Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heart breaking betrayals, stunning consequences and unexpected romance.
Beatrice Prior (Tris) lives in dystopian Chicago, a world where society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On a designated 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 in Abnegation and being who she really is; she can’t have both. She makes a decision that surprises everyone, including herself. A romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy (Four- her instructor) fits into the life she’s chosen. Tris has a secret that she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned that it can mean death. This secret might save those she loves or it might destroy her…
This novel made me think about the three Cs of life: choice, chance, and change: you must make a choice to take a chance of your life will never change. One choice can transform you. Everyone is free to makes choices they want but they aren’t free from the consequences of the choice. Tris has made a choice to leave her family and she has to go through its effects. Once you make the choice there is no way out of it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t makes choices, because if you don’t your life won’t change. There are times when we have made bad choices and that’s where we learn from.
Divergent was Veronica Roth’s first novel, it’s not only her first but also the best novel she has ever written. She has written this book with amazing cliff hangers and totally unexpected plot twists. So far, this is the most interesting book I have ever read. I would recommend this book to readers aged thirteenand above because some content might be too high for younger children. To find out what happens to Tris and her love life, read this spectacular novel and its series by Veronica Roth.