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ISBN13: 9780062024039
ISBN10: 0062024035
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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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Larena, June 11, 2014 (view all comments by Larena)
Futuristic, Young Adult, Dystopian Chicago


Beatrice Prior lives in a world where society is divided into five factions. Each dedicated to a particular virtue. Candor is honesty, Abnegation is selflessness, Dauntless is bravery, Amity is peaceful and Erudite is intelligence. Once a year on an appointed day all the sixteen-year-olds must select the faction that they will belong to for the rest of their lives. Beatrice’s decision comes down to being with her family or being who she truly is. She can’t have both though. She makes a choice that no one saw coming not even herself.


While Beatrice goes through the highly competitive initiation she renames herself Tris and struggles to figure just exactly who her friends are and who is not. Tris also has a secret that she has to keep to herself or as she has been warned will mean her death. She then discovers a conflict that is growing and threatens the seemingly perfect society that she lives in, threatening to unravel everything. She also discovers that her secret just might be the very thing she needs to save those she loves if it doesn’t destroy her instead.


This is an excellent book that comes to life with every word that is read. It is similar to some books and yet it is very different and proves to be a book that will be one that will be hard to forget even after the very last page is read. Reading how Tris grows and overcomes the obstacles placed in her path is interesting and will hold the reader captive until the very end. This book starts the trilogy off with a bang that will have readers wanting to see just where this is headed and how it will turn out for the characters. It is easy to see why this one was turned into a movie.

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rajeespot, May 30, 2014 (view all comments by rajeespot)
Love the graphics of this book. It is great to read it
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The Lost Entwife, March 5, 2014 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
I am so so so very late to the Divergent train. Veronica Roth's novel hit it out of the ballpark for so many readers and it's been on my radar for so long that, frankly, I was scared to pick it up. I remember my first experience with majorly hyped media: Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks. I had heard from so many people that the movie would blow my mind that I thought there would be no possible way to live up to the expectations that I had built up as a result. Divergent was a similar experience for me. And while I love both the movie (and Tom Hanks) and really enjoyed Divergent, it also fell a bit short of, what I readily admit to be, my unrealistic expectations.

I'm a huge fan of really gripping young adult dystopia. The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner - these books thrilled me. Strong female characters in fantasy books like Graceling also thrill me, so combining fantasty, science-fiction, an end of the world scenario and a really strong, but human, girl thoroughly appealed to me. Plus, you know, there's a movie coming out so I figured I better kick myself into gear.

Here's what I loved about Divergent. I loved Roth's extensive world-building. Every detail, down to the clothing being worn, was crafted and I never felt out of the loop on something. Everyone's roles were clear-cut and defined and the initial struggle for Beatrice Prior was simple and complex, all at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed the ideas of different factions being more than just based on physical ability or appearance. I thought it the world set-up and the faction set-up provided a simple enough foundation for a very complex story to be built on them.

I also enjoyed the thoroughness of Tris's journey. I loved being privy to all of the strategies and tests. Too often this step is skipped in favor of the bigger picture, but it really sets the stage for the story. It's in those moments that a reader really gets to know the character and can sympathize with hard choices made in the future of the story.

Now, what fell a bit beneath expectation was the romance. I really shouldn't be surprised at this point, more often than not romances written for the young adult audience just move too fast for me to fully comprehend how in the world they work. I mean, there are life and death scenarios happening in these books, in Divergent, and yet Beatrice is making eyes at some guy who just so happens to be making eyes back at her? It didn't come off as believable, it came off as "this book needs a romance because that's what audiences want to here, let's give it to them." That sounds really harsh, but everything else was taken just so slowly, it was just disappointing to see the romance take off at lightening speed.

Still, Divergent was a fun read and definitely kept me up late at night working my way through it. When I put it down I immediately picked up Insurgent, so you know that is worth something - especially considering the pile of books I should be reading instead. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie and watching the world that so captivated me come to life.
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Product Details

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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Product details 576 pages Katherine Tegen Books - English 9780062024039 Reviews:
"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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