Divergent

Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

So i read reviews about this book. Apparently it was absolutely fantastic. The following week i seen it in Asda going for £3.50. So i thought ‘Yeah, why not.’. Currently i am constantly checking my doorstep to see if the third and final book has arrived yet. As you can probably tell, this book is fantastically wonderful. If you see this in the shop or in the library, i’m begging you – you must read it.

Beatrice Prior lives in an unsociable enviroment. It is split into five factions – Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor and Amity. Beatrice was brought up in the Abnegation factor – A place where people are selfless, and would do anything to help others. When children come of age, the must be tested for which factor they belong in. The following day, the children must then choose a faction to live the rest of their life in. But Beatrice Prior gets unusual results in the test. Results that could change her life dangerously…

The covers of this book vary – there are about three, i think. The one i have is the movie cover, which is very catchy indeed. It shows two young people standing on top of a high rise building – this just made me think what on earth are they doing up there?! This is what made me pick up the book.

Automatically i turned to the blurb – as i always do. The blurb is different and also very catchy. It has good description and good use of words. The story line sounded peculiar – so what was i to do apart from start the first page? I was then instantly hooked.

My favourite character in this book was Four. I don’t normally like male characters in books but Four is different. He is open but secretive. He is also very spontaneous – you don’t know what he is going to do next.

I think you should read this if you like books like the Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. I would recommend it for girls and boys of 11+, as it gets quite gory and possibly scary at some points. I really think you should go reserve this book from your library. Or go to a shop and get it. You’ll love it, i’m telling you!!!

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