Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Book Review: Divergent
Wow, wow, and wow! Loved this book! This book is a great action/romance which is my very favorite. I read this on the last day of our 3 day drive home from Cali. Thank you to my wonderful husband who doesn't mind driving 10 of the 11 hour drive. After we got home I put the kids to bed and finished this book at 1am.
I love these characters. The main character is Beatrice later called Tris. She is so brave and strong. I would have definitely wimped out during the initiation she went through. It breaks my heart when she has to decide between staying with her family or choosing a faction that she thinks will allow her more freedom. Will and Christina are fun and light-hearted. Four is an intimidating instructor, but there's definitely more to him than meets the eye.
I do NOT recommend this book for young readers because of the violence. The action reminds me of Hunger Games (FYI- I loved Hunger Games).
"We walk together to the kitchen. On these mornings when my brother makes breakfast, and my father's hand skims my hair as he reads the newspaper, and my mother hums as she clears the table--it is on these mornings that I feel guiltiest for wanting to leave them."