Hardcover: 496 Pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
My Rating: 5/5
From Amazon: 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. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens 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 literally would have given this book a 10 out of 5 is that was at all possible. I heard a lot about it and I really wanted to read it but I put it off because there are a lot of other series I'm into right now. Well, yesterday I couldn't decide what to read so I ended up picking Divergent and I'm so glad I did!! I haven't loved a book this much since I read the Twilight Saga. In fact, I think I love Divergent so much more! I read the entire book in less than 24 hours and I just placed an order on Amazon for Insurgent because I need to read it...NEED to.
Divergent is the story of Tris, but so much more than that as well. It's about her life and the factions that surround her. She has to make a decision that will ultimately change everything she has ever known and come to love. Will she leave her current faction or not? And if she does, will she make it in her next one? There is so much action and intensity in Divergent that I can't even really put it into words adequately. I'm in love with a book and I'm not ashamed to admit that!
Roth wrote Divergent so well that it leaves you completely captivated! I literally could not pull myself away from this book. I'm actually still carrying it around with me even though I finished reading it. Just to look at the cover, read the back, whatever, right? If you haven't read Divergent yet, you need to! It should definitely be in your top ten books to read if, like me, you have a massive reading pile. I'm going to read Insurgent as soon as it gets to my house until then I can only wait anxiously for it to arrive.