Saturday, 3 November 2012

Book review- Divergent by Veronica Roth

In a torn and wrecked Dystopian Chicago Beatrice Prior’s society is split into five groups based on virtue and personality. Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Candor (the honest), Erudite (the intelligent), and Amity (the peaceful). Every year there comes a day where each sixteen year old chooses their fate. For Beatrice the struggle is to choose family or where her heart belongs, if it even belongs in one place at all. Suddenly, Beatrice (aka: Tris) is thrust into an environment where one part of an initiation can mean a fall to your death, a knife to your head, or even a midnight paintball mission through parts of the abandoned city. Taken through a surprising turn of events Beatrice is unsure of whether her ability to mentally beat the system can wreck her life or make it better. As she stumbles sky high through never ending challenges will Tris choose to attempt to save the ones she loves, in the seemingly perfect plummeting society in which she lives or will she beat the system once again?

Divergent by Veronica Roth is a riveting adventure through the thoughts and actions of a girl named Beatrice. A captivating society draws you into a twisted world that electrifies your interest to read more. The description is amazing and I love how the author wrote this book so that one choice alters everyone’s life in an impossible way. The way Roth writes the plot is eye catching and fascinating. The dystopian theme is cool and even the cover of this book makes readers even more interested in reading this novel. This is an amazing book. It teaches you to stand up in what you believe in and it also teaches you to do what you want and to not let anyone change you. Readers will definitely enjoy how the author makes the right characters dynamic. Roth’s splendid piece of writing will definitely shoot out the contenders and become a number one rated book.


  1. Good Morning Alex, I think this book review is very good! I read it a few times now and still have the same opinion I started with. I am very interested in the book and might read it myself! I can tell by reading this review, the book has a good plot line and that the book, as you stated numerous times in your review, was amazing. I love your font and the reaction check boxes at the bottom of the page. There were barely any mistakes except for the very first sentence. I read it: In a torn and wrecked Dystopian Chicago Beatrice Prior’s society is split into five groups based on virtue and personality. The way I would've read it to make it smoother would've been: n a torn and wrecked Dystopian Chicago, Beatrice Prior’s society is split into five groups based on virtue and personality. This would've made it a perfect review. Overall, great job, I look forward to reading some of your future reviews!

  2. Hey alex, I think that this is a very well written book review that makes me want to go and read this book to see what the ending will be. I love how you say what each main characters personality is instead of just saying what they look like, i believe that it gave your book review lots of depth. Your word choices were AMAZAYN, using words like riveting and contenders. But what do you mean by beat the system? That is the only thing in this review that left be confused. Overall i think that this was a very well written review with very few things that could be changed