Author: Veronica Roth
Level: Young Adult
Published: May 3, 2011
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
When I first started reading this, I couldn't put it down, well, I couldn't ever put it down. From the first five pages I was already mesmerized by the setting. I would love to live in a world where you choose a faction, it seems so much more interesting than life now.
Anyways, I absolutely loved this book. It was beyond my expectations. I loved the plot line and actually the only part that I found somewhat boring was the last 20 pages because it wasn't like the rest of the book.
While I was reading this it kept giving me deja-vu of when I was reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer, not because the plots are similar, but because I had the same sort of feeling when reading both. They both made me jealous because I wasn't living in the actual story.
I cannot wait to go and buy the next one, I'm sure it wont disappoint. Seriously though if you want an AMAZING book to read, definitely go pick up this one because it will blow your socks off.
Character Rating: 5/5