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!
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.
In this dystopian world sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior, Tris, must find where she fits into society. However, when she fails to fit into a category during the aptitude test, Tris must find a way to survive and keep her secret; Tris is Divergent. This society has five different factions; Amity for peace, Abnegation for selflessness, Dauntless for brave, Candor for truth and Erudite for intelligence. The Divergent don't fit into any one faction, because of this they are being hunted and killed by those this power.
The exposure of Divergence leads Tris' world into rebellion and discovery. Soon she is in places and doing things she never could have imagined. Throughout all these trials and struggles Tris finally finds herself and discovers loved ones along the way.
Tris is a strong character. You really learn about how she thinks and what length she is willing to go to in order to do what she believes is right. She transfers from Abnegation, dubbed 'The Stiffs' by every other faction, into the tough and dangerous faction of Dauntless. There she meets her love interest Four. Though Tris is small she learns how to use that to her advantage during her training, slowly becoming one of the best new members. I really love Tris. I find she is a character you can relate to, with normal insecurities and worries in a dystopian world so different to our own.
This series really explores the difference in personality and how we all fit into society. It really makes you stop and think about who you are, what makes you special and where you 'fit'.
A great series, I really enjoyed these books. However, I must say I loved the first book best.
I really enjoyed Divergent. It was unlike anything I've read before. Tris is a super strong and brave 16 year old girl who has to adapt to a different lifestyle after transferring from Abnegation (selfless) to Dauntless (brave) in a dystopian version of Chicago that is divided into factions. I loved all the action and stunts the Dauntless do and the chemistry between Tris and Four. There was also quite a bit of violence, death, brutality and some cruel characters but nonetheless it was still a captivating read! I would recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night!
Can we just step back a moment aaaand...
This was exhilarating!
One Choice, decided your friends.
One Choice, defines your beliefs.
One Choice, determines your loyalties - Forever.
ONCE CHOICE CAN TRANSFORM YOU"
*insight on why I even started it*
This book has honestly been on my bookshelf for a year now, and I always said I would get around to reading it. But I ended up buying the movie the day it came out and also said "I'm not watching it till I have read the book." So if you follow, I've had the movie almost a year as well. Apparently, no one is as patient as I am when it comes to this stuff. I can't tell you how many people have got tired of waiting and just spilled spoilers after spoilers. So I had to break down and finally read it.
I'm glad I did!
Now on to my review.
Divergent was amazing!! It was wonderfully written. Veronica Roth went into such great detail about everything in just the perfect amount, so she didn't put you to sleep with information overload. The settings, the characters..just EVERYTHING was excellent perfection.For me, this book made me feel like I was living everything and I was apart of it.. Though, not just apart of it, but like I belonged there. I can actually say, I feel Dauntless. (Then again, upon taking the quiz at the end, it said that Dauntless would be my faction. Haha)
There were a few times I had to put the book down and step back to calm down from the emotion overload...and then I had to stop myself from running all around the house fangirling.
I know a lot of people say this book is just a Hunger Games rip off... I don't see it. Which truth be told, if one book is like another book, I am real fast to call it out. But I didn't see that in these books. I can see how people MIGHT compare the two by saying the government is ruling everything and a girl has to pretty much save the day.. But I still don't agree they are anything a like. Truth be told, if you love The Hunger GamesI would actually recommend Divergent to you.
I kid you not, I finished this book at 12am this morning and I wanted (so bad) to hop in the car to get the second book from the store. I can't wait till I get the second book and am able to read it.
I'm sure I'll add more to this review later over time, but right now, I'm still stuck in the "Oh my freakin gah! That was amazing!!" mind frame.
I really enjoyed this action-packed novel. This book is one of the best futuristic novels I have ever read. I enjoyed hoy Roth could describe the characters and make them so real. When I read The Hunger Games I thought it was confusing, but I understood this novel completely. I give this book 5/5 stars.
The cover of the book says 'One choice can transform you' and based on the transformations of character that go on during this book, it couldn't be more right. The world of Divergent is one that is not fully explained until the second book. I've been told that the world seems a bit unbelievable, I can see that point of view at the beginning, but as the series progresses, the background of their city and five factions become infinitely clear. The five factions are Abnegation, the selfless, Candor, the truthful, Dauntless, the brave, Amity, the peaceful, and Erudite, the intelligent. The one thing I see wrong with this picture is that, how can a person be classified to just one faction. I could be in any of the above factions, but wouldn't thrive in any one because I'm a bit of everything. The main character very much embodies the fact that you can't be classified into one thing in life.
The main character is Beatrice 'Tris' Prior. She began in Abnegation, but changes to Dauntless in the beginning after learning that she's Divergent. Meaning she can belong to multiple factions. She faces many challenges, including fierce competition, hiding her secret of being Divergent-for telling anyone could endanger her life-and her budding romance with the trainer of the Dauntless initiates, Four (don't worry, he's only a couple years older than her).
There are some fairly obvious things in the book. Little things mentioned at the beginning that are built on later on. Let me tell you this, nothing is coincidence. The story gets better and more intricate with every page. I gobbled it up in just about one sitting. It's a book of choices and not being confined to one lifestyle. While it's a book purely for entertainment, it seems to have some moral things in there as well.
I loved this book! I remember reading it only a month after it's release, way before I even got into dystopian novels. It captured me from the very start and I remember getting to the end of the book feeling emotionally drained from everything that happened, and was speechless at how amazing it was. I really connected with all the characters, and fell completely head over heels in love with Tobias/Four with his level headed demeanor and kind personality. Tris out shined everybody though, her courage and bravery were something to be admired, and I absolutely loved her.
Overall, this book was fabulous and I'm really glad I read it.
Honestly, I was late to the party when it came to picking up Divergent and reading it. With all the hype, I didn't really think I would like the book, but I did. It was a quick and entertaining read. It was unique, at least to me, because I haven't really ever read a dystopian book before.
The idea was fascinating, but I didn't feel it explained enough about why things were the way they were, but I haven't yet read the other two books to see if more back story is given. Also some things in the book were just a little too convenient for the situation. But overall, I loved Divergent.
Honestly in my opinion this book is the best dystopian I have read yet. I normally don't really like read dystopian but lately people have been fangirling, fanboying, and gushing about how awesome this book and its sequel is. Plus, all my friends have read it and when they talk about it, I just stand there like a total weirdo because I don't have a clue who this number guy is and all this other stuff. So I read the book and... I was left utterly speechless. The ending is one of the most devastating endings I have ever read along with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I love the two main characters in this book: Tris and Four. Don't get me started on Four... I just... I can't even... the feels!!!! This guy... I legit LOVE this guy! But who doesn't right?? Tris... I liked Tris, she changed a lot from the beginning of this book and we see that in the end of this book when she was with her dad and his reaction to how she has changed.
So yeah, this book was freaking AWESOME and I HIGHLY recommend this to people who want to read a freaking awesome, and original book. =)