Author: Veronica Roth
category: Dystopian, Young Adult
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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
( Taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:
I’ve been holding this book a couple of times but never bought it. So my mom decided it was time to read it and bought it for me. And I have to say I’m really grateful she did because this book was really good.
The whole idea of the fractions is just really creepy, isn’t it strange that you as a person can be only good in one thing and never explore the other things and to make it worse just leave your family behind and forget them.
The story is well written and moves in a fast pace, The moment you think the main character is save or at least gets some rest she’s thrown in another terrible situation. I liked the main characters in this book, you get the time to get to know them a little bit better and understand their actions more throughout the story. Although the ending wasn’t a great cliffhanger it still leaves you wanting more of this world and wanting to know what’s going to happen to Tris and Four.
The verdict of a book addict:
A great read, one I finished in little time and for me that means I really liked it!
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