Book Review: Divergent By Veronica Roth
In a world walled off from potential danger lives a young girl, Beatrice Prior. In a town secluded from the real world are five fractions – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful) and Erudite (the intelligent) and Beatrice must choose. Once you reach sixteen you must choose your fraction. Beatrice must decide whether to stay loyal to her family or true to herself. She makes a decision that shocks not just her family, but also herself. This a fresh start, a new start where she can truly become herself and be a new person, which is why she changes her name to Tris. Through new changes Tris faces obstacles, enemies, a secret she must keep to herself and a potential romance. But with secrets come danger and Tris will protect those she loves, even if that means putting her own life at risk.
Seeing the trailer of Divergent is exactly what prompted me into purchasing the three book series. Everything about it shouted at me and my love of fantasy meant I had to read them. What a good decision I made. Divergent is everything I want in a book and was impossible to put down. From start to end I was engaged, intrigued and wanting more, more, more. The passion, the romance, the mystery and the edge were all perfectly written and the in-depth detail made everything easy to understand. Seeing this girl who inside is so outspoken but shies away from being her true self to keep her fraction happy and seeing Four (main male lead) open up and share his fears were beautiful things to read. There is a real sense of humour and self discovery that’s easy to relate to. The book is brilliant and the film doesn’t disappoint either!
Keep an eye out for a review of the second book, Insurgent, coming soon.