Divergent [Book Review]

"One Choice can Transform You"

Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: February 28, 2012

Summary from Goodreads

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.

A story of a girl protagonist Beatrice Prior. Once found out that she is not normal as everyone else -Divergent, she had to make a decision on what she really feel she is, a decision that will change her life, in where she would lose her family, the people who were close to her, and leaving her peaceful life.

I adore how the author divided the community into five factions, the honest, the brave, the selfless, the intelligence, and the peaceful, for people to live on what traits they have most. We all have these traits, but we don't know on what trait rules us the most, unless given a specific situation. What I like about this book is about their era  has the greatest possibility to happen for man to live peacefully in the future. But greed can only lead to destruction, and this is what happened in this book.

Another thing is Tris's character build-up, it's so fascinating to see her evolution in this book, from a girl who really has no idea on what she's capable of, to a fierce woman full of bravery. Aside from Tris, I also like the character of Four, I like their strong affection, on how they care, and how they protect each other; It's not the best love story I've ever read, but I like them doing that.

I also love the twists and turns that are really unpredictable, once that they are revealed, you will really turn back the pages to see why was that happened. It's action-packed, loyalty, faction before blood.

Well, base on it's awards and acknowledgements achieved, it really deserves to have it. It's a good read, you will keep reading all day, all night. 

Rating: 4/5

About the Author

 Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, which doesn't have a title yet, will come out in Fall 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)


lauren Johnson said...

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-Lauren http://lrjohnson13.blogspot.com

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