Review Detail

 
Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A must-read

Divergent is one of my favourite books of all time.
The story is about a girl named Tris who must choose where she belongs in her society but she finds this difficult because she is conflicted between the safe option of returning to her comfort zone but never being truly happy or taking a huge risk. The best thing is that this is only the beginning of the story.
As the story goes on, we see the perfect balance of action, humour and romance. It hooked me in from the first page.
Tris is such a strong female lead who is bold and brave and puts others before herself. She never gives up on her goal even though at first it look close to impossible. We get to see her other sides as well showing she is not just a one-dimensional character. The fact that the story is written from her point of view is also an excellent decision by Veronica Roth because I felt what Tris felt also.
The other characters are well-written. Four is mysterious and hooks you in as you want to know more about him. We also get to see his more gentle side which was very enjoyable to read. Tris’ friends Christina, Will and Christina show us that no matter what your background is, you can still get to like one another and have common interests. It also shows us how different people deal with pressure and seeing your friends succeed even though you might not be.
The antagonists make you want to hate them with a passion while also wanting to find out more about them and how they turned out the way they did. Even at times, you could find yourself agreeing with some of the things they said even though they had evil agendas.
Tris has an extremely dangerous secret that she has to keep and t the twists and turns of the story have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for Tris.
Overall, I would most definitely recommend this book, it’s a must-read for dystopian lovers!

Good Points
Brilliantly written!
All the characters have depth and are somewhat relatable.
There is no love triangle (yes, books like this actually exist!)
The plot is captivating and hooked me in straight away.
Tris is such a strong, bold character.
Trust me- it is NOT a Hunger Games rip-off.
Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

 
 
Ordering 
 
Already have an account? or Create an account
 
 
 
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Crown of Amiriel
Despite her unstable powers, Warrior Princess Raynin is the most...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Darkest Legacy
The long-awaited new novel in the New York Times best-selling...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Nightbooks
A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Intoxic
When Alison Hayes walks into her storm-darkened trailer the afternoon...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Ranch Hero
Kid lit with a comic book twist! This is a...
 
0.0
 
4.8 (1)
The Black and White Ball
In a lush and bountiful woodland, teeming with magnificent wildlife,...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Denis Ever After
Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Side by Side A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde
Texas: 1931. It’s the height of the Great Depression,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
You May Now Kill the Bride
Two sisters, divided by time. Each with a terrible...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Hiding Lies
At Holden Prep, dirty little secrets always have a...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Shadow Wings
I will never be controlled again. A manipulative dragon...
 
5.0 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
Into Darkness
Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Spencer's life was not supposed to turn...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Kai's summer changes when she gets a summer internship at...
 
0.0
 
4.3 (1)
Zoe is just your average teenage girl expecting another average,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Frango & Chicken
Some things seem impossible, but with the right attitude and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ruby Lane
Ruby is overexcited again, and her brain is spinning creative...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Little Shaq Takes a Chance
 
4.0
"Little Shaq is not at all excited about the upcoming school art fair because he doesn't feel that he is..."
Northanger Abbey
 
4.7
" “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." ..."
The Bone Season (Scion #1)
 
4.3
"I'm very upset with this book. So angry, seeing red in my vision. That level of angry. It's like RED..."
K-9 (Knightley and Son #2 )
 
5.0
"Now that Darkus' father Alan is back and conscious most of the time (after their adventures in book one), they..."
The Bone Season (Scion #1)
 
5.0
"Again I avoided this book because of the hype around it, but I regret not reading this book a lot..."
 
2.3
"I have to say I enjoyed this, but it's quite young and i could see the end too easily. I..."
 
5.0
Kat
"Coolz"
 
5.0
"The Declaration by Gemma Malley - what a book! Another futuristic novel it follows Surplus Anna, Anna Covey to her..."
The Bone Season (Scion #1)
 
4.7
"I knew writing a review for this book would be hard even before I started reading it. Just look at..."
Princess Academy
 
5.0
"I loved reading this when I was younger, and although some of the details are now hazy, I remember being..."
River Secrets (The Books of Bayern #3)
 
N/A
"Razo has to be one of my favorite characters, i love his personality. "
Flyte (Septimus Heap - Book 2)
 
4.0
"The Characters were extremely well developed. I knew which characters I was supposed to hate, and which ones I was..."
 
2.3
"Ok....I don't mean to sound mean but this author is SO stupid for writing that ending in this book. I..."
Need (Need #1)
 
3.7
"It's nice when you read a book and discover an aspect of fantasy that you had not read before. I've..."
Need (Need #1)
 
3.7
"This story starts off interesting with Zara arriving to live with her step grandmother. Zara is the sad new girl..."
This Is Not Forgiveness
 
2.7
"From the prologue, we gather that a guy named Rob has died and so have others. We know that whatever..."
This Is Not Forgiveness
 
N/A
" This is Not Forgiveness is darkly beautiful and draws you into this story with three..."
Between the Sea and Sky
 
2.7
"Between the Sea and Sky was a nice, quick read, but I’m sad to say that for me, it probably..."
Princess Academy
 
5.0
"On the surface, Princess Academy seems a silly tale, a story of a Prince choosing a bride, an obvious read-a-like..."
The Legacy (The Declaration, Book 3)
 
3.3
"I must say, I never want to live forever. To be able to feel yourself melt away, while you still..."