Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review : Divergent (Divergent #1)

Author: Veronica Roth
ading Level : Young Adult
Format: Hardback (487 pages)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (03 May 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062024027
ISBN-13: 978-0062024022

Goodreads description :
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

My Thought :
Beatrice Prior or Tris is a sixteen years old girl who growing up in Abnegation. In her society, there are 5 faction : Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave). At the age of sixteen, all the members of her society is given test (simulation) to know which faction suits them and then they would decide to stay at their faction or join other faction. Once they decide to join a faction, they have to pass the initiation or they would be factionless. At the simulation, Tris learn that she suit more than one faction which make her a Divergent. She didn't allow to tell everyone about the result, because it's dangerous. At the choosing ceremony, she make startling choice. The choice that can change her life forever.

Divergent is one of the greatest dystopian book. Divergent is an amazing book with strong characters that can drawn the readers to read the book. The book is full action, mystery and suspense with a little bit romance. We never know how the book would end because so many twist in it. Roth has a great ability to create tension and suspense. Overall, I loved this book and I can't wait for the next book. I highly recommend Divergent for all the readers.

I give Divergent 5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. if i am given that test to decide my faction, i bet i am a Divergent. coz i think i'm special and 'different'. :D

  2. kyaaa rencananya mau beli buku ini di Jakarta Book Fair, lumayan dapet diskon 20% :D

  3. Dystopian kaya'nya lagi jadi trend ya? Pastinya setelah Delirium, Hunger Games, buku ini masuk daftar untuk dibeli (dan dibaca)

  4. @Levi : I think everyone has a chance to be a divergent because I believe that everyone can be smart, brave, selfless, honest and friendly at the same time. So it's not impossible for someone to be Divergent :)

    @Fenny : Beli aja, nggak bakalan nyesel

    @Ferina : Iya, sbnrnya ada satu novel dystopian lg yg udah ada di Indonesia yaitu Wither.

  5. “Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
    ― Veronica Roth, Divergent

    Satu quote ditambah satu review ini, rasanya saya habis dicekoki jamu agar segera membaca buku ini :)

  6. if i am being beatrice, i can't be divergent because it's so dangerous.

    so, i am very curious with her, what will happen with her, and what will she does?

  7. waaaah kayanya bukunya seru ! harus beli yah , bentaaar bentaaaar nabung dulu , tapi harus kebeli deh ini !
    tapi nunggu giveaway aja deh hehehe =) uangnya buat nambah biaya kuliah aja

  8. Keren nih ceritanya kyna pdhl baru liat review nya aja..

  9. penasaran sama novel ini! kayaknya seru banget sampe dikasih % bintang :)