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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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May 04, 11

bookshelves: dystopian, teen, nook, can-t-put-it-down, favorites, finished-2011
Read from May 03 to 04, 2011

What would you do if you had to choose one of five lives for yourself at age sixteen? Beatrice is faced with that decision - but unlike most of the people in her society that have a faction that is clearly defined based on their mental processes, she tests as "Divergent" and has several options that would fit her. She only has to choose - stay with the faction that raised her, Abnegation - the selfless, or move to the Dauntless - the brave and courageous.

I liked the development of Beatrice (or Tris) as the novel progressed, and I think the premise for the book is interesting. By dividing society into factions and having each group provide a certain role within society, this dystopian world tries to eliminate the evil that brought about the collapse of our society...but even within this organized structure, evil still takes root and flourishes. I'm very eager to read the next two installments of this trilogy and see where it takes them.
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