Divergent was a very good read! I enjoyed how the society was set up into five different factions. The idea of having each faction represent a human characteristic was very neat. It was also a brilliant idea since having those factions created a very easy and simple driving plot for the story. From the beginning you knew that a type of society like this could never work out and so the story line developed around that.
As for the characters, they were quite something! I enjoyed many of them including Tris (Beatrice). They had many flaws, especially Al. If I haven't mentioned it enough throughout my reviews I will mention it again. Working your character can only lead to a great novel! To work your characters you must make them as realistic as possible, which means flaws are one of the best to make your characters realistic! The flaws could be seen throughout the novel from the times Al cried at night to the fears they saw in the stimulations.
For some reason I found the relationships a bit awkward. In the sense of, Tris and Four didn't seem right together. I doubted that Tris was the kind of character to get involved in relationships, especially during the dauntless training. I mean come on! You're working your but off to be able to actually become dauntless. Then you have this secret that can kill you, and you're telling me you still have time to think about Four? I can see why Veronica Roth added this to her novel and it easily made fans more anxious for book two but for me it turned me off.
I loved Divergent a lot because I didn't overestimate it like a lot of people did. With all the hype that the book community had with divergent it made people think this was the best novel of the decade. I'm not saying it isn't. Don't get me wrong, Divergent tells a great story, but if you overestimate it then you will be disappointed. If you are a skeptical reader like me, then you might just add it somewhere in your top 20 favorite books.
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