Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
I really enjoyed this book. This is another "dystopian" themed book. I was afraid that this book would be too similar to The Hunger Games, but Veronica Roth has proved me wrong. I would categorize the Hunger Games, as a book about survival, trust, and learning to protect others and yourself.
This book is about discovering who you are, about loving your family, even when people try to tear you apart, and about facing your fears.
Veronica Roth is a genius and mastermind, by creating this world, characters, and story so smoothly. It is a fast paced book, not because of the "survival" aspect, but because you don't know where the story is going to end. You want Tris to succeed and to face her fears.
This is a fantastic story, and I'm very eager to read the sequel.
Defiantly pick this book up, its worth the read.
Miss Book Reader