Tuesday, March 19, 2013

[Book Review] Divergent

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth
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.

Overall Rating: 2 stars
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“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
THOUGHTS: Sooooooooo... I don’t even know what to make out of this book. I think that the reason why my rating turned out to be so low is because of all the hype that’s been going on forever since the book came out. When I first started reading it, I was so excited because if 123,820 people rated this as 5 stars, it should be good. Right, am I right???? nothing in this life is fair But as I went along the book, I was simply bored. I think that all of the people that talked about it just made the book seem better then what it really was which lifted my expectations. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting but the Divergent that I read should at least come with a cup of very expensive coffee for me to actually enjoy it.
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