Thursday, June 20, 2013

Divergent by: Veronica Roth

Publication Date: February 2012

Overview: 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.

My thoughts: Fraction or fractionless, I'm trying to decide which is worse. I think I am happy with Beatrice's choice. Really I mean she could have gone any where else and never found love and never known the truth. 
Tris was in Abnegation-selfless and went to Dauntless - brave. I can't blame her. On her 16 th birthday she got to choose which way she wanted to go and she chose. Surprising everyone I believe. The training was harsh and made her a stronger and more hateful (yes hateful) person. 
She had to leave her family behind and her brother who got to chose the dame day as her left their family s well. I'm sure as a parent your would be heart broken but in truth most families don't care. They have hate after for those who abandon their family. 
Fights and war are the only way to survive. When war tears everyone aprt it's up to Dauntless to save them all.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Insurgent


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  2. I love this series now and can't wait for the next one.