For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead....
A debut novel that will leave you breathless.
Written in first person, by the character, Beatrice Tris Prior, Divergent explores her identity within a society that classifies its citizens by their social and personality-related association among five factions. Underlying action as the focused main plot, there is a romantic subplot between Tris and one of her trainers in the dauntless faction, Tobias Four Eaton. Terrible things happen to the people Tris loves, yet the characters absorb these events with disturbing ease. Here, somehow, the novel's flights from reality distance the reader from the emotional impact that might come in a more affecting realistic novel. Though there is violence within the novel, Tris always came through and figured how to come to solution with or without fear aside violence.This book has a very great story line compared to other books I have read in this genre, and the authors style was humorous, serious, casual and formal. Reviewed by Kiara Thomas