DIVERGENT (Divergent Series, Book 1)
By Veronica Roth
My Thoughts: Different, A little Hunger Gamesy... but quite addictive. My fourteen year old son urged me to read this YA book series. I was glad I did. I fell in love with Tris. A character that begins as a young, scared girl and turns into this one of a kind heroine that you love and get irritated with over and over again. I can't believe I liked it, but I did. Yep. I did. I still think about it.
I won't summarize the story because most everyone has already heard about it. I thoroughly enjoyed getting caught up in it and read all three books straight through one after another, yes, the lose your sleep kinda books.
Every single book has flaws but this story shines through. A definite, to read series... so go ahead, get yourself a Young Adult book series... A fast action paced, compelling, thought provoking series.
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.
I bought this book. Hard earned money. No disclosure needed.