I absolutely LOVED this book. It met every expectation and then some. The only problem I have is that is is a trilogy and books 2 and 3 are not out yet!
The book was set in a time after the fall of our economy and everyone blamed it on different things. The people who thought the fall was based on Lies are called Candor, Selfishness is Abnegation, The cowardice is the Dauntless, Conflict is Amity, and then Stupidity is Erudite. Each different group is a Faction. All of the kids of each faction go to school together until the age of 16. Then they get to choose which one they want to join for the rest of their lives. If they decided to leave the one they were born into, they choose to lose their family. Happiness or your families happiness? Tough decision.
the tension between 2 characters is awesome. It shows a love blossoming a midst an upcoming war. One of the factions decides they don't like the way things are and try mind control on other factions to kill all of the political leaders. The "serum" for the mind control does not work on the "Divergent" people. So, they try and disarm the mind control from the other people.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games Trilogy. This book is also a trilogy but book 2 doesn't come out until next month! And I will be on the waiting list to get this book ASAP!
Here is the official book description:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.