Divergent by Veronica Roth
"What Goodreads says about Divergent by Veronica Roth:
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."
I found this cover to be exactly what this book needed. The symbol (which is a mystery to me) in flames invokes a sense of power and strength. The sky line underneath covered in clouds and an overall darkness gave me the feeling of despair. The title was also a mystery to me until I began to read the book, once I did I understood why it was called "Divergent".
The second I started this book I knew I was going to love it... But lets start from the beginning. It took me a while to actually read this book. I didn't want to jump on the Divergent wagon like the rest of the population all in a haze from the Hunger Games phenomenon. I was not going to be a mindless Hunger Games addict running from book to book looking for the next best thing. Ohhhh how I was so stupid! I wish I would have read this book a long time ago because I actually prefer this book to Hunger Games.
My Dream Cast:
Who I picture as the perfect Divergent cast...
(Since the movie is already being filmed I choose the cast I believe works great, other are my own selection)
Tris, Four, Uriah, Christina, Eric and Caleb
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the story line and plot as well s the romance that blossoms and the dystopian world created. I originally had my doubts about this book because so many people complained about the w"world building" but I never once felt like I was walking into this book blind, the world seemed very believable and easily pictured in my mind. Of course there are flaws in this book. I have never read a book where at one point I didn't realized... "Well that wasn't suppose to be there." The reason that this book deserves 5/5 stars is because I was entrapped, ensnared, and bound into this story. I could not put it down and can't wait for read the second book in this series...