Summary of Divergent:
Welcome to a brave new world – Chicago in the future where the world as we know it no longer exists. In this world, people are divided in five groups based on virtues -Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. Beatrice Prior is part of the abnegation faction which means she is all about being selfless. However, on her 16th birthday, she must go through an exam where she is evaluated. These evaluations indicate which faction you best suit. Beatrice’s world is turned upside down when there is no conclusive result for her and she has 24 hours to decide which faction she will join.
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the story followed a logical path. The book was fast-paced and I had a really hard time putting it down. The story is very reminiscent of other books such as Hunger Games and Matched. However, where Suzanne Collins manages to convey the gruesomeness of the games without being graphic, Veronica Roth puts it all out there. I am excited to read the rest of this trilogy …. I wish I did not have to wait so long.
Ratings: 5 stars