May 252012

Divergent was definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year. It is a piece of dystopian fiction; however, it introduces a new and unique plot with a twist! I have read and loved the Hunger Games Trilogy along with the Maze Runner Trilogy and am quickly getting into the Matched, Birthmarked, and Delirium Trilogies all of which are also dystopian literature. Divergent is different though which is what I loved so much about it! The characters are diverse and relatable. Beatrice, who feels she doesn’t quite fit in where she is at, is trying to make decisions about her life while stuck in this dystopian society which is separated into factions all based on different values. Abnegation value selflessness, Erudite value knowledge, Candor value honesty, while Amity value peace and Dauntless value courage. While some aspects of the plot may not be extremely realistic at times, the author still creates continuity within the world she has created which pulls the reader in. Of course, there are a plethora of questions raised in the first book by different situations and actions which don’t get immediately answered, but don’t despair! The second book does a marvelous job of answering, or continuing, them all! This book is a fun and intriguing read which will keep you flipping pages until the very end! I loved it!

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