Divergent ruined my life.
Not ruined my life like my puppy died and I just dropped my pizza bagel on the ground, sauce-side down, but ruined my life as in any spectrum of reality I may have had a grasp on, completely vanished.
Suddenly, none of it mattered; I just had to finish this book.
Divergent is about a girl named Tris who lives in a futuristic world where society is divided into four factions. Selflessness\Abnegation. Knowledge\Erudite. Kindness\Amity. Bravery\Dauntless. In coming of age, each teen must choose a faction, and choose wisely. Failure to perform in the faction will leave them factionless, without a home, family, or future.
Tris discovers she is Divergent, a ‘flaw’ in the social system, one who cannot be controlled, a trait she must keep secret for fear of death. Then, a war breaks out, threatening those she loves in the faction she left behind.
The saying is Faction Over Blood, but Tris is Divergent. She doesn’t play by the rules.
I did not expect to love this book as much as I did.
I was enthralled in the fight scenes. Felt the coolness of the underground Dauntless compound. And I definitely have a book crush on Four. *bats eyelashes*
In comparison to Hunger Games, I like Tris way more than I like Katniss. Tris reminds me of me. She’s small but wants people to take her seriously. Katniss, on the other hand, never seemed to have her stuff together and it bothered me. I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and give her a good shake (possibly screeching, “FOR GOODNESS SAKE CHOOSE PEETAAAA!!”)—which in retrospect, is exactly what Tris would do.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars for never letting me put it down. And for relatable characters. And attractive men. And for teaching me how to write a good fight scene.
Time for book two. Bye-bye friends, family, reality, bathroom breaks… *flips page*
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