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A book that provides entertainment as well as life lessons is hard to come by in this day in age. The kind of books that should be on the summer reading list must have a large population appeal and deep character development that makes you feel like you are in the story. Veronica Roth’s book Divergent, which provides you with all the factors that make up good literature, should stay on the summer reading list. This book offers all these and more throughout its twists and turns. Divergent should stay on the summer reading list because of the life lessons taught in the story, the large population appeal and deep character development. Veronica Roth’s book demonstrates, in a few key ways, how great literature must include life lessons. The story teaches readers to never give up and to push on even in hard and rough times of struggle. Beatrice prior (Tris), the protagonist in the book, leaves her home to live with the danger seeking “Dauntless”. During the evil plot set by the antagonist, Beatrice’s mother gets fatally wounded by a gun shot. Tris watches this horrible moment unfold right next to her as her mother lifelessly crumbles to the ground. Beatrice loves her mother very much and doesn’t want to leave her body there, but knows she has to uncover the strength to move onwards. Not only was Beatrice brave after witnessing the death of her mother but her mother was also brave. Beatrice’s mother was also brave, having to die like that for her people, sacrificing herself for her daughter and family. Beatrice shows how she feels about her mother’s braver when she says,” My mother’s death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn’t just that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, wi... ... middle of paper ... ... mother, whom she has always known to be a part of a separate district all her life. But her mother explains the true origins of where she came from which sends a wave of confusion over the reader and main character. Stories require great character depth and description which Divergent offers throughout its storyline. Divergent most defiantly should stay on the reading list; it provides life lessons, amazing reviews and appeals to large group as well as gives great character depth. Where everything connects seamlessly to its audience and helps to carry out its meaningful messages. All the while romance and action captures the extra portions of readers whom as well love this book just as much as the rest of its fellow readers. Divergent clearly should stay on the reading list because of its wealth of entertainment and gives its audience a new perspective on things.

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