In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.At a Glance:
So, all my friends were telling me to read this, they kept saying how good it was. When I heard that there is going to be a movie, I finally gave it a try. I don't regret my decision at all. I loved it so much.
Oh, gosh... Umm... Amazing, incredible, outstanding, stunning... Everything. I loved it. It's definitely one of those books where you're in the middle of one of those scenes, where your favorite characters might die, and then your mom calls for you to help make dinner, or to wash dishes, but you can't stop reading and then you get in trouble for not washing the dishes... Or maybe that's just me... Whatever. It was awesome. The End.
The romance was wonderful. When I read the description for the book it didn't say anything about romance. And when it started to get romantic I was really excited! The romance was a really added plus.
I liked Tris's character. What I didn't like was that sometimes she could be a bully, but then she would also stand up for people who was getting bullied. She redeemed herself for the most part. I love that they chose Shailene Woodley as Tris, she is a great actor and perfect for the role.
I loved Four! He was amazing! I loved how he was Tris's mentor and how he was kind of rough on her at times, but then he could also be romantic and kind toward her. I love how they chose Theo James as Four, he is perfect for the role.
Favorite Supporting Character:
I really liked Christina. She has an attitude but she can also be caring for Tris at times. And I think Zoe Kravitz (Yes, Lenny Kravitz daughter) is a perfect roll of Christina.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, if you are into dystopian, romance, and action. Then yes, read it.
Did my friends like it?All my friends loved it! My friend Natalie is finally reading it and she can't stop. She loves it.
Parental Book Reviews: Divergent
|5 out-of 6|
I'm so excited for the movie! I love the cast, they chose perfect everything!
I actually started reading this book when I found out that there was going to be a movie for it. And because everyone was nagging me to read it. And I'm really glad they did, because I loved it!
Shailene Woodley - Beatrice 'Tris' Prior
I think she is a really good choice for Tris. Even though Tris is supposed to be, well, not pretty.
Theo James - Tobias 'Four' EatonOh. Yes. He is a perfect choice for Four. I've seen him in the show Downton Abbey, and I loved him. When I found out that he was going to be Four, the first thing I thought was 'PERFECT'!
And as for the others I think they are perfect as well. Zoe Kravits as Christina, Maggie Q. as Tori, Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews. I love it all!