Sunday, July 1, 2012

Divergent by Veronica Roth - Mini-Review

Pubisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
Source: Library Book
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"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. "

Btw, everyone knows and read this book already, so why did I even have to put the summary up there lol. Who knows. And that's also the reason why this is so short. This is going to be short because nothing I can say will give this book justice. Btw, I read this for 6 hours straight yesterday. I NEVER read that long of a time for a book. I was hooked.

Even though I DID give this book 5 stars, the abrupt ending and the revealing of Four's name took off points in my book (haha get That name just ruined him for me, lol. No offense to people who have that name.

My favorite part was the ziplining part. It was described so perfectly and you could actually feel the dystopian feel in that scene.

Some parts were unnecessary and were just fillers, even though they are great and fun to read fillers. Some parts were just plain gory and violent. In the last 75 pages or so there is just one tragedy after another coming up so abruptly that you don't even get prepped for it.

All in all, an imaginative story and a great plot. At first I did find many similarities at the beginning to you-know-what when I was first getting into it, but as the story progressed it branched out into it's own unique novel, and those similarities didn't matter at all anymore. Can't wait to read Insurgent.

NOTE: I really feel like all the negative things I mentioned should deduce at least one star, but I couldn't bring myself to give this any less than 5 stars. If I'm right, then the stars represent how much you like the book and it will be reference to those who want to read it. So even through all these flaws, this book still remains close to my heart and it's unforgettable for me.

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