Book Review Divergent

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This book was really good, but it is definitely not without flaws. I won't waste time with a summary. I think everyone who is interested in this book already knows the basic idea. Lets start with those things that bothered me. It will be quick and painless like ripping off a band-aid. Tris. Wow this is one character that I could love one second and be extremely annoyed with the next. At one point she was unique, and then somehow she became a character that became indistinguishable from so many other YA heroines. That made me sad. For the most part, though, I liked her. I enjoyed most of her ...view middle of the document...

Too quickly, though, (in my opinion) she climbed the ranks and lost all originality.Okay. Now that that is out of the way let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book despite all of that. The writing is so fast paced and action filled I didn't even have time to think about those things until I was done reading. The story moves very quickly, and for the most part keeps the reader engaged. For most of the story we are following Tris on her initiation into the Dauntless faction. She came from Abnegation which is a faction devoted to being selfless, and they run the government as well. Obviously life is different for her now and she needs to prove she's brave. Throw in an adorable guy who likes her despite the fact that she's supposedly not pretty and has the body of a twelve year old and here is the romance. It's cute how he doesn't care that she's not beautiful. Four is probably the best thing about this book. I also enjoyed how the author explored conquering fears. Above all else this is a fun book that is meant to be enjoyed without having to think. I'm glad so many others have been able to fall in love with this book, and not over think it like I have.But fear should also be listened to. If someone says you have to jump off a building to prove yourself, and you know you could die, true bravery would be to look them in the eye and tell them it's stupid and pointless. It's to stand up for yourself.

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