Thursday, April 4, 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 5.0

This dystopian society is divided into five Factions. The various factions show how different rules make people act differently to fit in each cultivating a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).  All 16 year olds must pick which Faction they wish to belong to for the rest of their lives.

This book is being compared to Hunger Games and, I can see why. A dystopian society that has to fight, a female protagonist that is very compelling being among two of the most obvious parallels. Still, this book is different and worth the read.  If you have children, I would think they would really be enthralled with this read but, there is some violence (no not as bad as The Maze Runner). A very enjoyable fun read and I am definitely going to check out the sequel.

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