A student of Jennie’s was awesome enough to write this Monday’s review of Divergent. Thanks, Mallory!
Tris Prior has waited her whole life for the day she gets to choose her faction, and home, for the rest of her life. But when she takes the test she discovers that she does not easily fit into one of the five factions. She is labeled as Divergent, but must keep it a secret as it is considered an anomaly in her seemingly perfect world. Through her new faction she faces struggles and people that either want to help her of kill her. Along the way she meets Four, a secretive initiation leader that catches Tris’s eye. He helps her see the flaws in the world around her, flaws that force Tris to make a choice far harder than any she’s had to make before. By the end, Tris knows little about who to trust and wonders how one choice could possibly transform her life as much as it does.
Action –packed and thrilling, Divergent starts with a fast pace that continues to the very end. The action never stops for even a second and Roth keeps you on your toes the whole time. Tris is a strong female lead and throughout the novel she relies little on others for help. Her character development is immense and she nearly transforms by the end. Four and Tris’s relationship grows and develops and takes a unique turn, as many of her relationships do. There are many surprises along the way that turn the plot down new and unexpected paths. Readers looking for a new type of dystopia will devour Divergent and the rest of the books in the trilogy.