Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

I am constantly amazed at how much Ashlea and I have in common. She has been bugging me to read the ‘Divergent” series by Veronica Roth as she said I would love, love, love it. So I picked up the first book and WOW – yes I love it so much I have just completed the second book – “Insurgent”, and will begin on the final tomorrow. 

Divergent is set in a time when people were segregated into factions – 5 factions in total. Each faction is ruled by what they value most:

Abnegation – values selflessness

Amity – Peace

Candor – honesty

Erudite – knowledge

Dauntless – bravery

The main character Beatrice (or Tris ) is tested to see which faction she should spend her adult years growing with but Beatrice’s test result are inconclusive as she holds 3 out of the 5 factions values. Tris is known as a Divergent. The novel follows the life of Tris as she moves from Abnegation to Dauntless, all her ups and downs and introduces a love by the name of ‘Four’. 

Veronica Roth has managed to capture the reader into this unusual world with very believable storyline. She draws you in, making you relate to each character – whether it be love or loath them, and she makes it difficult to put the book down. Divergent won the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2011 and well deserved. 

If I had to compare the ‘Divergent’ series to others on the market, I would say it has a similar flow to ‘The Hunger Games’ books. 

Loved it Ash, thanks for introducing me to another series I am hooked on. 

cheers natalie 



Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first instalment of a three piece series. In Divergent we follow the story of Beatrice “Tris” Prior as she moves throughout the Divergent world. In Divergent there are two main characters, Tris and Tobias “Four” Eaton, as well as several really important secondary characters. 

Divergent is a young adult fiction novel that can be linked to the likes of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner trilogies, two series I highly recommend. As the book has a high level of violence and in some instances, states that violence is necessary, I would definitely advise to keep it away from younger children. 

Veronica Roth is an extremely talented author who has the ability to really play on your emotions thought the entire novel. She has a way to bring characters and a brand new world to life plus get you overly attached to them.  Veronica made me feel as if I was living though the life of the factions with Tris and Four.

In Divergent we witness various different things such as romance, betrayal and violence. The violence comes into play during numerous training scenes and battles but is not portrayed too graphically so it is alright for teenagers. Veronica is great at writing non stereotypical situations and characters so Divergent flows together perfectly with a big difference to other novels. 

As Mum said, I recommended Divergent to her as I had loved the book when I read it. Divergent is a book that is great for people of near all ages, from teen years onwards. Divergent is a great mix of romance, war and fantasy that is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen in March next year. 

see ya Ashlea xxx

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