Divergent – Review

Divergent (#1) by Veronica Roth

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Publication Date: February 28, 2012

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction

Looking back on the first couple of times that I read Divergent/The Divergent Series, I have fond memories. I was a freshman in high school, kind of awkward, but this was one of the first novels that really got me into reading Young Adult fiction/dystopian books. It’s a quick read, the story flows well, and the characters are enjoyable for the most part because they are complex and not flat.

One of the main components to the storyline of Divergent is that the human race is evolving away from the five “factions” or having only one way of looking at the world or one trait. Tris, originally from Abnegation, is Divergent, meaning that she has the trait of three different factions. Throughout the series, she finds that more people are Divergent like her and discovers that it is a good thing.

In Divergent, Veronica Roth excels at the interaction between characters, specifically in building friendships that will contribute to the later books. She does so in a way that makes it feel real, and you really do get attached to the characters. That is one of the reasons why the book did so well.

Tris, the main character of Divergent, is a strong young woman who shows the importance of having both family and friends in one’s life. This book is important for young women because the series shows that women are just as capable of changing the future as men are.

Divergent also shows the power of how a government must have checks and balances to maintain order because, with only one group in control of it all, the system will fall apart.

I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this book and hope to continue reading the series this year.

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