One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs and determines your loyalties... forever. When sixteen-year-old Tris makes her choice, she cannot foresee how drastically her life will change. Or that the perfect society in which she lives is about to unfold into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected romance. One choice can transform you.
Author: Veronica Roth
Publishing Company: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 3rd May 2011
Main Genre: Action/Adventure
Recommended Age: 13+
Divergent is a thrilling, compelling and amazing read which has everything from a unique plot to enjoyable characters. It is a gripping page turner that you won't be able to resist!
Beatrice's dystopian Chicago is split into five factions. Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave). On her sixteenth birthday Beatrice must decide what path she will choose. Will she trust her head, or her heart? Her family are Abnegation, but staying with them means lying to herself and sacrificing who she really is. Is she ready to take the easy choice in life or will she plunge into the unknown?
I am glad to tell you that I was absolutely delighted at the faction Tris chose! I really hoped she would choose that one right from the start and she didn't let me down! This plot is so unique and different from any other books I've read and by plot standards is probably my favourite, it kept me hooked and made the book an overall pleasurable read.
The main character, Beatrice (or known as Tris after her decision of factions) is a fiery, butt-kicking heroine who made for a very likeable character. She was courageous and determined - she didn't like to back down. Four was also very intriguing. At the start I thought he was just the elusive, admired stereotype but as the story progressed so did Four, and you began to see a little of the true him. Of course, when comes the goodies, the baddies aren't far behind. You will probably start sizzling when you meet them! Also worth a mention is the romance. It is light and sweet, nothing to over the top.
I give this book a high rating of 5/5 because overall it has an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G plot line, well-developed characters, a cute romance and I found everything just very enjoyable. I really hope that you buy this book because you will not regret it. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second instalment, Insurgent which comes out sometime this year!