Thursday, December 5, 2013

*BOOK REVIEW* Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hey guys! *waves enthusiastically* So this is our first book review! I am actually really excited right now! Like I am literally sitting here doing a book shimmy! BOOK SHIMMY WITH ME PEOPLE! *book shimmies awkwardly*

So, anyways, our first book review is on probably one of the best YA novels out there at the moment. This novel has absolutely taken the world by storm with it's action and romance. *grins mischievously*
I'm sure most of you have in someway heard of it. Either having read it or having just heard about it, it is by far one of the best books you can read; and guess what... IT'S A TRILOGY! DIVERGENT! 

Here are some things about Mrs. Roth:

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, ALLEGIANT, came out on October 22, 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.)

Divergent by Veronica Roth has simply taken flight, with it's movie adaption coming out March 21, 2014! I am so pumped to bestow upon Veronica Roth. *bows gracefully*





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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


"This book has so much to say! Tris is that kind of character who you want to be or you want to know. She is incredibly brave and capable and any teenager would want to be like that! This book made me laugh, and cry, but most of all, this book made me realize that it's important to be who you are and rather than bend to make yourself fit into a certain mold, you should break away and stand out. 'Don't go for pretty... Go for Noticeable.'" 

"Can we just slow clap it out for Veronica Roth on creating this book? *slow claps* She has taken a dystopian society to whole other level that us peasants had never even thought of, I mean a social system made up of five factions, who'd of thought? Five ways you can choose to live like for the rest of your life. You have to choose just one: Dauntless the brave, Abnegation the selfless, Candor the honest, Amity the kind, and Erudite the intelligent. Not so hard,right? Well, as the tag line says,"One Choice can Transform You." This book shows the impact our choices have on our lives. How what we may take for granted, can be something so life changing to others. It shows what bravery really is, what it means to sacrifice something. And it shows that not every story ends in 'and they lived happily ever after.' This is the kind of book that actually makes you think, not just a mushy love story. I highly suggest it, for everyone, no matter the age. We all have to learn how to be brave in life, and this book is a good place to start." 

- Azelyn


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