Divergent is amazing. It is kind of hard to describe it because there isn’t a word to say how gripping it really is.  I’ll just say that basically, if you haven’t read this book, you have to. Divergent is a mixture between Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (Like Unwanteds, another book I reviewed. I’ve noticed that books that are a mixture between Harry Potter and the Hunger Games are always extremely good). Divergent takes place in a world where, when you turn 16, you take a test to determine which “faction” you will be in for the rest of your life. Factions are like Districts in the Hunger Games, or like the four houses (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw) in Harry Potter. In this case, though, there are five factions: Candor, Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, and Amity. Each faction represents a different personality, or state of character. For example, Candor is for honesty, truthfulness, openness, etc., Abnegation is all about selflessness, and giving up something for someone else. Erudite is the scholarly faction, the one that is always studying and always has new information and is knowledgable on almost every subject there is to be knowledgable on. Dauntless is the daring, brave faction that has people jumping off moving trains, jumping off a seven-story building, throwing knives at someone when they do something wrong, etc. And finally, Amity stands for peace, love, and harmony. I think it is probably the most peaceful faction. Anyway, Beatrice, the main character (also known as “Tris”), finds out that her test results show that she doesn’t belong in any faction–she is “Divergent”. This means she has the opportunity to choose which faction she will spend the rest of her life in. I won’t tell you which one she chooses, because that would ruin a big part. Although this is an excellent book, it is a little inappropriate at parts, and also there is a lot of violence involved, so I would suggest it for ages 11 and up. At the end of this book, there is a lot of extra material, including writing tips, Q and A with the author, a quiz for which faction you would be in based on your personality, and lots more. Also, a movie is coming out for Divergent in March 2014, so I suggest you read it before the movie comes out. If you like Divergent, there is a whole series which you will also love. I have written so much, I don’t think there is any more to write, so I will end by saying: if you are 11 or older…READ THIS BOOK.

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  1. LiMei says:

    I will probably read this 🙂 It is at the library hahaa

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