Released Date: April 25, 2011
Author: Veronica Roth
Rating: 3 stars
In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions – Abegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) – each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.
On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.
Before I read the book, I watched the movie first. I liked the movie, and everybody knows that books are better than movies, I thought the books are more awesome.
It is a sci-fi book with a hint of romance and somewhat mystery. Since I’ve read a lot of books relating to adventures and mythology with a lot of actions in it, this book came in just as perfect as the other books I’ve read. The plot is cool and the idea of factions, aptitude tests, simulation, and other stuffs. I say congratulations and thank you to Veronica Roth for letting us read your imagination and becoming a part of your world.
I would like to skip to the part when Beatrice took her aptitude test. At this point, her identity of being a Divergent hadn’t shown much yet to the readers. She chose Dauntless instead of her own factionーwhich is Abnegation. There are five factions in the city: Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor, and Amity. And Abnegation being the selfless people who is sensitive and quite ignorant, in my opinion, because of the rules they follow. Knowing that a ‘Stiff’ㅡslang word of Dauntless for Abnegationㅡas the first jumper is quite unusual. Their Dauntless initiate instructor, Tobias Eaton, also known as Four, was quite surprised.
As time passed in the Dauntless compound with Tris being Dauntless and Al dying and Edward getting stabbed in the eye, I didn’t really expect for Four and Tris being together much. But I can’t deny their chemistry. I smile and squeal every time they kiss.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book. Meeting the other characters and all is fun as the whole story is. By the time I started liking the Dauntless, I finally decided to drip my blood on burning coals next yearㅡI’m fifteen, next year will be my Choosing Ceremony.Let me know your ideas, opinions and recommendations on the comment section.