Divergent #1 Divergent
Series: Divergent #1
Author: Veronica Roth
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Afvigeren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
It’s no wonder why they chose to make a film because this is truly remarkable.
Divergent, for me was a new reading experience. I usually don’t read dystrophy but my god it’s magnificent. I absolutely love the fact that it’s first person narrator, although at times it would be nice to know what the other people were thinking, but hey, that’s why there’s a movie!
The Universe is dead on and really well thought off. It lacked a bit of information in regards to how it all functions but it’s nice to have something to look forward to in the next book. Even though it’s a sci-fi story, it’s trustworthy.
Our main character, Tris, is amazing. Such a strong and loveable person. Her development is unbelievable. In addition, it really works well with the fact, that she’s the narrator of the book, we truly get to see who she is, and follow her struggle.
The rest of the characters are interesting too. We get to know them as well on a certain level, but some might say; that we don’t get to know them enough, but I didn’t have a problem with that, because time spend on someone who may or may not be a part of the next book is time taken away from getting to know our main star.
The book is well thought off. I barely got anything negative to add. It makes you think long and hard about some aspects of your life, and I’m sure that you won’t forget this story any time soon.