Review: Divergent, by Veronica Roth

Published: 03 May 2011 Format: Hardback 487 pages   Categories: Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Dystopian In a future Chicago, 16-...

Published: 03 May 2011
Format: Hardback 487 pages 
Categories: Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Dystopian

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

     I am helplessly and utterly in love with this book. Divergent is one of those books that's like "Oh, you wanna go outside and play? Here's a twist. Here's some action. Forget about outside". Beatrice is struggling to find the good choice, the good faction for her, but is there such thing? Every faction has its ups and downs.

    I liked the fact that I could easily remember the characters. I have quite a problem with character remembering, especially when tons of them are thrown in my face - which is a reason I never finished Hamlet -but with Divergent is easy to recall even those who were only mentioned once. 

   You stumble upon the best male character you can ever read. How do I begin to describe Four? I love him with the power of a thousand suns. He's the kind of boyfriend that brings the best of you, makes you stronger, because when you're down, he doesn't look at you with pity, what would pity solve? He's the kind of man that's intelligent, not thirsty for power and despite his age, his maturity is off the charts. And he has muscles.

   It's such an easy read, since intrigues over intrigues keep showing up and leave you wanting more. The world Veronica Roth described with such passion has definitely left a mark on me, because you're there with the character, you're there seeing through her eyes and despite the drawbacks, it's a beautiful world.

   I simply cannot WAIT for Insurgent!! 

   I recommend this book, it's a must read,  really.. There's nothing not to like. Action, twists, romance and a well written story... what more do you want?


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