SYMPOSIS: In the future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life,a decision made more difficult when she discovers she is an anomaly who does not fit into one group. And that the society she lives in isn't perfect at all.
REVIEW: Ok, where to begin? Bad news first so we end on a good note. Divergent was a highly anticipated first novel for young Veronice Roth. I love distopian novels, a lot. And I liked this one just fine, but it didn't live up to all that I was hearing so I guess my goals were to high. I don't like the idea of a man hitting a women.....ever! Being a jacka** totally different. People talk a lot about how books portray a realistic point of reference for young impressionable minds, so they complain about men fighting in books, or wanting to be with the person they love all the time. "Controlling" is what they call them, but there is no excuse for abusive. Peter is a douche. Please excuss me language, but in all honestly i wanted to hit him with my car. Ok now good news, I love the fact that Beatrice or Tris is brave and small all at once. I had went the main female character is a wimp. And of course she got the hot guy "Four" even though he said she's not pretty!?! WTH is wrong there jerk face. Ok sue me, I back peddled a little.
The bravery. Is great, story line great. But to much hype over a book that didn't leave me wanting to run to b&n and beat their door down for the second book.
With that being said....3***stars
I hate doing it but it was an ok book nothing I'd reread over again.
QUOTES: "Yes and no. My conclusion." She explains. "Is that you display equal aptitude for abnegation, dauntless, and erudite. People who. Who get these kind of results are......" she looks over her shoulder like she expects someone to appear behind her "..........are called.....Divergent"
I love quotes that give reason to book titles.