Rating: 4/5 It can be a bit confusing at times keeping up with what each faction represents (one of the reasons that I included it here)
Cover Art: 5/5
Age Limit: 13 and up (violence…much like The Hunger Games) No sex.
Beatrice Prior has one decision to make: to stay with her family…or to leave and never see them again. In the world of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, there are five factions each of which value a certain characteristic of human life.
Abnegation: THE SELFLESS
1.To refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. 2. To relinquish; give up.
Dauntless: THE BRAVE
Fearless, undaunted. (undaunted: courageously resolute, especially in the face of danger or difficulty; not discouraged.)
Candor: THE HONEST
1.The state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness. 2.freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality.
Erudite: THE INTELLIGENT
Characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly.
Amity: THE PEACEFUL
1.Friendships; peaceful harmony. 2.Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord. 3.Cordiality.
Beatrice has grown up in Abnegation all of her life, but has never felt like she fits in. She thinks she is too selfish. When students turn sixteen, there is a Choosing Ceremony in which each of them choose the factions they want to belong to for the rest of their lives. The problem is that if they choose a different faction than the one you grew up in, you can never see your family again. It is always faction over blood. If you choose to dishonor this, you will be kicked out. If you fail the initiation into the faction you choose, you become factionless, and are forced to live on the streets.
On the day before the choosing ceremony, each student takes an Aptitude test to determine which faction that they would most likely do well in. The serum that they inject to the student’s neck, produces a simulation in which the person administering the test can monitor. They see how the student performs in different situations in order to see which faction would be the best fit. The test are pretty accurate, except for Beatrice’s. In the end, it is their choice.
What will she decide?
A life of selflessness and servitude?
Or be split from her family forever?
Just a word of warning…this is all within the first three chapters. Buckle your seat belts, people, it’s going to get bumpy.
I absolutely loved this book! The second book is called Insurgent and I just finished it. I can’t wait until the third comes out, but that won’t be until fall of 2013! Insurgent leaves you hanging big time! I won’t be doing a review on this one because it will give too much away for Divergent.
The book isn’t made into a movie yet, but I have heard that it is in preproduction and is set to release sometime in the summer of next year. But here is a book trailer!
Happy reading everyone!
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