Divergent by Veronica Roth
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars x 100
Release Date: 05/03/11
I will say that Divergent is the best dystopian novel since Hunger Games! You know I’m not one to compare books to Twilight or Hunger Games because let’s face it very few books match up, but Divergent deserves a spot next to Hunger Games! Another fascinating fact is Divergent is Veronica Roth’s debut novel!
Divergent is set in Chicago sometime in the future where everyone is divided into factions and at sixteen each person takes an aptitude test with a recommendation of what faction you should go into. Most stay in the faction they were born into but on rare occasions people will be transferred. If you decide to transfer you choose to leave your family behind and start a new life. The motto is faction before blood.
Beatrice shortly finds out that choosing a faction is only the beginning of a hard journey and while going through initiation she discovers how ruthless people can be to get to the top. She wonders who is really a friend and whether she can really trust anyone especially as she starts to excel. Something Beatrice never expected was to find a connection with a guy who challenges her, protects her, and yet sends her all sorts of mixed signals.
To tell you I loved this book is an understatement! I finished Divergent the same day I started it and am looking forward to re-reading it many times over. I'm excited to see that Goodreads list Divergent as one in a series of at least three books. Veronica Roth will be on the HarperTeen Dark Days tour and will be stopping in Texas so I’m looking forward to meeting her. Trust me when I say this is one book you don’t want to miss!
To learn more about Veronica Roth visit: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com