I read the dystopian trilogy books by Veronica Roth a long time ago and wept all through the second half of the third book…
I saw the movie based on the first book Divergent and loved it. Not that many corners were cut out of the movie is what I liked most.
I must say the idea of books that evolve from the factions society to factionless society to our big scary post ecliptic world in the span of all three books is the main reason I couldn’t stop reading!
If you hadn’t read the books yet I only have to say GO! GO! GO! read them! fast!
The story of Divergent also brings us the love story of Tris & Four. It is too innocent a love story compare to the harsh world they live in but I guess it is what makes it so special (besides the fact the audience of the story are teens…).
Just so you will take a visual to the world of Tris while reading the books, here is a link to the trailer that is based on the first book:
It pretty much summaries the synopsis but I like to read the synopsis so I also share the official one from the author’s website:
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. 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.