Series: Divergent #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Reading Level: Young Adult
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So I started this book on a Tuesday. In between work and other stuff I had only reached about page 80 by Thursday. So I decided to sit down and actually read Thursday night. So, starting at 8PM I read. I stopped when I finished the rest of the book at 12:30AM. This book was AMAZING! I could not get enough of everything this book had to offer. I loved learning about the factions, trying to figure out what the heck was really going on, cheering on love connections, crying, laughing, rejoicing. Seriously, I loved every second of this book.
As far as characters go, I love Beatrice "Tris". I love her strength and her overall selflessness. Choosing what she did was terribly difficult and it took a lot of courage, which I admire. I didn't find her whiny at all, like a lot of female characters in YA books these days, which was refreshing. Heads up authors, not all teenage girls are whiny, love obsessed pansies. We can be strong, thank you very much. We don't need a guy to make up happy.
But in this care, I wouldn't pass up "Four" aka Tobias (seriously who the hell saw that coming? not me!) I want him. For serious. He is incredible. And, really, how blind is Tris? She realized Al liked her but not Four? Come on it was SO obvious! Anyway, he is all man with that sensitive side! So perfect!!
I didn't get really attached to Tris' friends. I was said when Al died, but not enough to cry about it, not like I have for other characters. But I still found them endearing. I was more upset when Tris' parents died.
Though, I have to say, everything Al purposely lost a fight, all I could think of was:
And every time Tris was oblivious to Four's flirtaciousness (yes I just made up a word deal with it):
How can you be so blind? He was basically shouting at you:
Though, when I found out who Four was...well..
That pretty much sums it up...
READ. THIS. BOOK.
Especially if you want to be all: