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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Feb 13, 12

bookshelves: strong-female-lead, ya-teen, dystopian, undying-love
Read in February, 2012

Updated: Reread this for my Teen Library Materials class, and it's still as good as it was the first time. Tris is one b.a. female protagonist. Probably one of the baddest that I've ever read, though Katniss would give her a run for her money. I've heard people say that this story feels like it's just the beginning to a trilogy, like it's not really complete in and of itself, but I disagree. I think the story of Tris' initiation is a good one all by itself. And I think that Roth had some very interesting things to say about bravery, selflessness, and human nature.

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I enjoyed this book and read it in about one night. It's pretty standard hunger games, uglies, YA dystopian fare. But still, it was a really good read. Tris' fight to become the best Dauntless (a kind of class in this dystopian society that prides itself on physical strength and fearlessness) even though she's considered the smallest and weakest reminded me of Alanna's fight to become a night in Tamora Pierce's series.
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