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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her. (Kilde: Goodreads)
Jeg har bare en ting å si: Denne likte jeg. Leste den rett etter The Bone Season som jeg også likte godt, og selv om bøkene er samme sjanger, var Divergent lettere å komme inn i, og skal jeg sammenlikne de to bøkene, vinner Divergent helt klart. Sidene flyr forbi fortere enn man får sukk for seg. Neste bok i serien, Insurgent, ligger allerde klar til å leses. Og til våren kommer første film, som jeg gleder meg supermye til 🙂