waited this long to read Divergent. It was amazing!!!! The beginning started off a little bit slow, but once I got past the first one hundred pages, I could not put it down! Seriously, as soon as class ended I ran back to my room and read until I was done. That alone proves it's an amazing book! 

I was a little iffy on the name Beatrice for the protagonist of the story, but I was so happy when she shortened it to Tris because I feel like that fit her character so much more. I actually really liked Tris and she never seemed whiney or annoying like the girl in Matched was to me. I connected with her and really wanted her to succeed when it seemed like nothing would go her way. 

The real reason I loved this book, though, was definitely Four. It's been a long time since I've read a book where I had a mega book-crush on the main guy. And it's finally happened again! Four is honestly AMAZING! He's fast and cunning, but after a while Tris sees his soft side and he such a sweet guy! I loved him from the moment he came into the story, even though I didn't realize he would be with Tris until after a couple of chapters. Everything about him is just perfect. 

Dystopian books seem to be big lately, and I'm shocked by the worlds these authors can come up with! The whole idea of there being five factions and you choose to stay or leave when you are sixteen is a really unique and definitely interesting idea. The whole conflict is full of action, secrets, and betrayals that it's impossible not to get addicted! As soon as I decided to stop after the chapter ends, something crazy would happen and I'd have to read the next chapter and the next and the next....Ahhhhhh it was just so good! Now I understand why everyone loves it! I can't wait for Insurgent to come out! And if you haven't already, read Divergent as soon as possible! You're seriously missing out on a great book!



9 comments:

  1. One of my favorite books ever! I couldn't agree with you more, thanks for the great review!
    Can't wait for book #2...

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  2. I've read Divergent and definitely liked it, but I think I need to re-read it because I wasn't as blown away by it as everyone else. I couldn't get past the fact that it was so slow at times. I'm pretty sure that I will like Insurgent a lot better!! Great review :)

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  3. Sigh, I wasn't very fond of this one but I seem to be in the minority. I'm glad you liked it, it was pretty exciting.

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  4. I loved, loved, loved this book! Divergent is such a lovely, well-thought-out dystopian, and I can't wait to get my hands on Insurgent.

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  5. hey!! you've got a new follower!!! great review... divergent is one of my absolute favorite books. Can't wait for insurgent! Feel free to follow me as well!!

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  6. I loved the book for Four, too. I guess I'll join the ranks. :).

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  7. I stumbled across your blog through another book blogs comment and I am sure glad I did! It's always nice to meet a fellow bibliophile!

    I have read this book and feel similarly, in fact I reviewed it on my blog as well! Check it out, we have similar thoughts.

    I subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to more of your reviews!

    Stacy at Longtime Lover Of Literature

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  8. I read Divergent two months ago and all I can say is that I love this book! It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read in 2012! By the way , great review. I'm glad I read it because I remembered Tris and Four!

    regards,
    charmaine of PCX Technologies

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