In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. (Goodreads)
I have heard and read so many good things about this book, I just had to read it. A lady at the book- store where I like to buy my books recommended it to me. She knows that dystopian books are not my favourite genera, but she said that I would not regret reading it. I do trust her judgement and took her advice.
Where do I begin with this review; I have to say that I loved the book. It is one of the best dystopias that I have read in a long while. I've read Matched, Delirium and few others that were in YA genera. But none of them were as good as Divergent. Divergent had it all. Plot was well though out and very interesting and entertaining. Characters were three dimensional and very interesting; I wanted to know what is happening to Tris and her friends at all times. The ides of the fractions, Abnegation, Dauntless, Condor and Erudite was very interesting and I do wish that we can learn more about each fraction. This book mainly focuses on Dauntless fraction and little bit on Abnegation. Dialog between the characters was good and flowed smoothly there was no awkwardness. I find a lot of author can not write a good dialog between their characters whitout making it awkward, imature or repetative. But this is not the case in this book.
Friendship and romance in this book was very well done. There is actual chemistry between Tris and Four, but also love does not happen on page one either. It takes time for the attraction to develop. I liked Tris's friends, and even though sometimes they were selfish but they had to be in order to survive the training and to not become fractionless. Peter was the character that I hated; he is one of those characters that make you feel frustrated because of the things he does or says. You want to shake him or kick him just to make him feel the pain that he is causing others.
Overall this was avery good book and if you are a fan of dystopian genera and YA books that you should read this book. It has it all, witty dialog, intersting character that grow throught the book. Very original story line and interesting politics (fraction). I Am looking forward to book two, Insurgent which is to be released sometime in May 2012. I give this book 5/5 STARS.
2. Insurgent - Coming May 1, 2012
3. Untitled - Coming sometime in 2013