Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Why am I telling you this? Because I NEVER give up a week of writing and video-gaming just to read. I mean, I love reading, but I have reading time set aside. I typically "squeeze" my reading into that time. Unless I REALLY love a book!
It's a post-apocalyptic dystopian story where all of society is split up into five factions that each focus on one character trait that they believe makes humanity better. The characters are well written, three-dimensional, and likable, even with their flaws.
Like THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, it's written in first-person POV, and in present tense. And that's actually my only real complaint. I've never been a fan of present tense writing, not because it's bad, but simply because it's not my preference. Overall, though, it's a great, fast read, and except for two or three paragraphs here and there where the protagonist's motives, motivations, and/or emotions are unclear, it's extremely engaging.
So go get this book as soon as you can!