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Thursday, January 15, 2015


Hi Readers! Book Review it is!


Title: Divergent ( Divergent #1 )

Author: Veronica Roth

Number of Pages: 487 (Story)

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Published on: February 28, 2012

Format: Hardbound

Price: Php 699.00 (NBS) Php 720.00 (Fully Booked) $ 23.53 (TBD)

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"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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

 About the Author:

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.) 
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*credits to goodreads for the sypnosis and about the author*

  • Divergent is an awesome, thrilling, captivating, very exciting, and highly recommendable read. The book will blow your minds because it's just too awesome! It's a very very very very exciting read! (Apologies to my English teachers for using too much adjectives. The book was just too amazing! )
  • The book is worth reading. (and worth your time, money, effort, and a space in your shelves.) The book won't let you down! It's very worth-it and just purely awesome. 
  • Consistently brings up the urge to continue reading. There's no dull or boring moment in the book. 8+ hours of sleep is so hard to fulfill with this book around. It will have you thinking of what the next chapter brings or what will happen next to the characters. It will have your eyes sore every time you read the book. 
  • The factions were described and were given justice by Veronica Roth. I know that this is not the first book in which people are sort-of divided into different teams, groups, kinds, etc. but Veronica Roth's writing will keep you thinking and wanting to live in their world for such reasons. Roth's writing will also make you hate certain factions which proves her great writing capability.
  • Awesome characters. Dystopia books never fail to make me love the characters. The different types of characters suits the book perfectly. I love Tris' curiosity and her awareness that she is not that much selfless. I also love Caleb's character because of his obvious and secretive qualities. Four and Eric also gave emphasis on the different types of Dauntless then and now.   
  • Great character development. (This always comes with "Awesome Characters." Haha! This part may contain minor spoilers, skip this part only.) I love Tris' character development from being Abnegation to choosing Dauntless which she finds quite the same. I also love her social development because the people in the faction where she is from, live very differently, than the faction she choose. Her curiosity also helped the development of her character. I loved Caleb's development from being a perfect Abnegation member to an Erudite member which are the two factions which consider each other mortal enemies. I also love Four's sort-of development towards his feelings for Tris and that he became open to her. 
  • The romance part was made to perfectly suit the story. The romance part didn't ruin the dystopian effect of the story. Tris' perspective towards Four helped the readers to understand both sides. Their feelings also helped them overcome one of Tris' fears. The book will have you giggling, 2 AM in the morning. 
  • The flow of the story from the beginning to the end was just perfect. The story wasn't too rushed and the sequence of events will make you want too finish the book already. It was so awesome and I just super love Veronica Roth.
Reading with Luigi gives Divergent by Veronica Roth a: 

5 books! (Perfect!)
Favorite Quotes:
"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up."
"I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either"
"He told me once to be brave and though I have stood still while knives spun towards my face and jumped off a roof. I never thought I would need bravery in the small moments of my life. I do."

My Friends' Short Reviews/Rating:

Name: Kim Stephen Bejerano
Read Divergent: March 2014
Rating: 5/5
Review: "Divergent was written perfectly. You can see  Veronica didn't force the ending, the scenes were fantastically written and  the action scenes were table-flipping good. To be honest, Divergent is the first Dystopian book I've ever read in my reading history. For me, it's okay but totally not good, because my expectations for some other books became high, I should have been started with books like Hunger Games or The Maze Runner. I actually stopped reading the series in the middle of Insurgent cause the book focused more on romantic scenes than action scenes."

Name: Dianne Jhaye Giron
Read Divergent: 2013
Rating: 4/5
Review: "It's action-packed with badass characters (four and tris) and i like Tris' character development (from Abnegation to Dauntless). i like how it's about one's self discovery."

Name: Erika EƱeco (owner of The Nocturnal Fey)
Read Divergent: 2011-2012
Rating: 5/5
Review: "Divergent is actually my 2nd dystopian read after The Hunger Games so I'm still hyped about the genre. And I became an instant fan of Veronica Roth. What I liked about Divergent is that, it is full of action, and to balance the atmosphere, Roth has added a romance between the main protagonist, Tris, and the Dauntless trainer, Four. I liked how Roth worked on the balancing of action and romance. The romance part gave a very light and swooning feeling while the action kept me thrilled and excited. And after I read the book, I found myself wanting more. So I had to ask my brother to buy me Insurgent. So, that's how Roth had made me like the series. " 


This edition is the recently released Collector's Edition last year! You should grab this edition because:
  • It contains a colored-poster!
  • It contains Veronica Roth's writing process!
  • It contains Movie Script excerpts!
  • It contains exclusive different illustrations of quotes, etc!
  • It contains discussion questions!
  • And many many more exciting things! 
The end of another awesome book review from yours truly! I actually finished the book last January 4, but because of my regular Math review and training for the MTAP 2015 held yesterday, I only had the chance to post this today! 

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