Divergent is a #1 best-selling New York Times book. In 2012, it reached #1 for paperback best sellers. It is one of the best books I have ever read. Here is a quote from the New York Times website: “Divergent holds its own genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination, and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail.” In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into 5 factions. Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest, and Amity the peaceful. When all teenagers reach the age of 16, they must choose to either stay in their faction of birth, or transfer into another faction. Beatrice Prior must make the decision to stay with her family in a faction she feels she isn't right for, or to transfer into another faction, and leave her family behind. What follows is a highly competitive initiation, where the newly renamed Tris must make some tough decisions, but she must also keep a secret that she was warned could mean death, while she juggles friends, initiation, and a newfound love interest. But there is a secret lying beneath everything that threatens to tear the city apart. I love this book because the characters are developed very well and have such interesting stories! I also love the mystery; it’s like I never know what will happen next and I love books that aren’t predictable. And lastly, I love the romance between Tris and Four. They are so perfect together, and I love reading about them. The first reason that I love this book is because of the mystery. It always keeps me guessing, and there are many plot twists. For example, Four is hypnotized by the people of Erudite (they’re trying to take over), and he’s programmed so that he will do anything that they tell him... ... middle of paper ... ...ove this book because the characters are developed very well and have such interesting stories! I also love the mystery; it’s like I never know what will happen next and I love books that aren’t predictable. And lastly, I love the romance between Tris and Four. They are so perfect together, and I love reading about them. So, I suggest that if you like mystery, a bit of sci-fi, and a little bit of soft romance, you should definitely read Divergent! It is one of the best books that I have ever read, and I’ve read a lot of books. This book is pretty much everywhere, so just go to a library and pick it up. I promise that you won’t regret it. You’ll probably thank me! No wonder Divergent is a best-selling book! To end this essay, I will insert one of my favorite quotes from Divergent: “…it’s when you’re acting selflessly that you are at your bravest.” –Four (pg. 311)
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