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Divergent (2011)

by Veronica Roth

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Series: Divergent (1)

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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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Oh my God, why don't I have the sequel in my face right now?! ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
This is probably my favorite new book. It was fantastic, yet believable. Beatrice handles an amazing amount of physical and mental pain, but she is very human and has her own realistic weaknesses. Her relationships with her friends, family, and enemies are complex. She realizes that the people she loves aren't perfect and can hurt her, but doesn't discount them for their imperfections. This is a great book about what makes people human and how they can be good and valuable without being perfect. ( )
  CassandraNicole | Apr 22, 2021 |
The major gripe I have about this book is how disjointed it feels towards the end. There is just a long time spent on initiation and then bam out of nowhere the action starts and we are thrown into crisis mode! But . . .then it gets really good. Once the surprise wears off the ending is enthralling. I'm looking forward to continuing the series. I'd highly recommend Divergent to other fans of Twilight and/or the Hunger Games. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
I really, really enjoyed this book. At first I found the narrator's voice a little distracting, but I soon got past it, as she seemed to so clearly inhabit Beatrice/Tris, and I got so caught up in the story that it really didn't matter who was reading it.

I appreciated the strong heroine, who understood her limitations yet tried to work around them. And, thankfully, there was no love triangle. I was left with questions which may be answered in the subsequent books, such as what happened to create the Factions, and what is going on in the rest of the world.

Although this is the first book in a series (I think trilogy), I don't feel as resentful toward it as I have toward other first books lately. It could stand on its own if you don't feel like exploring the world any further. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
Re- read April 2020
3.5 stars
Read it again and enjoyed it more than the first time.
Most of the stuff that kinda bothered me last time was pretty much explained in the 3rd movie, so I was able to understand some of the reactions and what I considered plot holes better.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


July 2015
2.5 stars
This is one of those times when I liked the movie better than the book.

Heather K brought up some excellent points.
That said, I was able to enjoy the book much more than her, mostly because I've read it without thinking so much. Which is probably because the book and the movie are basically the same. The movie is a fun way to spend an idle hour or two if you have nothing better to do, but I can't bring myself to say the book was worth the two days it took to read it. ( )
  NannyOgg13 | Mar 27, 2021 |
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Galvin, EmmaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koob-Pawis, PetraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To my mother, who presented me with the moment when Beatrice perceives her mother's strength and wonders how she had not perceived it before.
To my mother, who gave me the moment when Beatrice realizes how strong her mother is and wonders how she missed it for so long.
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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.

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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. (from the publisher)
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