Challenges: Debut Author Challenge
Publication Date: May 3rd 2011
Short synopsis (Goodreads): In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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.
My Review: Where to start with this fantastic book! While it wasn’t as close to the Hunger Games as making it feel like I was reading the same thing all over again, there were quite a few similarities. The world that Roth created is ruthless, just like the Dystopian world of the Hunger Games. Tris, the main character isn’t your normal girl, she’s a little more detached, more rational and more survival oriented than others. This also reminded me of Katniss. That being said, Divergent is it’s own book.
I was surprised by Tris’s choice of which faction she joined but at least that way she was able to grow and become her own self…and meet Four. This made me very happy. I’m very excited to see where this goes. My sister was furious with me for having her read this book and then having to wait this long for the next in the series. It’s pretty addictive!