My oldest granddaughter is also a reader, and I recently asked her if she’d like to write some reviews for my blog, and she said yes! You can only imagine how happy that made me. ♥ ♥ ♥!!
So here is Arianna’s first review:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent Series (Book 1)
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1st edition (May 3, 2011)
I recently finished a book in a triology named “Divergent”. The movie is
coming out soon, so I thought it would be a perfect to to write this review;
it’ll give people enough time to read the novel and get excited for the most
thrilling movie of their lives.
Book description: ($5-11)
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, she also
learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a future where people
are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior
(Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group.
When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out
what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the
best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.
Divergent, a book of many details and curiosity, provides the reader enough
detail to make them laugh, cry and scream but little detail to make the
reader fall in love with the few main characters this world has in store.
Tris, the fearless, is in combat against brave men and woman. The only thing
is that she is the most fearful of the Dauntless. However, Four leads her
through the rough patches in the training and secretly falls in love with
The only thing that bothers me about this book was that the relationship
between Tris and Four took forever to take place; I hate when books tease
the reader. Although it was a great addition to the curiosity I had.
Also, the ending is very unexpected, I was really thrown off guard and I had
to re-read one of the paragraphs to make sure I was reading the same book!
Not only does love take place, friendship, trustworthy and action are the
other main parts of the story line. Tris makes lots of new friends that
often lead to bad places. Tris will often wake up with bruises from the
others and will have to trust the system and herself.
I loved this book! My rating is a 8.9/10.
No one shall know about the Divergent.
The film comes out in theaters March 21, 2014
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