Montag, 6. Januar 2014

Review "Divergent"

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books

Books following: Insurgent, Allegiant
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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.

My review:
My all-time favourite trilogy. I read the English version of this book, because I , as a future English teacher, want to improve my English skills. I can recommend to read this book, because it’s easy to understand and really catching. Tris Prior lives in Chicago, where citizens are devided into 5 factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Erudite (the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave). First Tris was Abnegation, but never felt like it was the place, where she belongs, so she chooses Dauntless and that’s where the story begins. I really don’t want to ruin the story by spoiling, so I just want to say: It is a fantastic book! Tris is so brave, clever and selfless, but she’s not a normal heroine: she is moody and just human, which makes her so tangible. Of course a good book needs a lovestory, but this lovestory between Tris and the dauntless Four is different. It’s a great love, but they fight, they lie and they do mistakes, like every other human would. They believe in the same virtue and they make each other a better person. This book is truly amazing, because it has everything: the big love, the great mistakes and the unwearable sorrow. I feel like these kind of books are not seldom foreseeable, but Divergent surprised me so many times! After reading all three books, it took me full 12 days to concentrate on other things than that book! And even today it bothers me and changed me deep inside. The characters are good, but the story is mindblowing.
Everyone that loved the hunger games: you really MUST read the divergent-trilogy!

Everyone else: you truly should read it! But be aware: you’ll need tissues and lots of time to think about this story. 5/5 Points!

xoxo Maike

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