Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth


On August 28, 2016 I finished the book Divergent by Veronica Roth, the first book in the Divergent trilogy. 

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I enjoyed the book. I like that this dystopian book is all based on personality. Each faction has specific personality traits and there is only one faction that you are perfectly matched for, unless you’re divergent. You Abnegation who are completely selfless, Amity who are peaceful and have no conflict, Candor who are completely honest and will always tell the truth, Erudite who are the ones who love to learn, and Dauntless who are brave, they protect the city. 

This book is a little slow paced and if I didn’t know what the second book was about, I probably wouldn’t read the other two. 

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a dystopian book, most of the characters are likable and the ‘bad people’ I like a lot because they have interesting personalities. The only thing I wish is that the author gave the ‘bad guys’ some good qualities. Veronica Roth made them the typical bad people, where you just know right away they are the villains and are completely evil. 

I made the mistake of seeing the movie when it came out, I never planned on reading the Divergent series so I say no harm in watching the movie. I never liked the way Tris was portrayed in the movies which made it difficult for me to like her in the books because all I could think about was movie Tris. All the other characters I was able to enjoy expect for her. 

Overall though, I enjoyed the story line and am looking forward to see where this story goes and how it ends. This book is worth the read and deserves to be given a chance. I completely understand why people love this series.

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