Today I will be reviewing Divergent and it’s movie counterpart. The Divergent book is actually a favourite of mine and I would recommend it if you are interested. Divergent is a dystopian novel set in Chicago. Dystopian means that the novel is set in a bad version of the future. The antonym of dystiopia is eutopia. The main character is Beatrice Prior, a 16 year old who lives in the faction system. The faction system is somewhat like a caste system, except people are sorted by traits. There are 5 factions in the novel. These are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Abnigation (the selfless), Eriudite (the intelligent), and Candor (the truthful). For many years this system worked well, but a secret was being kept from the public. Not everyone could be sorted like this. Those people are called Divergent. It means that someone has conflicting traits and doesn’t fit in one box.
As some of you may have guessed, Beatrice is Divergent. During the Choosing Ceremony, a ceremony in which people choose what faction they wish to stay in, Beatrice chooses Dauntless. Since she was previously an Abnigation, this comes as a surprise. In Dauntless she faces many new experiences and makes plenty of friends, and ememies for that matter. Beatrice, who now goes by Tris, meets a man who goes by Four. The two slowly becomes friends and carry on a romance.
This novel is definitly one that I woud recommend for any aspirirng readers. It has a fun-to-follow plot and will keep you interested the whole time. At a later date I may review the other two books in the series, called Insergent and Alligent. The author, Veronica Roth, has written a host of other books including Four, a prequel to Divergent, and the Carve The Mark series. While I have not yet read Carve The Mark, I can assure you that Four, the preqel book, is incredible and is something else I’d recommend. This is Lulu, signing off.