Are You Divergent?


I was a history & anthropology major (wow does that feel weird to type out), and I've been obsessed with reading for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I used to get in trouble for staying up wayy too late past my bedtime reading books. As a punishment, my parents wouldn't send me to my room or ground me, they would take away my books.

Shortly after I graduated, I decided to pick up reading for fun again. There's something about being able to choose your own books to read that's so liberating. For the last four years, I've been told what to read, when to read it, how many pages, what book, what genre, etc. Finally, after graduating, I'm able to choose what I want to read.

With all of the books being turned into movies lately, I decided I should probably start with those books. First on my list: Divergent. The main reason that I chose it was because it's a dystopic novel that focuses on a post apocalyptic society. The premise: You get to choose what faction you're in, after a certain age, as long as you pass the initiation test. The book follows Tris and her group of friends, as well as her instructor Four.

Now, keep in mind that I'm a quick reader, but this book only took me about five hours (total) to finish. It was a quick and easy read, which I really enjoyed. I found that once I started the book, it was impossible for me to put down. Now, I haven't read the second (or third) book of the trilogy, and I've heard that the first book was the best and it went down hill from there. However, I can't really comment on that.

I found the story to be really easy to follow, and really enticing. I wanted to know more about the characters, and even small background characters. I found myself wondering what faction I may be in, certainly not Dauntless. Would I be Divergent? I would recommend the book if you're looking for something non-taxing, and easy to read. If you love Dystopian novels, like myself, you should also definitely pick it up!


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