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Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
Let’s be honest here. I am not immune to hype, but I do try so hard. Of course, it’s not difficult for very long. When the hype gets huge, and all the fanboys and fangirls get to hashtagging, I get disgusted. I was repulsed by this series and all the sickening hype, but then I saw the movie trailer, and I knew it was time to stop fighting it. I never feel good about an adaptation unless I’ve read the book first, so after buying it, then stacking it on my bookshelf for a few months, I decided I better get this out of the way. I opened this book with the cautious reluctancy of a germaphobe at the supermarket. For once, the hype did not disappoint.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: February 28th, 2012
Format: Paperback 
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her. (Goodreads)
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