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.
Divergent was another one of those book that took me forever to get around to read, despite basically everyone telling me that I just had to read it. So, finally I did. And I have to say that was a really great decision. Divergent was a story that I loved for many reasons. The world is fascinating, the writing is smart, but, more than anything, the characters are unbelievably real. I was truly emotionally connected to Tris's character with all of the excitement, anticipation, and horror she experiences. What it really comes down to is that Divergent is an unforgettable read, and I should really get around to reading its sequel Insurgent.
Review copy borrowed