Saturday, January 4, 2014

Divergent Series

by Veronica Ruth
For-12 years and older.

Beatrice Prior's lives in a dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions.  On an appointed day, 16 year olds must select a faction to devote the rest of their lives- Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).  She makes a choice that surprises herself. 

During initiation, she renames herself Tris and struggles to live out the choice she made.  She and other initiatives undergo extreme physical and psychological tests and simulations.  Tris must determine who her friends really are-and where a romance fits into the life she's chosen.  Tris also has secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death.  She begins to learn of unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, her secret might help her save those she loves or might destroy her. 

 My thoughts-  Great stories and another dystopian series.  Of course, they are making a movie.  The twists and turns are crazy.  I personally hated the ending, but I haven't enjoyed many endings of the dystopians series.  It is a good read, but for older children.