The series, written by Veronica Roth, is set in a futuristic Chicago where everyone is broken up into five factions (faction is basically a fancy word for group). When a person is sixteen years old they're required to take an aptitude test where they'll discover what faction they belong in. This division of individuals is suppose to create peace and assist in the growth and security of Chicago. Beatrice, the main character, takes her aptitude test and the results say she belongs in numerous factions- this means she's Divergent. Being a divergent in this dystopian society is extremely dangerous, and the series is set around the premise that Divergents are a threat and must be eliminated. Beatrice must try to hide her true identity to keep herself, her friends and her family safe.
I was immediately enthralled in Divergent. Beatrice is both strong and emotional, and emulates the typical strong female character. I read a lot of reviews where people were angered by the situations within the book or they thought the idea was "dumb". I was captivated by how the problems in this book can be related to our current society. Sure, there are no divergents or factions, but this can easily be translated into comparing and judging people based on their looks, backgrounds, education levels, etc. I enjoyed the underlying meaning of the Divergent series and thought Veronica Roth wrote a detailed, interesting and relatable book.
I questioned the series ending but realized it was what needed to happen. This was an easy read that kept my attention to the bitter end. It wasn't the best book I've ever read but it was far from the worst. Now, I'm counting down the days until I can drag my friends to the movie! It comes out March 21 and I want to be in the first line. Check out the preview below.
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