Divergent #1
by Veronica Roth
Science Fiction

Review # 1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
When Beatrice takes her aptitude test her results are inconclusive and she is called Divergent, a word that could cause death. Beatrice chooses the Dauntless faction and changes her name to Tris and is instantly in danger from the other transfers, the Erudite, and what she is. The book is an amazing read because of the complexity of the characters and the emotional commitment that the book requires of the reader. The book is beautifully set in a dilapidated Chicago and the plot keeps the reader engaged until the very end.

Review # 2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Divergent was an excellent novel. Throughout the story it was filled with suspense. The characters were very human and I could relate to them quit easily. The issues that arose were very interesting. I found the concept of "factions" very interesting and loved how it contributed to the futuristic feel of the novel!

Review # 3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Divergent is about a girl named Tris who lives in a wold where the people are classified into groups, which are Candor, Abnegation, Amity, Erudite, and Dauntless.  She is an Abnegation member and this means that she is selfless, but when she turns 16, she will have to decide if she wants to remain Abnegation or switch to another "group," and what she decided was that she wanted to be Dauntless.  The Dauntless are the brave and courageous people and she will have to live like them or she will be factionless.  While she is in the Dauntless headquarters, she and the others have to take tests to overcome their fears and soon she discovers that she is a Divergent.  One who can manipulate the tests and if anyone found out, she would be killed.  I really enjoyed this book because of the adventure and situations the main character dealt with.

Review # 4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The tale of how a small girl can do big things.  This novel takes the reader to a world of love, sacrifice, and adventure.  Join Tris as she leaves all that she knows to pursue a dream, make new friends, and travel from adventure to adventure.  I'd recommend this to anyone older than 13.

Review # 5
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
Divergent is a good book with a nice plot and storyline, but just enough action to keep oneself interested.  I find that the writing would have been worded better and that Veronica Roth should've elaborated herself in portraying characteristics in more ways.  What I find troubling in this series is that once she started switching POVs in later books, it was hard to differentiate in which characters were which; most typically using the names dedicated in the beginning of the chapter or the pronouns and nouns surrounding other words to figure it out.  Overall, it's a decent book, but slightly cliched with its separate grouping, i.e. Harry Potter and Hunger Games.

Review # 6
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
This book is so good that I would rate it 100 stars if I could.  Part of it that I love is that it takes place in Chicago (in the future) and it talks about things that I know, like Navy Pier, the Bean, the John Hancock building, etc.   I also love that it's got a bit of romance in it, too.  I also love how in the back of the book, there's a quiz to tell you what faction you would be in.

Review # 7
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
A girl named Beatrice Prior has only seen herself for 10 seconds a year.  She is Abnegation.  That is a faction.  Factions separate the people.  And then…she has to decide if she wants to stay Abnegation or switch.  I liked this book because it has a lot to it, so it is kind of hard to understand without reading the beginning.

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