Saturday, August 27, 2011

"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."

Divergent, by Veronica Roth


Beatrice Prior has a decision to make. This decision will influence her life in all ways, and she only has one day to make it.

Doesn't that sound like an amazing book? When I read the back cover for this book, I basically said "Yipee!!" When I read Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games I fell in love with the whole idea of a dystopian society.

In Beatrice's world, there are 5 factions, Candor- The truthful, Erudite - The knowledgeable, Amity- the peaceful, Dauntless- The courageous, and Abegnation - the selfless.

Beatrice has lived in Abegnation for all her 16 years. When the time comes to decide whether to stay with or leave her family, she finds she is caught in the middle.
 A surprising turn of events cements her decision. Though it may be hard, she knows what she has to do.

Veronica Roth is officially one of my favourite authours. She has a unique way of writing that just calls to me. I become the character. I feel what they feel, I see what they see. When I get pulled out of her books, it feels like I am falling through the air, trying to land on my feet.

Especially with this book, I found that everything happened just right. I mean, yes, there were some deaths and such, but the story wouldn't have been the same without them. The story had a good flow to it for the most part.
The only thing that I found that I didn't like about this book was that is went a little slow at times. Sometimes there was too much of Tris sitting and thinking.

SPOILER AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In my opinion, since Divergent is the first in a trilogy (or so I believe....) the ending shouldn't of been what it was. With the whole rebel thing, and Tris's parents dying, I think that if there is another book it doesn't have much to work with. That is just my opinion though.

So that's all!

Hope you enjoy Divergent!

1 comment:

i'm erin. said...

I loved this book, but felt the same way about the end. We'll see what Veronica Roth comes up with.