Book Review of “Divergent!”

 

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

 

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another book review. The book on the agenda this morning is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I must say that when I first bought the book I was skeptical. I’ve been reading a lot of Contemporary Young Adult Fiction and I was into all the teenage angst that comes with that type of story. So when I picked up this dystopian novel and started reading I didn’t think it would suck me in.

At first it didn’t. It took a couple of chapters before I had the desire to get to know the characters, but when I did, I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoyed the relationship between Tris and Four and I love how their relationship develops. I became interested enough in the story to buy the next book, “Insurgent.” I’m reading that one right now.

I’ve also become interested in learning what happens to the five factions, Amity, Abnegation, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. This is a unique story and I’m looking forward to reading the others in the series.

However, I must say, it hasn’t drawn me in nearly as much as the Contemporary Young Adult books that I’ve recently read have. That said, I admire the author’s imagination. She has certainly created a unique world for this story. I’ll be reviewing the second book in the series soon. Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to share your thoughts regarding “Divergent,” feel free to do so. I’d love to hear from you.

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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11 Responses to Book Review of “Divergent!”

  1. I saw the movie but have yet to read the book. It really is a neat idea of having the fractions, isn’t it?

  2. ProteanMom says:

    I enjoyed Divergent. I was hesitant to read the last book due to the overwhelming number of bad reviews on Amazon, but I had to know what happened.

    I’m glad I read it – I loved the ending. Don’t let the reviews deter you from finishing the series. The series doesn’t end in a way that you expect, and I think that’s why it got the bad reviews. Even so, I thought it was brilliant.

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  4. Danielle says:

    I enjoyed Divergent too, but like you, it wasn’t as good as some of the other YAs I’d read around the same time. I would absolutely adore some suggestions if you have any!

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by Danielle! I’ve read some really good ones this year! Two that come to mind are “Fangirl” and “Eleanor and Park.” Both were written by Rainbow Rowell.
      Two others that were written by Gayle Forman are “If I Stay” and Where She Went.” Awesome books! I think these four are my faves for this year along with John Green’s “The Fault in our Stars!” I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂

      • Danielle says:

        I’ve heard good things about everything you’ve mentioned here! I’ll definitely have to add them to my TBR. I’ll write reviews as soon as I’m done!

      • Lisa Orchard says:

        Awesome Danielle! I’d love to read your take on the stories! 🙂

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