Divergent by Veronica Roth

After rereading Divergent by Veronica Roth, I thought that it was about time I wrote a review on this popular novel. Basically, if you haven’t read it already, the book set in a Utopian society consisting of five factions, each based on a different idea of living. When the kids in the factions turn sixteen, they get to choose where they want to live based on a test they go through. There can be complications with these tests though, and that becomes one of the main conflicts for the main character, Beatrice in the novel.

I thought that this was a really good book. It was written fairly well and it had an interesting storyline. The characters were believable for the most part, and it had a somewhat believable setting. Personally, I think it is a possibility for our world today to split into different groups. Not trying to bring politics into this or anything, but different parts of the world are known for different resources, and are categorized accordingly already. In the book, there are five different groups, or factions, who all have a separate job in the world. Erudite is responsible for the education and scientific parts of society, Amity for farming, Dauntless for military and protection, Abnegation for politics and order, and Candor for peace and truthfulness. This seemingly realistic set up makesĀ  the book better because we can relate to it, in a sense. Although this isn’t my favorite book, I will definitely reread it and finish the series.