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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

DIVERGENT  by Veronica Roth
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Format: Hardcover , 496pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—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 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.
Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seats as this heart-pounding thriller hypnotizes you until the very last page. DIVERGENT is one of those books that you make time to read. Once I started this captivating page turner, all else was lost. Nothing else existed outside of this book - I didn't want to put it down.

Tris is one of those heroines that I love to read about. She's strong but yet vulnerable. During her choosing ceremony, she steps outside her comfort zone and does what she thinks is best for her. I don't think Trish imagined what was going to be in store for her after her ceremony. During her initiation process, she's tested every way imaginable. There were plenty of times where I found myself sitting up straighter because this book had one surprise right after another. DIVERGENT continued to capture my attention right down to the very last page.

This book could have gone in so many directions, but after shock after shock, I'm surprised that I could catch my breath after the book ended. This is one of those books that will have me counting down until the sequel is out. It's mind-boggling!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

You can browse inside of DIVERGENT here.



  1. Cannot WAIT to read this, it looks amazing!! Thanks for the review!

  2. I totally can't wait to read this. I'm bummed Veronica's book signing was changed from Ann Arbor to Lansing.

  3. It sounds exciting, every review I've read so far was as enthusiastic as yours. Can't wait to read it!


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