Divergent by Veronica Roth, Reviewed by Abigail Lee.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

From Amazon.com:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Have you ever held in a huge secret? You probably have , but has it ever been about yourself? In the book Divergent by Veronica Roth you will be told a story about a girl you started out as Beatrice. She lived in a dystopian society where a test chose what category you should choose to live in the rest of your life. In this novel you experience a rebel teenager who just so happens to be different from everyone else in her society. I enjoyed this novel very much, but I mostly enjoyed it for the unique setting, the theme , and the outstanding vocabulary.

I enjoyed the overall setting in this book. I normally enjoy Dystopian fiction for the most part, but this book was fantastic. Like many other dystopian fiction books this book was based in a futuristic post apocalyptic setting. In this novel the society has made categories of people. 5 categories to be exact. Each child in their 16th year has to take a stimulation test to determine what “faction” they should choose on choosing day. The novel really touched on the details of the setting. The author done a great job explaining the setting. I really enjoyed the setting of this novel.

The overall theme of this book was amazing in my opinion. What does it actually feel like to be different? In this society Beatrice is different and does have to hide it or she’ll be killed. Why is it that you have to hide that you’re different? Is it really so bad that you have to be killed because of it. Just because your society is so called “perfect” doesn’t mean you should be “perfect”. It’s almost as if it is a crime to be different. In this novel it is like they fight for the people who are divergent (different). I believe it great that the theme represents it is okay to be different and you should fight to have equal rights.

This novel had very academically advanced vocabulary. Veronica Roth, the author done a very great job with keeping adult vocabulary in a teenage novel. I believe some language could be fixed, but other than that I do think she done a phenomenal job in presenting a well thought out vocabulary for adults and also younger people to enjoy. I do rate this novel with a 10 point vocabulary!

I honestly think this novel is worth reading if you’re into dystopian fiction. I can’t wait to see what happens after the mind rattling ending! I recommend this book for a class reading book and also a book to read for enjoyment. I believe the erotic setting was absolutely amazing, the futuristic setting, and the advanced setting was what made this book!


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