Divergent – book review


Divergent is the phenomenal first book in the Divergent series written by Veronica Roth.

In the future, society is split up into five factions: Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (kindness), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (fearless) and Erudite (knowledge). Upon turning 16, everyone will be tested to see which faction you most belong in. But this test doesn’t have to change your choices. At the Choosing Ceremony, everyone who is 16 will make their choice: stay with your family, or abandon them.

16 year-old Beatrice Prior must choose which of the five factions she will spend the rest of her life in. Most people, after completing the Aptitude Test, will know which of the five factions best suit them. The only problem is that Beatrice didn’t have only one result. She has three.

But Beatrice is forced to make the biggest decision of her life: to stay with her family in the familiarity of the Abnegation life, or to abandon them. The choice she makes will decide her friends, beliefs and will determine her future…

I absolutely loved reading Divergent. It would have to be one of my favourite series. I just loved everything about this book! Firstly, I loved the characters. Tris (Beatrice) was such a strong, determined character who was still a bit vulnerable at the same time. Unlike some main characters in other books, I really admired Tris’s bravery and the sacrifices she made. Four, a Dauntless trainer, was another one of my favourite characters. He was really mysterious and his alluring personality and his unexplained past intrigued me. I loved watching him and Tris together at the training sessions and throughout the rest of the book. In some ways, this book reminded me of The Hunger Games series in the way that the story was set in a future where society had really messed up. If you like TheHunger Games, you will love Divergent. I loved watching Tris and Tobias’s relationship grow as they trusted each other more and more. I felt that they both were meant to be with each other and I loved learning about Tobias and his past. He and Tris are amazing together, but sometimes I felt like Tris should trust Tobias more; the way that Tobias trusts her. I was so absorbed in the story that I could not put it down. I think Divergent is one of those books that just grab you from the very first sentence and you can’t take your eyes off the page until the very last word. And even after finishing the book, I was still constantly thinking about what will happen to Tris and Tobias and what their future will hold. I love love loved Divergent by Veronica Roth, and I’d give it a score of 9.5 out of 10. READ IT!

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