Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth

This book is definitely on my favorite book list!  If you were a fan of the Hunger Games, this book will knock your socks off.  It was such a fast read and a good story.  I never wanted to put it down.  I think I completely neglected my kids to read it, especially since I flew through it in about 2 days quickly followed by the sequel Insurgent.  I am anxiously awaiting the release of the third book.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The main character in this story is Beatrice Prior.  She lives in a post-apocalyptic society in which the people are divided into different factions based on a specific virtue: Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (peace seeking), Erudite (intelligent), and the Dauntless (brave).    Each 16 year old must decide for themselves whether to stay with their current faction with their own families or if they will devote the rest of their lives to a faction that they show an aptitude for.

Beatrice makes a choice that surprises herself and her family.  She undergoes initiation for her faction which consists of intense physical tests and extreme psychological simulations.  While undergoing the initiation process she struggles to protect her dangerous secret and searches to find a friend.  Exasperating and exasperating feelings find her as she develops an unexpected romance with a boy in the new life she has chosen.

Read this book.  You will not be disappointed!

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