Fiction · Sadie J · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Divergent | by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth
(Katherine Tegen Books, 2011, 576 pages)

Beatrice is a part of a futuristic society set in Chicago were everyone is divided into five different factions depending on their values and since Beatrice is 16-years-old, she must choose the faction she will dedicate her life to. The factions, Candor (honest), Dauntless (brave), Amity (peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), and Beatrice’s faction she grew up with Abnegation (selfless), all live different lifestyles and have different jobs to keep the society working and peaceful. Beatrice is torn on which faction to choose because if she leaves Abnegation, she will most likely never be welcomed into her family again. But Beatrice has never felt fully a part of Abnegation. Before the choosing ceremony Beatrice learns a dangerous secret about herself that she must keep hidden, but if used in the right way she might save everyone.

I don’t want to give too much about the plot line away but I thought this was a great read. The story line reminded me of a mix between The Hunger Games and The Giver. It was a really interesting idea and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the trilogy and see how the story turns out.

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