Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth Review

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Book Description:

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Book Review:

See. SEE! I told you I wouldn't like it. I should've never read this because I know the paths of these kind of books are not what I'm into.

Now what I mean by that is I don't like books that has the world revolving around one human being...or animal. It's unattractive. I mean I liked Beatrice sometimes when she was real...not when she was portrayed as a diamond on top of a pyramid. I refuse to believe that she was the only one of anything spectacular, she was normal enough to me.

Then there was the Factions. I thought that idea was neat (still do) but then it got too long and repetitive. I would've probably liked the book lots more if the author, Veronica Roth, hadn't made human personalities seem so complicated. I felt like the story was burnt and thought 99% of the characters were awkward and stupid, they weren't really proportioned with the storys' meaning.

Lots of cheap-predictable stuff going on in the story as well.

The only reason why I didn't give this ONE star was because I liked the beginning and the author knows how to write in a good flow.



  1. Aww, really? I loved this book even though it did have its flaws, because you're totally right when you say that Veronica Roth knows how to write a good flowing story.

    I'm so glad for your honesty, though! :) It's nice and refreshing! I actually like reading negative reviews because they're more constructive!

    Awesome review, Meghan! :)

  2. I'm surprised to see you didn't like this! I can understand where you're coming from though. Great review, as always.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  3. I really liked the book, but it is interesting to read a different opinion. I do admit that it had flaws, but It grabbed me and I just couldn't stop reading.
    Anyway, I know the feeling of hating a book that everyone else loved...