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Divergent (Book 1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Book 1) (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Veronica Roth

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Title:Divergent (Book 1)
Authors:Veronica Roth
Info:Katherine Tegen Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 576 pages
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Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)

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This was good. I really liked the characters ( even the minor ones) and the unpredictable plot, although, at times I felt it didn't flow as smoothly as I'd like. However I really enjoyed the premise and the action, and the love story was entirely plausible. I'm looking forward to the sequel. ( )
  mmacd3814 | May 30, 2016 |
An interesting concept, plainly but vividly written ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
Just finished reading this -- AHHHH SO GOOD!!
As someone who usually scoffs at the stereotypical YA story, I didn't expect much when I picked up this book, but boy was I glad to be proven wrong! Divergent is packed with action, layered characters that move in fast paced, honest plot. Reading this book was like riding a rollercoaster. All those feels!!!

I have high expectations of the sequel now! ( )
  meowism | May 17, 2016 |
Veronica Roth’s debut book dives into the dystopian fiction genre with a splash. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, Divergent, the first book in the trilogy, will keep you in suspense and have you begging for more at the end.

Beatrice Prior, a sixteen-year-old girl, growing-up in a post-war, futuristic Chicago must make some difficult decisions. The city is divided into five factions based on virtue: Amity (peaceful), Erudite (intelligent), Dauntless (brave), Abnegation (selfless), and Candor (honest). These factions are meant to help keep peace within the region. But do the factions really help keep the peace? Now that Beatrice is sixteen, she and all other sixteen-year-olds must take an aptitude test which will determine the best faction for them; however, they ultimately get the final decision on the Choosing Day. When Choosing Day arrives, Beatrice must decide which faction she will choose. Will she choose her own faction, Abnegation, or make a difficult decision and choose another faction based on her aptitude test? Will her decision disappoint her family? Her decision may even surprise her. Once everyone has chosen their faction, they will then be initiated into that faction. Those that do not complete initiation will become factionless which is a fate worse than death to Beatrice. Divergent, Roth’s debut book, is an exciting read, well written and sure to provoke lively discussions!
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  Kay_Downing | Apr 28, 2016 |
Review Originally Posted At: FictionForesight

In a post-apocalyptic society where your faction means everything, how do you choose between the demands of your faction and the desires of yourself?

Divergent takes place in the ruins of a city after the world outside has fallen pray to a catastrophic conflict. As a means to maintain order, this last remaining society divided itself into five separate factions. Each faction has different, yet strict, norms and beliefs, and fulfill specific roles within the society. The main character, Beatrice, is faced with many difficult choices throughout the book and soon learns that every choice has a consequence.

Overall I found this book to be enjoyable and easy to read. It was not hard to relate to the characters, and the plot of the book seemed to be mostly realistic (aside form one thought, that there should have been more monitoring/screening of simulations). It's a great book to satisfy your inner dystopian. It also encourages independence and the ability to make the tough choices when they are the right ones. To me, this has become a modern-day classic. In my opinion, it is a must in any wood-be dystopian fan's library.

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  FictionForesight | Apr 26, 2016 |
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In a future Chicago, sixteen-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.
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In a future Chicago, sixteen-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.… (more)

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