I have had a sample of Divergent on my nook all summer long. It a list of books I found on the internet that I had planned to read. But as usual I was my difficult self, not wanting to read something new simply because I’m positive it won’t be good. And as usual, though I’m pleased, I was wrong.
Beatrice Prior has always known that she doesn’t quite fit in with her faction, Abnegation, in fact sometimes she guiltily catches herself being flat out selfish. When she takes the aptitude test they day before the choosing ceremony, her thoughts are more than confirmed. Because she showed qualities of multiple factions her aptitude test came back with a shocking and deadly answer, Divergent. Luckily, it’s against the law to discuss your results with anyone. Beatrice doesn’t choose her faction until she’s called during the ceremony. During initiation she changes her name to Tris and makes friends, something that she’s never had before and begins to consider where she is to be home. That is until she discovers that things aren’t as perfect as they seem.
Divergent is a book that challenges society as a whole to to accept that you can have more than one great quality. Just as Beatrice struggles with her emotions from being insensitive to at one point risking her life for another. Although the summary is a bit twisted and confused, this is a book you just have to read and be thrown into a brand new world to accept. Divergent is a dystopian full of excitement, secrets, friendship, and the ongoing struggle between what’s right and what’s wrong or maybe just what’s right for a single person. Read this and you'll be itching for the sequel coming in 2012.