Friday, February 03, 2012

Divergent Review!

DIVERGENT by VERONICA ROTH



Movie Rating: PG-13 for violence, graphic images, and romance
Book Rating: @@@@@
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Time Frame: Futuristic
Page Number: 487 (Hardcover)
Swearing: 4 instances of the h-word
Inappropriate scenes: A girl is caught with her bath towel off but it doesn't go into detail
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books

Back Blurb:     
      In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago society is divided into 5 factions 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. ONE CHOICE decides your friends. ONE CHOICE defines your beliefs. ONE CHOICE  determines your loyalties---forever. ONE CHOICE CAN TRANSFORM YOU.

My Review:     
     Divergent is one of the bestest debut books I have ever read! As soon as you pick it up and read it you are thrust into a world of division. Everything and everyone is divided. Everything they do is different. And if you aren't as divided as others you will die. It's was very nice to read a dystopian book where the govenment doesn't control everyone and everything they do. I do wish that Veronica would have toned down the romance and put action in it's place. And everything the Dauntless do just seems to be dumb instead of brave. When I started reading the book I got confused will all the different factions and had to constantly refer to the back blurb to figure out which was which but, still this was a great book that every one (who likes blood shed and violence) will enjoy!

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