In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Excellent, excellent book. It’s another book that takes place in a dystopian future, but it’s better written than Hunger Games and a more filled-out story than The Giver. And there’s some ingenious subtlety to it that becomes apparent especially if you read the parts about the factions in the extra section at the end. But don’t read the extras before you finish the book!
A good an interesting story. Not just another Hunger Games despite the similarities - A compelling but flawed young female lead, a love story and a futuristic dystopia. But a very different moral message about choosing what kind of person you will be.
I'd been planning on reading this book for a long time, but never got around to it until this spring. At that point, I was a little wary because I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the hype, much like "The Hunger Games" didn't live up to its hype (for me). However, I was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely loved this book. I read it through twice in a matter of just days.
I felt the characters were very realistic, not too cliched or stereotypical. I felt the action was plausible and very real. The factions were fascinating and detailed. All of it drew me in.
I think this is the best out of the series, but the other two are worth reading.
Divergent is an amazing action packed book that everyone should read. It is a great story put into three books with everything that a story needs to be amazing. Everyone should read this book, if they don't they are truly missing out on something great.
I wanted to read this book because i had seen the movie and wanted to compare the two. There were a few details in the movie that weren't present in the book. I love the main character of Tris and how her and Four help each other out. I would recommend this series to any young adult readers out there that want a challenge.
I really enjoyed the book, and the teaser chapters for the next one have lured me in. I'm concerned about the movie adaptation however - I fear they will focus on the violence (and perhaps the romance) at the expense of the ideas.
(After reading Insurgent and Allegiant, I must say that this was the best of the three. If you never get around to reading the others, you will be fine.)
This book follows the trend of young adult dystopian novels, and does a pretty decent job. The plot moves quickly, characters are interesting if not predictable, and most important for a summer read, leaves you wanting more!