Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 496
Profanity: PG
Mature Content: Pg-13 (violence, some sexual content)
Level: High School
Recommendation: Must Read

Summary: Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Review: Love, love, love it! I truly enjoyed this book. Boys and girls alike will find this book enthralling. There is violence though, and a few scenes that aren't for the faint at heart, so I would not recommend this for sensitive readers. There is also a couple of brief conversation about sex (not graphic though), so be careful of younger readers. I was captivated by the choices the characters have to make, how many realizations they come to, and how they work through their problems. The only problem about this book is waiting for the next one!

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