Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Friendly Visitor: Rachel


Divergent by Veronica Roth
 Rachel's Take: 
            This book is centered around a young girl named Beatrice. It takes place in a dystopian society in which everyone belongs to one of five factions based on virtue.  At the age of 16 everyone is forced to choose which faction they would like to belong to for the rest of their lives.  Beatrice faces a really difficult decision because even though she doesn't believe she belongs with the faction that she has been raised in, she might never see her family again if she leaves.  She has to find the courage to be the person that she wants to become, instead of letting everyone else decide who she should be. 
        I had a hard time with the first half of this book, it starts out a little slow.  It is well worth it though, once I got into it I really didn't want to put it down.  There is plenty of action and some romance, and it's never cheesy.  I really like the characters in this book, especially Beatrice.  She appears to be  passive and vulnerable to everyone at first, and nobody believes in her. But she proves them wrong and surprises everyone with her strength and courage.  I can't wait to read the second and third book to see what happens next!

1 comment:

  1. I thought the same thing about this book. It took me until the middle of this book to really get into this story, and then I wanted more! Loved the ending. I can't wait until I read the next two. I'm a little behind on this series. I have the second one waiting for me on my book shelf.