The title Divergent relates very well to the book. I don’t think there could be a better title actually. The main character, Tris, finds out at her aptitude test that she is divergent. Being divergent means that she doesn’t fit in in just one faction; Tris fits in in three. Being divergent also means that she can control the simulations and therefore she is a threat to the government. Tris doesn’t know why being divergent is dangerous at first, but she will find out later in the book. The title fits in well because being divergent is an important thing. It’s dangerous, but it also helps Tris when the war begins.


Except Tris, there are many other important characters. Four, Tris instructor, is definitely my favorite along with Tris. Four is unpredictable and seems to be hard and tough but he is actually very soft and nice. When Tris and Four start to hang out, he shows a different side of him. He is carrying and his biggest fear is to kill someone. Their relationship gets serious and this is my favorite thing about the book. I love to follow their relationship; how he goes from just being a good-looking instructor to her boyfriend. It feels genuine and real. I just wanted to know more and couldn’t stop reading.

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“There is one mirror in my house”, is the first sentence in the book. I think it’s a good start of the book because it shows what kind of person the book is about. The narrator in the book is Tris, which means it’s written in the first-person. The narrative voice is stream-of-consciousness-voice. It gives the typically first-person narrator´s perspective by attempting to replicate the thought processes of the main character. The book is set in Chicago in a distant future.


I am almost done with the book; there are less than 100 pages left. The book is amazing, I love everything about it! The main character, Tris, is so interesting and strong. I just can’t stop reading! I already look forward to read the rest of the trilogy.

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The author of the Divergent series is Veronica Roth. She was born the 19:th of August, 1988, in New York. Roth went to the Northwestern University for its creative writing program. She wrote her first book, Divergent, while on winter break in her senior year. The publishing rights sold before she graduated in 2010. Her career took off rapidly and the novel was published in April 2011. One month earlier the same year, she sold the film rights to Summit Entertainment. Divergent and Insurgent were a success and had sold over five million copies worldwide by fall 2013. The Divergent-film was released in March 2014.


Besides the Divergent trilogy, Roth has written four short stories from Tobias Eaton’s, the male main character in Divergent, point of view. The stories are bound together under the title Four: A Divergent Story Collection and was published in July 2014. Roth has also this year released a new novel called Carve the Mark. The genre for Roth’s novels are young adult and dystopian.


Here are three book reviews of Divergent:

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/jul/15/review-veronica-roth-divergent

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/jan/04/review-divergent-trilogy-veronica-roth

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/jan/04/review-divergent-trilogy-veronica-roth

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I have now started to read Divergent. The book was written by Veronica Roth and was published in 2011. The book is about Beatrice who lives in Chicago in a distant future. The society is divided into five factions and everyone is forced to choose where they belong. Beatrice´s choice shocks everyone, including herself. Once the decision is made, there is no turning back. Tris and the new members are forced to undergo extreme initiation tests with devastating consequences. She also has a deadly secret. She is divergent.


It's now week 12 and I have read 7 chapters (76 pages). The book has 39 chapters (487 pages). That means I have to read 6 chapter each week to be done with the book after Easter break.


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Last year I recommended the novel: Divergent

The reason was: I had seen the movie and I liked it very much. I also thought the book seemed good.

This year I voted for the novel: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

The reason was: My friend had read the book and recommended it to me.

The novel I have chosen: Divergent

The reason is: I recommended the book last year and I still haven't read it. I think it’s time to do that now.

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