lundi 12 mai 2014

Divergent (4ème/Groupe2)

Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Genre: science fiction

Plot: Beatrice Prior is living in a future Chicago. Her society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a different virtue:
Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).
On day all sixteen-year-olds must select a faction in which they will live for the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is.
So, she finally makes a choice that surprises everyone.
During a really competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice calls herself Tris and tries to understand who her friends really are. And she is falling in love with a very peculiar boy.
But Tris also has a secret; one she's hiding from everyone because she knows it can mean death. And she understands that her secret could really change her life.

Why I chose this book
I wanted to read it before seeing the film, in order to compare both. Also I was recommended to read it by most of my friends who had either read the book or seen the film.

What I enjoyed about the book:
I think the book was really great. It is interesting to see how the society that we have today could change and turn into the one in Divergent.
I also really liked the way that Tris needs to make a tough choice but prefers to live her life rather than stay with her family and never live the life she was meant to live

I would recommend the book to everyone who enjoys reading because the book contains many subjects (even if the genre is mostly science fiction). And also it isn’t so hard to read and once you read the first two chapters you really are into the story and it’s almost impossible to stop reading.

Level : I think the book isn’t hard to read and anyway it is so captivating that you can understand it.

Rating : between four and four and a half.