Sunday, March 23, 2014

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Hello Lovelies!

I'm so sorry I've been away for so long! Being a senior in college is just a little time consuming! But on the plus side I only have 48 days until graduation! WHAT? When did that happen? :)

So I know I'm a little late to this party but I finished Divergent last night! I read it because the movie looks like something I would like. Let's get started.


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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her


I loved this book. It took me a couple of days to read it only because I had school and other things going on. If I didn't have any of those things going on, it would have taken me a few hours. I hated having to put it down. It's not like the other Utopian books I've read. There's no real hatred for the system right off the bat. She accepts what is happening and she gets to choose where she ends up. I kind of hate the initiation that begins it all but  I Tris' thought process through the whole thing.
I have to be honest my favorite part is when she meets Four. He is hardened by life and he doesn't see Tris as a little girl. I love their automatic banter. I love their relationship. I just love them if you can't tell. 
Tris chooses to be Dauntless and one of the brave. Tris is put into a dormitory with other transfers, teens who were not in Dauntless to start with, and put through initiation. She meets one of the leaders of the Dauntless, Eric, and I hate his guts. To be fair, you're suppose to, but still. 
I love the premise of this book and I can't wait to read the next one!

Thanks for reading everyone! I will hopefully be back on a much more regular basis from now on. 


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