“it is the best book every there is a lot of adventure in it and if you like science fiction your deffinetly going to like Divergent”Riley wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Looks like a pageturner. But it is really big!!!”McKenzie P. wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome!”MandyJ wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very well written. I wish it didn't have to end.”Colleen P. wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It has been a while since I have really been able to get into a book but I really loved this book and could not stop reading it once I started.”Samantha C wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story is an instant get away. There were times when I felt my heart racing out of control, and even experienced a form of vertigo because of the way it is written. If you're afraid of heights, get ready!”Valerie wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This an awesome book. Its is filled with adventures and love. A very touching story.”Jaime Lovesmangoes wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Beatrice (Tris) Prior is born and raised in a dystopian Chicago, the daughter of parents in the Abnegation factor. The year she and her brother, Irish twins, are 16 they take a simulation test to determine which of the factions--Abnegation, Candor, Eruduite, Amity or Dauntless. She is shocked to be quietly told that she is Divergent, and tested for three of the factions. Sent home early on the ruse that she didn't feel well, she has to not only decide which faction to choose (all teens choose, regardless of test results) but also to hide who she is. The next day her brother surprises her by choosing Erudite, and despite being torn, she chooses the rather predictable (there has to be the story!) choice of Dauntless.
During her initiation time with Dauntless she not only learns some surprising things about herself, she discovers that all is not what it should be either with Dauntless or with the faction system. I thought this not that much like Hunger Games, although there is the dystopian future and a system that it not working as it's supposed to. While it was somewhat predictable, it kept me up longer than I should, I empathized with Beatrice, and it left me wanting to read the sequel.
“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, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.”