Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 book 17

Veronica Roth's Divergent
Yet another YA dystopian post-apocalyptic novel, though a pretty good one. In this world, it's the far future, and to avoid wars and whatnot, people are divided into five factions based on personality attributes--selflessness, bravery, kindness, intelligence, and honesty. Our action begins at 16-year-old Beatrice is about to take the test that will classify her, but things don't go according to plan, and she has to adjust to a new way of life. Meanwhile, after many years of peace, one of the factions is starting to spread unrest. I figured this would be the first book in a trilogy (there's always a trilogy) but it has a fairly solid ending so who knows. Beatrice was pretty kick-ass, so I'd probably read another book about her. B+.

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