To start of this week celebrating the arrival of my birth month there is nothing better than reading a book wrapped in a comfy blanket sipping a cup of hot tea. Be aware this book is a serious problem and you will fell the need to buy the next ones so is important to have enough money to buy them all. I am not here to scare you but when I ended Divergent I was so excited to read the next one to know what was going to happen that I literally couldn’t even think about the book I would instantly fell a punch in the stomach and get very anxious. Which made it really hard to write a review after reading it.
With no forward do I leave here the synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
There are some authors good at describing places and write big paragraphs to give you the full picture of the room in which the action takes place. Others are good describing feelings and relation/connections between people. Veronica Roth writes in a way that makes me feel I am Beatrice and creates a big problem making me want Four just to myself – he is the male character she will fall in love with. It really possible to feel all the thing she is feeling thanks to the level of details and the sensations Veronica describes. She is an amazing discovery to me and I will keep an eye on her to keep up with new books she might release.
Despite having to be realistic, down to earth and be responsible I can’t avoid still be a dreamer and hopper and this book is the perfect escape to the reality without being entirely non-real. Is easy relate to the characters they are quite normal – despite the all warrior girl look, Beatrice is just a young adult learning for the first time how the world works and how to deal with it – making us fell part of the book. I sometimes just wanted to scream to the book to talk to Beatrice and help her or advise her about something. Feeling these emotions while reading a book is the most amazing and addictive thing ever. I have only felt attached – or even obsessed – with a story once in The 100, from The CW and let me tell you, is more intense creating this type of connections from a book, you get more information and details that lead you to a deeper relationship. Is so crazy talking this way about a book almost as if it was a person.
The book is all written in the first person as if it was almost a diary of a young girl forced to become an adult and all the problems she had to face to get there. The five different factions described in the book are an interesting way to lead to a peaceful society and I tried to pick just one as if I was in the ceremony and I couldn’t. Also, is the first time ever I read a scene where a character was punched and was described the pain afterwards. On movies, we only have a though how it probably fell and the actor’s expressions of pain but in the written words you have every feeling and detail to give you the full picture and know how hard it is. Because I was never punched – thank God for that – I never knew how it was, now I can have a clue.
The book is really catchy and really easy reading. Because of the small chapters you think to read “just one more” and Veronica have the gift to spice thing up and make you read another one either you have time to do it or not. Once I read it for 3 hours straight and had classes in the morning so in the next day I was sleepy but pleased to have read that much. You dream every free minute “I should have brought it with me to read a bit more” or just thinking about when it will be time to read it.
I’ve read some reviews saying they watched the movie first and they understood the book better. Rather you prefer to see the movie first or to read the book first they both are a piece of art and whatever you will like is great. Either way for me the book is juicier than the film and I rather read it all over again then watch the film but I’ll leave more info in another upcoming post.
Did you read this book also?? What do you think about it??