Monday, May 23, 2011

Book Report Monday: Divergent

Title: Divergent, Divergent #1

Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian

Author: Veronica Roth

Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. (from Goodreads)

Why did I pick it up?: Did you read the synopsis? It was on my list before it came out, but once it came out and immediately slammed into the Bestseller's List I moved it up.

Favorite Line: I don't have one. I was too absorbed to make a note of just one line. There are so many and the ones I found when I went back and flipped through give too much away.

Likes: Loves: Tris and her determination. The factions and their rules. The relationship between the other initiates and Tris. There is competition even among those she considers friends. She is strong but without being superhuman. She is real and easy to relate to and root for.

I stayed up late two nights in a row, because I had to finish. I had to know what was going to happen. Now I want more books. I want to know what happens, next! I can't wait to read about the other factions and how they live.

Recommendation: I would tell you to go read it, but you probably already did. So instead, I urge you to go tell your friends to read it.

Next Week: TBD


  1. I really loved DIVERGENT too! I feel like it was one of the rare books that actually lived up to its hype. Can't wait for Book 2!

  2. Glad to hear it did not disappoint you either!

    I am really hoping to win, snag, or steal an ARC of book 2. Because I am a patient person, but not for sequels.