DIvergentI was recently sitting in a large comfortable theater seat preparing for the Hobbit when a preview of Divergent came on. In a matter of seconds I was hooked. After the longest movie I have ever seen (The Hobbit) was finished, I hopped on Amazon and purchased Divergent and patiently waited for my Amazon Prime to work its magic. I ripped the package opened to find my next Dystopian obsession, by Veronica Roth. I opened the book and was consumed, I began to read about the life of teenager Beatrice and the environment she came from. I enjoyed learning about the “factions” that ran their livelihood. At age 16 they have to pick a faction to live in, in my mind I compared it to the sorting hat from Harry Potter. It was something that would influence their entire lives. As I read the book I started to feel as if I was Beatrice, and that I was Divergent. That is how you know you are reading a good book. It is rare to read something that engulfs you and keeps you up at night turning the pages trying to find a good stopping point (there never was one). This book was filled with action and twists. Some of it was predictable, and it is definitely written for a teen reading level. The book did not include swear words which was refreshing, and it had a few references to sex, but did not escalate to a full on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen Honeymoon (which no one needs to relive). I truly loved this book, and I am not ashamed to say that I finished it at 11 on New Year’s Eve and went to Walmart to buy Insurgent, don’t judge me, my boyfriend was sick and asleep:)  One of the reasons I loved this book was because the main character of the book was a strong female. My feminist side came out in me, and every time she kicked butt, I’d think atta girl! The last thing I love about this book, is that it is part of a series and so my obsession can continue. I would recommend this book to anyone, I loved it and can’t wait to finish writing this so I can pick up Insurgent….






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    1. Jeyna- I’m glad I am not the only one who feels that way. It definitely is YA, but I enjoyed it. Let me know if you end up reading it and like it!


    1. Alex- I am tempted to say that I liked it better too, I think I need to read the second one before I make any decisions 🙂 Have you read the other two?


      1. No I haven’t yet and I agree. I will probably have to read all of them to make a decision, because I really enjoyed Hunger games up until the third book.


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