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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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May 17, 11

bookshelves: ya, stand-alone-ultimate-faves, 2011-favorites, dystopia, books-i-own
Recommended to Maria by: Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Recommended for: dystopian lovers
Read from May 10 to 12, 2011 — I own a copy

I highly recommend Divergent.


Part of me wonders if this is a suicide mission disguised as a game.


The author made an impressive debut. and there's a reason why it is #6 in NY Bestsellers list a week after its book release.

This is a fraternity/sorority initiation rites (with extreme sports on the side) - dystopian way. *evil grin!*

The story is beautifully crafted. The pace is exhilirating; sometimes i need to go back a page or two to relive its moments, i felt i will be left behind if i can't read fast enough. The development of the characters is just right on time - not slow but not hurried,either.

I have a new favorite heroine - TRIS! She is ass-kicking, gun-wielding chick who's afraid of a lot of things but faces fear anyway. She is small, skinny, not pretty but the way she uses her weaknesses as strengths is genius! Maybe she's a little dense (when it comes to Four), and a little selfish (when it comes to her family). But the selfnessness she hates (that's why she left her Abnegation faction & family) ultimately marked her as the Dauntless she wanted to be.

the one thing that i truly love about her: she isn't scared of having bad thoughts, dark thoughts and intentions towards other people. It only means one thing: an eye for an eye. a tooth for a tooth. i super love her! *hugging Tris*

'People often understimate my character' she said quietly. 'They think that because i'm small, or a girl, or a Stiff, i can't possibly be cruel. But they're wrong.'

FOUR, you are sooo mine! A hero who is equally strong and troubled as Tris, he is the perfect imperfect love interest in any dystopian i've ever read. He's cold, efficient, (almost) invincible. But at the same time he is kind, compassionate, and selfless. *sighs* Four is one unforgettable character :) and in a dangerous place such as the Dauntless compound, Four is the love Tris has never seen coming. *fanning myself*

Ultimate highs:

Initiation Rites (jumping on and off the train/roof, fistfights!)

Tris and Four on the chasm *squeals!*

Tris and Four on the train *double squeals* (ahem.)

Tris and Four on the computer room (UFC scene!)

The ending was a little bit soft for me (like how i wished two or more of the villains were killed by Tris or Four) but it was not a cliffhanger so it is satisfying (after all, there's book 2, so villains - watch out!).

As a stand-alone, I consider Divergent a pretty amazing book. I am BLOODTHIRSTY for more!!!

VERDICT: You think you are brave? Then read this. It will make you think twice.

I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.

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Quotes Maria Liked

Veronica Roth
“He told me once to be brave, and though I have stood still while knives spun toward my face and jumped off a roof, I never thought I would need bravery in the small moments of my life. I do.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“People tend to overestimate my character," I say quietly. "They think that because I'm small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can't possibly be cruel. But they're wrong.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Reading Progress

05/10/2011 page 49
05/11/2011 page 455
93.0% "*catching my breath* whew!"
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Louize Sounds interesting...

Veneficus nice review. Whoa. Parang naligaw na Ko sa story. Perhaps, I need to read it right after the Visiting Day. After kasi noon, yung second stage na, wala, 'di Ko na talaga alam nangyayari. Para bang yung stage na yun, how to overcome your fear, 'di ba? Haha. Ewan., umpisahan Ko na nga lang talaga dun.

Maria louize, do you like hunger games? if yes, then try this one.

veneficus, hala, ituloy mo na! it's worth it.

Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project) Oooohh... now I'm more eager to read this...^_^
UFC?? seriously? hahaha.. is this a bit of sexy scene or the action type? hihi..

Maria janus! action-type yan UFC scene na yan. ibang klase, hehe.

Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project) i know what you mean with the ufc type! and to think i watch ufc from time to time too...damn! so cool! ^_^

Fiona FOUR is mine!!! So sexxxyyyy LOL

Maria Thanks Fiona! Four is definitely drool-worthy. :)

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