Spencer’s Corner~Divergent Book Review

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Divergent Book Review


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


I love reading books so when I heard all of the great reviews about Divergent by: Veronica Roth I just had to read it. When I started reading Divergent, I was a bit hesitant. I was worried it was going to be a carbon copy of the hunger games. It actually was an entirely new and compelling story. I read the book in one sitting. The book was a remarkably fast read, and it kept you entertained throughout the whole book. The author did an extraordinarily good job with having you connect with the characters. You were constantly caring about the characters in the book. The book follows the characters Beatrice β€œTris” Prior and Four. Beatrice is forced to choose the faction she will live for the rest of her life. She can either stay with her family or go off to an entirely new faction to find what she truly wants to be a part of. This is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About the Author:

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)


  1. This sounds like a good book from the review. There are definitely some YA books that I enjoy reading even as an adult. This just may be one of them.

    • I don’t read many YA books either but I did love the Hunger Game series. Spencer is trying very hard for me to read this book it is one of his favorites. I am sure I will have read it by the end of summer.

  2. Good for you, i wish i have plenty of time right now so I can just grab a book and relax

  3. Sounds like a good book for read. I’m not really fond of reading books πŸ™ i appreciate those book lovers though.

  4. Hunger games has it’s charm, but the brutal game makes me sick sometimes. Sounds like a nice book to read.

  5. sounds good adding to book list

  6. The book sounds very interesting yet I’m not really into violence when it comes to reading books. But something to check out too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. my husband loves this kind od books. i will share this to him.

  8. Oh this book sounds like it’s right up my street – I will have to go and look at downloading it πŸ™‚ x

  9. YA means Young Adult… Soooo I still think of myself as a YA so this book fits right into the topics that I enjoy. I may have to check this out!

  10. Sounds pretty interesting and I like the fact that it is a quick read.

  11. I haven’t read the Hunger Games yet but this one sounds very entertaining!

  12. This sounds like a really interesting book and one I can share with my niece. We are trying to encourage her to read more and she would love this book!

  13. Your review makes me want to read this book. I used to read quite a few books in one week but lately, I have been so busy I am lucky to finish one a month.

  14. tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits says

    I need tp get on the ball and start reading more books.

  15. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the great review – adding to my list of “want to read” books.

  16. This sounds a lot like the Hunger Games, which I haven’t read but have seen the movie. Will have to check this out!

  17. Very interesting book, i like how the synopsis and how you’ve given us some insights.

  18. looks interesting. i am reading Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol right now, so when I’m done I might get a copy of this one too.

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