Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sorry for the delay...

This month's book is Divergent by Victoria Roth. 
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

And, yes, I know...this is sooooo not my usual type of book!


Annell said...

I love this book. I just reread it and will reread it again in probably 6 months.

Favorite Quote:
"If my entire life is like this, loud laughter and bold action and the kind of exhaustion you feel after a hard but satisfying day, I will be content." pg. 156

Linda Bigelow said...

I like this book. I was glad for the chance to reread it. These kind of books always make me wonder what kind of person I would be in these situations.

I'd like to think that I would be brave and do hard things in order to make sure I am doing the right thing.

But - maybe I would be a coward and afraid of beatings so I would choose to do nothing.

Hopefully - I will never have to find out. ;)

Candy said...

I have read this book twice also. The first time I didn't like it. But Annell and Linda love it so much, so I figured I must have just been in a bad mood the first time, so I read it again. This time I hated it.

I know. Everyone is surprised. :)

Lauri said...

I liked this book of course. I read the 2nd one and am currently on hold for the third one coming out soon. And no surprise I didn't reread it so I don't have any quotes.

I have to agree with Linda I want to hope I can be brave and do hard things, but mostly I hope I will never get the chance to know for sure.

L Hyer said...

Dang it I miss you girls!! I even read this one.