Saturday, August 27, 2011


     As my own personal reading I chose the book Divergent by Veronica Roth and took a break from my book club readings of the Parasol Protectorate.  So here is the scoop on this new rising author.  Veronica Roth recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in creative writing.  Living new Chicago she has devoted her time to being a full-time writer and creating a new series of books.  Divergent being her first novel, I was highly impressed with plot.  It had similarity to the Hunger Games but is its still entirely original!
    In dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions,—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Each are dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. When a child turns 16 they are to select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives on a particular day of the year. A young girl named Beatrice Prior, is faced with the decision of staying with her family and being who she really is where in this world she sadly cannot have both.

     This book was extremely easy to read and never lost my attention! I will say it is meant for younger readers like teens or young adults. Roth throws some very exciting moments that will keep you turning the pages. I give it a 5 out of 5 for being so captivating! I enjoyed every bit of it and do believe She is off to a good start with this new series. Am looking forward to Insurgent, the sequel she is working so hard on. Ok now back to reading Heartless by Gail Carriger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked it! :)