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Sheila Deeth, February 18, 2015 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Veronica Roth’s dystopia is based on a premise that warring mankind might try to resolve their issues by stressing the benefits of a small subset of virtues. But, of course, as human beings we’re all too good as stressing faults as well, and a society that’s supposed to have eliminated conflict seethes with problems underneath.

Beatrice is a child of Abnegation, brought up from birth to look to others’ needs before her own. Her perfect brother Caleb is a prime example of abnegating youth, but Beatrice's interests tend more toward those rebelliously exciting Dauntless youth. When the choosing comes, she just might not do as her parents expect. But how will a short, fairly ordinary, self-effacing young woman cope in the trials of the not necessarily virtuous valiant?

The novel takes supposed virtues and looks at the vices they might hide. It reveals a seemingly perfect world, through the eyes of a convincing protagonist, and turns it on its side. And it offers readers that enticing glimpse of dystopia behind the present day, rebellion in the making, with simple answers proving inadequate. It’s a well-paced novel with well-placed introspection, increasing levels of action and danger, and a cool and scary ending. Maybe there are more important things than obedience, passing tests, and fitting in. And yes, I’m going to read more of this series; when almost perfect breaks, what happens next?

Disclosure: I’ve not seen the movie, but I’d seen the books, and the premise seemed intriguing, so I asked for them for Christmas. I’m glad I did.
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kristinwithani, January 3, 2015 (view all comments by kristinwithani)
I know it's considered frowned upon to watch the movie before reading the book, but I had to with Divergent. I had heard so much about it, but unfortunately didn't have enough time to read the novel first. Despite this, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this novel more than its film counterpart. I feel more of a connection to Tris in the novel and I preferred the book's version of some of the events. I'm excited to read Insurgent next (before the film comes out)!
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SnowRaven, December 12, 2014 (view all comments by SnowRaven)
This is a dystopian young adult novel in which when a young person turns 16, this must choose which faction they will join. Each of the five factions have their own unique qualities, and when the person chooses their faction, they must go through initiation and pass, otherwise they will remain factionless for the rest of their lives. The main character is Beatrice, who has an inner battle about whether she wants to stay with her family in the selfless Abnegation faction, or become a new, fearless person in the Dauntless faction. I have never seen the movie, but I imagine it will be as good as this novel was.
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mouna.chebli, October 30, 2014 (view all comments by mouna.chebli)
This is my favorite book of the divergent trilogy i recommend the book for people who loves sci-fi.
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mouna.chebli, October 30, 2014 (view all comments by mouna.chebli)
This is my favorite book of the divergent trilogy i recommend the book for people who loves sci-fi.
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ISBN:
9780062024039
Author:
Roth, Veronica
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Author:
Richards, Elizabeth
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Divergent Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Review" by , "You'll be up all night with Divergent, a brainy thrill-ride of a novel."
"Review" by , "A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away."
"Review" by , "Divergent clearly has thrills, but it also movingly explores a more common adolescent anxiety — the painful realization that coming into one's own sometimes means leaving family behind, both ideologically and physically."
"Synopsis" by , One choice decides your friends

One choice defines your beliefs

One choice determines your loyalties — forever

One choice can transform you

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