What I'm currently reading-Divergent by Veronica Roth
I listened to this book. Great Reader.
Beatrice is 16 and therefore must choose which of the five factions in her world she will join. The five choices are: Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent)
Each 16 year old is tested to discover which of the five best fits them. Beatrice was raised in a family who followed the ways of Abnegation. Most end up staying in the faction they grow up in and the tests typically confirm the choice. For Beatrice, however, the test does not direct her to one faction. She must choose.
This is not a choice that can be undone. Once she chooses, she remains or she becomes factionless and belongs nowhere.
A love intrest develops and it is both sweet and engaging. She also discovers things about herself that are both amazing and scary. Along with navigating her own identity crisis, she discovers that the differences between factions have caused an uprising and she must decide whether to be an active participant in the uprising or shrink back and not engage herself.
This is an intense and sometimes very graphic book.(violence) I felt like the violence fit the material and was well placed and necessary. I read this right after Matched by Ally Condie. While they are both similar in story, the writing is strikingly different. Condie focuses on sweet, inner change, while Roth focuses more on the physical fight.
Read this book and enjoy.
Just finished The Battlehymn of the Tiger Mother- For next week. Started Key to Kilenya, Double Deceit, and Forever.
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