Divergent is a really stunning book. I was so excited to read it, and once I started it I could not put it down. The world of Divergent is set in a postapocalyptic world where people are segregated into “factions”, or groups, based on their personalities and traits, such as if they’re kind and caring, they belong in Abnegation, or if they’re brave they belong in Dauntless. The story is about a girl named Beatrice Prior, who is in the faction Abnegation. She tries her best to belong in her faction, but she knows she’s not like her mother, father, or brother. She wants to fit in, so she’s left with a hard and frightening decision.
Tris is a well-thought out, strong character. She is confused about where she belongs in her society, and she wants to fit it: This makes her very relatable. The choices that she makes define her and her ability to become stronger shows how determined and brave she is.
As you may have noticed, I talk about the main character’s persona because I believe that the central character is crucial in defining a book. Their choices and motives really make the book worth reading, which is why I talk about them in my reviews.
One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
I highly recommend this series, especially if you like fiction or dystopia books. I loved the Divergent trilogy, it’s one of my favorite series. This is a heart pounding, spellbinding book, and it is a fantastic read. Also, if you like Divergent, I’d also recommend reading Four: A Divergent collection.