[Review] Divergent by Veronica Roth

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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

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Ι’ll start with the fact that I’ve seen the movies and I loved them. So when I started reading the book I was expecting it to ruin the movie for me but it didn’t because there were stuff that I enjoyed more in the movie. For example in the movie we don’t really know how old is Four and I imagined he was going to be about 25 and not just 18 like the book. He is just a baby in the book. But I loved book/Tris more than movie/Tris because she was ruthless. Movie/Tris was more soft.

Anyway this is the second dystopia book I’ve ever read and no the first one is not The Hunger Games. I don’t
like dystopia as a genre and I also don’t like Hunger Games. Divergent is my number one dystopia book and I love it.

Not sure what to say more. The author is really good, detailed enough and not boring. The plot is awesome and I still haven’t found any loopholes and the characters are absolutely not flat at all.

I enjoyed it a lot and I suggest that you read it if you haven’t! I don’t know why it took me so long.


[Veronica Roth]


4 thoughts on “[Review] Divergent by Veronica Roth

  1. I really liked Divergent too. It was so fast paced and the plot was really intriguing. Have you read the rest of the series? I read the second one but haven’t read the third one because Insurgent wasn’t that good… 😦

      • I’m not a huge fan of the next two books, maybe because I’m not really in the mood for those kind of young adult novels anymore.
        But I know a lot of people who love it, so if it’s your thing I’d suggest you give it a try!

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