In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-- Candor (the hones), 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 surprised 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 has 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.
What can I say about Divergent or Veronica Roth that hasn't been said. This book was amazing and the journey that you take with Tris in her new faction, was anything but boring.
There were so many elements in this book that I didn't expect to find. It was action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. It kept me guessing and captivated my heart. I felt connected to the protagonist, Tris and all the obstacles she faced and need I say, it was almost more than I could bare.
There were moments that I was shocked, scared, hopeful and inspired. This is one of those books that is so rare, because the world that was created was so real and believable. I believe that is hard to find, especially with the dystopian worlds that are being written.
The world building was nothing but phenomenal. Veronica Roth took the time to describe each and every detail through Tris' eyes without slowing down the pace of the book.
There was so much character growth with Tris. With a 16 yr old girl, leaving everything she has ever known, family and friends with a secret that could cost her her life. As she figured out what was happening with the bigger picture with the factions, she was brave and loyal to those that mattered and deserved it.
I highly recommend this book and I am excited to continue with the series.
I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.
Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University. She and her husband currently live in that city that inspired the setting of the Divergent Trilogy.
THE DIVERGENT TRILOGY