Author: Veronica Roth (Website/Blog | Tumblr | Twitter)
Series: Divergent #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published date: May 2011
Pages: 487 pages
Rating: 5/5 Noodles
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
If you love the Hunger Games Trilogy, then you should read this.
This book is really unique. The idea of different factions is new to me. I've never read any book with that idea. The idea of having different personality in each faction is unique. Each faction had different roles in the society (eg., Abnegation for government). My favorite faction is Amity, I like to live in this world peacefully like Amity. I think I can't live in Abnegation because they're so selfless. Hahaha. You can't talk while having dinner in Abnegation, I can't do that, I'm so talkative. Hahaha.
Characters are simply awesome. Let's start with Tris. Tris was another bad-ass character. She stands for what is right. She fights for what she believes. She faces all the challenges that were given to her. She can do anything, even it's dangerous, for her friends, for her loved ones. Four is another awesome character. He was strong, and he can do everything for Tris. I also liked Uriah. He was so funny, and he makes me smile if he's on the scene. I wish he had a little romance with Tris. Hahaha.
The plot was unpredictable. When you start reading, you can't stop reading the next page, you will be shocked that you started reading on page 1, and you end reading on page 100. And the ending was perfect. You will end up reading with so many questions on your head and that questions will be answered after reading Insurgent.
Overall, Divergent was a perfect novel. Breathtaking . Phenomenal. Perfect romance. All positive adjectives can describe this novel. If you haven't read this yet, I think you should run to your nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this book. :)
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”
“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”
"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”