Sunday, September 15, 2013


by Veronica Roth

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  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.
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Review: This was my second time reading it was just as addicting as the first time I read it.  This story sweeps you up from the get go and carries you through the action of Tris' life.  I've read quite a few dystopian young adult fiction books and I think this is my favorite series.  I love the action, the character development and the conflict that happens.  While I didn't like the methods in Tris' initiation, it was the faction that she chose and it was their way of training their new members. There were also characters that I didn't like but I view that as the author did a great job developing her characters!  Once you finish reading this book, you have to read the next one!  Be prepared to set aside a day or two to read because you'll have a hard time putting it down.

Rating: 5 stars

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