Review by Edan
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen books
Beatrice Price was born an Abnegation. This is one of 5 factions, Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Erudite (the learners), Dauntless (the daredevils) and Amity (the peaceful). She is 16 and it is time for her to choose her new faction. The test results are inconclusive, and she learns a terrifying fact. She is Divergent, she could go into any faction. Finally Beatrice decides Dauntless over Abnegation. Beatrice fights to be brave and face her fears. She struggles as the Erudite leader criticizes Abnegation and havoc breaks out. Beatrice seems to be surrounded by lies, and Erudite seems to have caused all of the trouble, but have they? and why?
I really liked this book. It has a complex start and it takes a while to understand the world Beatrice lives in. After that, the story just flows. Being her head, you see the situation as she does and sometimes I found it hard prying myself away from her and looking at it in another way. I felt the way Beatrice did and had a strong connection with all the characters. In a way, this story had the same exciting feeling as The Hunger Games and Matched, even though the stories are completely different. If you liked either of those books, you would like this one. The story is full of excitement and I could never put down my book. This is a thrilling page turner that is inspiring and wonderful.