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Divergent Book Review

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Divergent, by author Veronica Roth, is noted on the New York Bestseller list. It is the first book in the trilogy series of novels for young adults that further expands the look and feel of the dystopian genre in young adult fiction. It has a feeling similar in comparison to the book Hunger Games and The Maze Runner yet it has many differences. Divergent looks more into the personality of its characters from the inside and the resulting struggles they deal with when figuring out their identities and futures to a completely different level.
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The factions, whose names correlate to their virtues, include Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravado), Amity (peacefulness), Candor (honesty) and Erudite (intelligence). Children who fit into more than one faction are considered Divergent, which is where the name of the book comes from. Being raised in Abnegation was challenging for Tris as it is a faction that is centered and focused entirely around selflessness. For this reason Tris never truly felt good enough or self-sacrificing enough to fully fit into this community so being able to choose her faction at age sixteen is a big commitment. She wants a new home but she doesn’t necessarily want to leave her family behind. Because if and when you choose a new faction at sixteen, you rarely or never see your parents again making this an extremely serious decision. One of the most important days for Tris occurs when her community makes their faction recommendation by the use of a simulation test. It is the day that Tris makes a startling discovery. After the simulation, it is reported to her that she is Divergent, meaning she falls into more than one faction, which is considered extremely dangerous and needs to be kept a secret. The twist in Veronica Roth’s spine-tingling novel makes it an up and down ride of emotions as readers follow Tris’s swift decision as well as a journey that undoubtedly changes her life forever.
The world that Roth creates for the reader is so unique and different yet terrifying at the exact same time. It takes place in Chicago, one of my favorite places to be in, and her descriptions of what the once beautiful city has come to was surprising. Roth creates an unforgettable and eerie world that truly stayed with me throughout the novel. The...

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