#1 Book Review Divergent


Author     : Veronica Roth
ISBN      : 0062024035 (ISBN13: 9780062024039)
Pages      : Paperback 487 pages

Synopsis :
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her

 


Review :
So here goes, I read this, because in my Goodreads Account, Allegiant is one of the winner in Goodreads choice award, so I want to know, the series that won the Goodreads award.
There's a review that I read that said, it's a copycat of The Hunger Games,
Well I read Hunger Games trilogy first, and I do believe that Divergent isn't one of Hunger Games wannabes.
Maybe both series have similarity, about the life of a heroine in the world that divide her into categories (In Divergent, is the Faction, while in The Hunger Games, is the territory), she tries to break free with the help of her partner, a boy, and they fall in love along the way.
The storyline is quite good. The pace not too fast but not too slows either. And the chemistry of romance between Beatrice and Four are built well, not just some random encounters with good looking boy and we ought to bed (well there's some scene which include beds, but not the "sexual" thing) and after that the heroine madly in love with the boy. The romance and the main storyline about Tris being a Divergent that can be categorized as member of multiple factions is proportionally written well.
As the first of the series, Ms Roth, takes her reader to explore Beatrice or Tris’s world, she explains all the Factions and their characteristic. And as the story goes, she built conflict between one of the faction that later became the main plot of this series.
I do enjoy Mrs. Roth’s way of storytelling, how the event unfold one by one, the conflict building up, or the way Tris handled her emotion in her own teenager emotionally way (like when she can be so brave while fighting for her boyfriend, or she can be so silly while running away from the Faction just because his boyfriend ignores her) I can say that this book is include in my book list as ‘The Book that I read every pages without skipping a page” LOL

My Rate : Ж Ж Ж Ж

Just a little bonus, I just know that Divergent is going to be filmed. So I give you, the trailer of Divergent. Just one comment from me, The cast is waaaaayyyyy too old. Divergent is a teenage story (Tris is 14, and Four is 18) and don’t forget Eric, how come Eric became some kind of Russian Guy??
Well I just wait for the movie to be released in here, so I can write review about it.




#1 Book Review Divergent #1 Book Review Divergent Reviewed by Ayumu Handayani on 12:26 AM Rating: 5

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