Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Divergent by Veronica Roth


Just finished it last night and am pretty sure I am going to go for it and read the trilogy.  The second is already out, but I'll have to wait on the third.  I really liked the book.  I only hesitate because my luck with trilogies has been that the first book is always the best of the 3!!!  If you have a teenager that loves to read or you don't care if you read teenage, young adult or adult books, this is worth the time.  If you liked The Hunger Games or The Giver, you would probably enjoy it.  If you go for realistic fiction only, not the book for you.

Here's a brief summary from amazon:
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.

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