Book Review: Divergent
I’ve been meaning to read this series for a long time and finally got around to it yesterday and I must say, I am impressed.
Ms. Roth managed to bring dystopia to a whole new level.
Tris, short for Beatrice, is at that point in her young life when she must make a life changing choice: stay with her birth faction and family or choose a new faction and risk losing everyone and everything she has known.
It wasn’t so long ago that I discovered Dystopian writing. I didn’t think I would like it because really, who wants to see a future where things are worse than they already are. I discovered that not only are the writers wildly imaginative but they manage to put their thoughts down on paper in such a way that I can’t help but be sucked in and Ms. Roth is no exception. She paints her Chicago in such a way that I can see Tris and Four, Christina, Al and Will and the rest of her creations in my mind’s eye. I find myself pulling for them, sneering at them and just plain getting angry with some of their choices.
That is the way a book should be though. I should be able to see the characters, run with them, fight along with them, laugh at their antics or get angry because of something they did and Veronica Roth has managed that with Divergent.