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.
I loved this book! This was the second book of the 10 that I read, and I started it on the boat ride around Manhattan, and then finished a little bit into the air plane ride home. It. Was. Awesome! I loved the story, and the characters, and how Dauntless people lived, and I agree-going on a Ferris wheel would be so much more fun if you had to hold onto the bars instead of being strapped in!!!
The characters were awesome, and I love the hard choices Tris has to make, because they are the ones that you make to decide who you are. And Tris, in my opinion, does a great job on deciding where she fits in best.
I also loved the plot, it was just great!!! So go out and buy/read this book already! It's great!
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1
Read: May 13th, 2011
Reason Why: Its sounded like a really great book that I had to read!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: April 25th 2011