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  Divergent by Veronica Roth

Review by: Alyssa M.
Other, Grade 7

In Veronica Roth's Divergent, I felt like I lived in the Futuristic Chicago she was describing. The city is divided into four factions- Abnegation (the Selfless), Candor (the Honest), Erudite (the Intelligent), Dauntless (the Brave) and Amity (the Peaceful). Our main protagonist, Beatrice, lives in the government-running Abnegation, but never felt selfless enough. When she reaches sixteen, she takes an Aptitude test to see which faction she belongs in. The problem is that she is Divergent, which means that she belongs in more than one faction. Being a Divergent is life-threatening, so Beatrice renames herself Tris and chooses Dauntless at the Choosing Ceremony the next day. But she quickly discovers that only ten people become members of Dauntless, and she's not the only one who wants in.

I enjoyed this book because Veronica Roth's writing was spectacular. Tris' point-of-view is engaging and makes you feel for her. Her romance with one of the instructors- Four- was believable and made you want to root for her. And when she finds out that she must choose between her home Faction and her Family and her new, more enjoyable life, you feel her dilemma and want her to make a good decision. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that every now and again they mentioned some adult content, which I didn't like. Other than that, you should really read the book!

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