Divergent Review

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Beatrice Prior is on the brink of a decision that will change her life. In a society divided into factions all are forced to choose where they belong. And the choice Tris makes shocks everyone, including herself. 


Once the decisions are made, the new members are forced o undergo extreme initiation tests with devastating consequences. As their experience transforms them, Tris must determine who her friends are - and if the man who both threatens and protects her is really on her side. 


Because Tris has a deadly secret. And as growing conflict threatens to unravel their seemingly perfect society, this secret might save those Tris loves...

Or it might destroy her.


My Review:


I first heard about Divergent though the famous Tumblr... And how it was the latest craze and all that. And so I was a little reluctant to pick the book up and read it... But I am so glad I did. It really is a good read... Maybe not a 4.5 or 5 rating from me, but definitely a 4.


It starts off with Tris and her brother getting ready for the Choosing Ceremony, which is in the next day or so. She then goes on to find out that she is unique and must not dare tell anyone who or what she really is. She finds it really hard to choose a "faction". Her family are the Abnegation, but she feels she isn't right for that faction.. In the end she finally chooses and much to her family's horror, its not Abnegation.


Amity (The Peaceful)
Dauntless (The Brave)
Abnegation (The Selfless)
Erudite (The Intelligent)
Candour (The Honest)


After the Choosing Ceremony they say goodbye to their families and head off to their new faction to start the initiation. Throughout this time Tris manages to make enemies, friends, falls in love (of course), and becomes near fearless. It's a very well written book. 


There isn't really much to say about the plot, it's a pretty straight forward Dystopian book. What you would expect I suppose. The idea of factions I thought was very well written and the idea of it sounds fine. But of course when human kind have something to do with something.. It nearly always equals disaster... Eventually. I thought that the oncoming issue/problem, suits the world it's in. Just one faction wants to take over the government, and it's not the one you would expect!


The love interest part wasn't too full on, and was actually cute in some parts.. Haha! 


The whole book I believe is good, simply because, even though it's fiction, you can still connect with it in certain ways. I've heard a lot that it's very similar to The Hunger Games, or Twilight. I haven't read either of them, but seeing the movies...... I wanna say, No. It's not like them, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE TWILIGHT! What were these people on? Though I should probably not day that too quickly because I haven't read the book. But honestly... Twilight is about Vampire stuff and silly things (I'm sorry I'm really not a fan), nothing to do with what's written in this book. 


The only way I see it related to The Hunger Games is because they're all teenagers.. In a Dystopian world. That's it... Really... Maybe the style of writing? In that case I compare it more to The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Even though it has nothing to do with anything in the book also.. 


Overall, I enjoyed this book. I finished it in two days, I could have finished it in one.. If I didn't have anything to do that day! The actual physical book was very easy to read, good sized lettering and it didn't cram the sentences and lines together. So that made it quick too. I will be reading the rest of the series. 


I would recommend it to nearly anyone... Whether you like Romances, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, whatever your genre of choice. Give this a go! It doesn't hurt to be sheep sometimes.