Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent by it’s very definition means drawing apart from a common point. I only gave this book 3 stars due to the fact that it was anything but divergent from many other popular female character based YA dystopian fiction.
The book centers around a 16 year old girl named Beatrice who lives with her family in 1 of 5 factions. In a coming of age ceremony she has to choose 1 of the factions as her home where she will live and work during her adult life. Of course, all is not as peaceful as it seems and it’s up to Beatrice to save the day.
The book was well written and action packed with most of the chapters spent on her initiation period and the trials and tribulations of fitting in. She deals with friendships, love, bullying and literally faces some of her greatest fears. It was interesting to see her go from weak to empowered. From shying away from intimacy to craving it.
But, it seemed so familiar that at times a felt like tuning out. I felt like I already read parts of it. From all the hype, I was expecting more. There weren’t enough plot twists, no shocking revelations and was fairly predictable.
It was really good. Just not different enough to stand out and make me say “WOW”.