Teen Review– Divergent by Veronica Roth



Divergent is a breathtaking novel about Beatrice Prior. Divergent takes place in a future version of Chicago. It is divided into 5 factions – Candor, Dauntless, Erudite, Abnegation, and Amity. All of these factions exhibit one characteristic. For example, Erudite is for the intelligent. When a person turns 16 they must take an aptitude test to see which faction they belong into. When Beatrice learns her aptitude test results she is stunned and makes a life-changing decision.

I thought the book was superb, but the ending was not that great. I felt like Veronica Roth built up the book towards the climax with amazing details, but in the end it was just good. Beatrice makes some friends, foes, and even a relationship. She is determined to set things right…even if it means lying a little. Join Beatrice as she embarks on a journey as she discovers how human nature can change within the blink of an eye.

One memorable thing about the book was definitely the plot. The plot was unexpected, but it was very clear with the thorough details. There were parts of the book which nearly threw me off my seat! Another memorable thing about the book was the unexpected character change through Beatrice which, in my opinion, made the novel stand out even more. Overall, Divergent was a thrilling book that should be read more than once.


Review by Medha, grade 7, Twin Hickory Area Library

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