“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. I’ve seen it. It’s fascinating.” He releases me but doesn’t pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. “Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.”
Published on May 3, 2011 by HarperCollins.
Rating: 4 stars
Beatrice “Tris” Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth’s young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.
I have no idea of where to start with this review. I enjoyed the book, but did not seem to LOVE it like some other reviewers have???
The storyline for this book was different and unusual. There are 5 different factions and each one had different beliefs. When a person turns of age, they take a test to determine which faction they are compatible with. Then at the choosing ceremony, they get to choose which faction they would like to join. Of course, the book would be boring if our little heroin chose her own faction, so , she chose a different faction. Dauntless which is the faction of courage. Each new member is put through an initiation of sorts and if you pass, then you may join the faction. If not, then you will be factionless.
Beatrice is one tough cookie! Dauntless was the perfect faction for her. She is nervous and scared, but brave enough to do what needs to be done in order to survive. I really liked Four too! He is edgy and mysteriously sexy. Their relationship is very sweet and innocent. The friends that “Tris” aka Beatrice had made during initiations were great also. I really liked Will the best. He was sweet and I was kind of hoping for a romance with him and Tris, but oh well!
I would suggest for anyone whom loves dystopians to read this book. I think that I have wanted to read this book for a while and I built it up so much in my head that when I finally read it, it was not as fantastic to me anymore. I am not sure, but I will be reading the next book, Insurgent, when it comes out in May.
“I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”