After I finished this book, I was appalled. I honestly never thought I would read a book that was that good! It was actually (get ready!) BETTER than The Hunger Games! That doesn’t mean I don’t like The Hunger Games anymore- quite the opposite actually. But man, this book is really amazing. And I really don’t want to get any hate from people who don’t believe me about this, just read it first! 🙂 Still, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Divergent focused on a girl named Tris- short for Beatrice- in a world where everyone is divided into Factions. Each Faction focuses on a particular trait that they think mankind needs more of; selflessness is Abnegation, honesty is Candor, peacefulness is Amity, intelligence is Erudite, and bravery is Dauntless. Once you turn 16 you get to decide if you want to stay in the Faction you were born into, or switch. Once you choose, you must pass initiation into that Faction to become a member. Tris was born into Abnegation, but doesn’t quite fit into it. She has to choose what Faction to join. To top it all, about halfway into the book a relationship develops that is honestly my favorite one of all that I have read!
I can’t stop thinking about this book! I started it Monday morning and finished it that afternoon(I was home sick all day, but…) and I just can’t get it out of my head! But I’m not sad about it, it just makes me want to re-read it a million times and watch the movie when it comes out! (I think it will be a while…. they haven’t even casted it yet) If you haven’t read it yet, please, pretty please read it!!! You will die inside, I swear! And if you have already read it, like I said above, I want to hear your thoughts! 😉
Favorite quotes from the book:
“I have something I need to tell you,” he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
“That’s sensible of you,” I say, smiling too. “We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.”
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
“Maybe I’m already sure,” he says, “and I just don’t want to frighten you.”
I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.”
“Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”
– I am in LOOOVVVEEE with this character! (Four) Can you see why? Oh, and the book isn’t just about romance, either.
“You nearly died today,’ he says. ‘I almost shot you. Why didn’t you shoot me, Tris?’
‘I couldn’t do that,’ I say. ‘It would have been like shooting myself.’
He looks pained and leans closer to me, so his lips brush mine when he speaks.”
– AWWWW ( still Four)
“And I’m the kind of person who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near death experiences stop her.”
– Girl Power!
“You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you’re small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you’re wrong.”
He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he’s transmitting electricity through his skin.
“My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press.” he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe.
His dark eyes lifting to mine, he adds, “But I resist it.”
“Why…” I swallow hard. “Why is that your first instinct?”
“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. I’ve seen it. It’s fascinating.” He releases me but doesn’t pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. “Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.” (also Four speaking)
“Moths,” repeats Will. “You’re afraid of moths?”
“Not just a cloud of moths,” she says, “like…a swarm of them. Everywhere. All those wings and legs and…” She shudders and shakes her head.
“Terrifying,” Will says with mock seriousness. “That’s my girl. Tough as cotton balls.”
“Oh, Shut up.”
Do you want to
marry him read the book yet? 😀
For those of you who have read the books, what Faction would you want to be in? I really want to be in Dauntless, but I don’t think I could handle that initiation. If I couldn’t be a Dauntless I would choose Amity. 🙂