Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Hardcover

1st Edition USA
 487 pages
Published May 3rd 2011
by Katherine Tegen Books (first published January 1st 2011)
 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.   

This Book Contains: Violence, Romance, Secrets, Death and a little Sci-fi.

My Thoughts:

I was just blown away by this book.  I can’t believe that I waited this long to read this book.  I have been putting this book off for such a long time.  I am glad,  that I did in away because now Insurgent is out and I will be able to read it.  I hate waiting when a book you like ends and you have to wait a year for the next one. 

This is such a well written and thought-provoking book.  The  author just knew how to make you care for the characters.  I felt that I was there and I didn’t want it to end.  At times I felt myself wincing when Tris would get hit or I felt like screaming to help get someones attention when she was in danger .  I also blushed at the kissing seen between her and Four.  I think it was because they were in my head and my heart.   That just doesn’t happen very often.  That just says that this is just a truly remarkable book.  This is something that I will read over and over because of how it makes me feel.  It also makes one think about what is brave and what it means to truly be selfless.  This was most definitely worthy of all the praise that it has received and then some.

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