Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Imagine a world where everyone was divided into groups based on their personality types. You would have to choose a group to stay with for the rest of your life. Your faction would become more important than family and would even make up your new identity. In the novel Divergent, this world is reality.

The main character in Divergent, Beatrice (Tris) Prior, lives in this type of dystopian society. However, Tris does not fully fit into this grouping, yet she still must choose a faction. Should she follow what her parents want or what her heart desires? Once Tris chooses her faction, she must go through a series of tests to become a member of her faction. These tests will take Tris’s mental and physical to a level that she has never reached before. She experiences self-discovery, challenges, betrayal, tough decisions, and romance, while also making new friends and enemies throughout the book. In the end, Tris faces an unexpected challenge that puts her self to test. Can she, and will she, be able to overcome these obstacles?

When I read Divergent, I could not put it down! Divergent was packed with exciting twists and turns, and it was a fast-paced read. I was intrigued by the concept of a dystopian society, and I loved the connections I could make with the characters. The book was so descriptive and smoothly transitioned that I could visualize every detail, character, and event. If you are into thrilling novels packed with action, suspense, dystopia, and even romance, this book is definitely for you!

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Rating: 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Sarah (15) of MNHS