Book: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Genre: YA Dystopian
From: Borrowed from Jenny
Wow, and finally I can feel like I know what all the fuss is about surrounding this book! Did you see that it won like, everything, for the BBAW book awards?
First, for those of you slower at getting to this one than even me.... it's about a future society set in Chicago where people are divided into different factions according to their personalities. Well, at least that's how the factions were created. Each faction is in charge different careers in the society, whatever best suits their personality. When kids get to be 16 or so, they get to decide if they want to stay in the faction they've been raised in, or switch.
So in this book we follow Beatrice as she makes this decision and what the consequences of that decision end up being. And I will say, because I don't think it's really a spoiler, that she moves from her very calm peaceful faction to one that's really quite wild and rowdy. Oh boy and does life ever get exciting for her from there! And I will not tell you what divergent means, because I DO think that's a spoiler!
My take on this book is that first of all, it's very violent. It does remind me a lot of The Hunger Games and I think this is the main reason why everyone is loving it so much. Although while I was reading it I didn't think about The Hunger Games once. But let's just say you can't get too attached to any one character!
It's a very fast paced wild ride, this book. A real page turner and hard to put down. I enjoyed the characters, very unique and different. The premise and conflict are pretty fun too, though still, much of the same old ideas are used over again. If you love dystopian, it's a must read. If you are sick of the genre, perhaps give it awhile.
Bottom line: I enjoyed it a lot.
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