Action + Dystopia + Romance = "Divergent"

Check out Divergent, Veronica Roth's first young adult book, and like me, you may find yourself staying up way too late reading it. Exciting and dystopian, this book may remind you of The Hunger Games, although it also manages to hold its own weight in the world of contemporary teen literature. Divergent was written for age 14 and up.

The novel is set in Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, where sadly, Lake Michigan has become a swamp, but some trains are still running. Society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). All sixteen-year-olds, including Beatrice, must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. In the vicious initiation process for her selected faction, Beatrice struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out choices. Everyone undergoes extreme physical and psychological tests, including disorienting computer simulations. "Tris" -- her new name -- is small but mighty, as she decides who her friends are and tries to save her family. Her love interest, Tobias, is fascinating and mysterious. Readers will be left wondering where this relationship can possibly lead in such a dangerous world.

This is the first book in the “Divergent” series. The next installment is Insurgent, in which, according to Publishers Weekly, "the novel's love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book."

Comments

I heard that this book is really, really good! I am so glad the library has it!


I might try to read this book....


I might read this in the future. It's so frustrating for me to read a series as each book comes out. By the time the next edition is released I've forgotten some important parts of the storyline.


maybe not because a whole bunch of people will want it now. know what the hunger games reminds me of? PLAGIARISM.


I saw this book on Goodreads, and it looked really good. :D


Thanks for your comments! ilyjtwya, I know exactly what you mean. When a new book in
a series comes out, sometimes I go to the AADL catalog or Amazon for summaries and reviews, to refresh my memory on the last book. Thanks again for commenting!


i will read it now


I guess this book would be some-what like Hunger Games. (From the review)


This book sounds really good! I can't wait to get it!