Monday, November 09, 2015

Review: Divergent (#1) by Veronica Roth

Monday, November 09, 2015
title: Divergent (#1)
author: Veronica Roth
publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
pages: 487
genre: Dystopia | Romance | Science Fiction

publication date: 25 April 2011

more: Goodreads 

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Things I liked about Divergent:

1. Tris. I thought she was really smart, nice, and a unique person because she always thought about her parents and being afraid to leave them behind and that made me like her a lot because I liked how she cared about her parents. She was also a very interesting character in general because of everything she did and how she did things made her really interesting to me even though I thought she could be dumb in some situations.

2. The plot. I loved the plot because it was so fun to read, and usually not a lot of books make me interested. I really liked how problems rose and how they were solved because it just made me for interested in reading more and to never stop reading it. This book definitely left me wanting more and I think that books that leave you wanting more are the best books. 

3. The five factors. I liked the five factors because they were all so different from each other and they were all so unique. I especially liked Dauntless because it was such a tough and cool factor. They were definitely cold, but they were really smart and tough also which made me like them even more. 

4. The cover. I liked the cover because it really explained the story and how their world looked like. Even though it was a simple cover it looked really good and interesting. 

Things I didn't like about Divergent. 

1. Caleb. I liked him at first, but I couldn't believe that he left his parents and that he was that selfish. I get it that he didn't think that he was fit to be in Abnegation, but  how could he just leave his parents like that. I don't think that he even thought of them one bit. 

2. Erudite. I liked Erudite's personality, but I didn't like how they turned out later on in the story. I would probably choose Erudite, but I would not want to be in whatever they are in later on in the story because that is just messed up. 

3. Peter. I hated him because he thought so highly of himself and he didn't think that other people could do what he could do. I really hated him for what he has done to people and I really hated his attitude as well. 

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