Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

*WARNING: This review may contain minor spoilers. This is the kind of information that would be revealed very early on in the book and nothing regarding later outcomes.

It’s been a while since I’ve devoured a book. The kind of reading where you don’t want to put it down and find yourself sneaking in time to read it. I read this during our NYE celebration because it’s that good; at least to me. It’s not a perfect book by any means and it struggles in some places but the creativity and writing easily stands out. The best part for me is the moral ambiguity. The gray space of right and wrong, struggling to do the right thing when it’s not entirely clear what the right choice is. The very real and concrete consequences combined with the atmosphere of violence gives a visceral authenticity to the book. Anything can and will happen to almost anyone. No one is safe and what is safe anyway? Continue reading