Author: Veronica Roth
Release: May 3rd, 2011
Synopsis:(from Goodreads)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.
I am currently slamming my head into a wall repeatedly for putting off reading this book for so long. The most important thing I could say in this review is that if you were like me and put off reading this for various, unimportant reasons you need to read it, like now!
A lot of the time when I read books set in big cities, I have trouble understanding the locations and visualizing where they are and the scenery around them. Not this time though! Chicago is one of my favorite places I have ever been so I was very excited to read a book set in a dystopian version of Chicago. It was fun imagining Navy Pier in ruins and Millennium Park being part of Erudite territory.
The characters were amazing. The connection I felt to Tris was instant and I got so swept up in the story that there were a couple times I actually shuddered for her or was grinning from ear to ear. Let me just say, that does not happen to me very often! I also loved the surprises in this book! A new surprise was revealed every couple of chapters and I was never expecting it.
The only thing about Divergent that I could say anything less that one hundred percent positive is that there was a LOT of information crammed in at the last hundred pages or so. It was really intense right at the end and a lot happened that didn’t necessarily get all of the explanation and detail it deserved.
So, needless to say, it was a great book. I opted out of doing homework, eating at a decent time, and showering(TMI!) in order to read it in one sitting. I am looking forward to reading Insurgent in a month. Hope everyone is enjoying the Choosing Ceremony events happening in the blogosphere today and just for the record…I am a CANDOR!
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: YES!