I’ve discovered in 2011 a love for Dystopian books. I have to admit, I wasn’t quite aware of that genre before but I find myself loving those book immensely, which lead me to this week’s pick: Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent is Veronica’s first book, released in May 2011, and it was stunningly great!
I find it hard to describe the book in just a few words so I’d like to invite you to read my review. I’ll tell you though that the main plotline revolves around a young girl named Tris, an underdog fighting for her life in a very original government system. Surrendered by a select few friends, a stunning boy and many enemies, she will have many obstacles to overcome and it’s impossible to succeed without sacrifices. The book is action-packed and highly original, I loved every page and bought a copy in French for my mom ^^
I’m anxiously awaiting for the second installment, Insurgent, due May 2012.
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 threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
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