Friday Morning Bookclub

June 11, 2012

This Month’s Book: Divergent By Veronica Roth

Filed under: Divergent — susanbright @ 9:32 pm
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Divergent is unlike anything we have ever read before. Yes, it is a young adult book, but don’t let that turn you off. This book is just plain fun and it is the first book in the Divergent Trilogy, followed by Insurgent and a third, yet to be titled book.

Divergent takes place in the future, in Chicago  The city is divided into five factions: Dauntless (brave), Candor (honesty), Amnity (peaceful), Erudite (intelligent), and Abnegation (selfless). Each faction serves a different purpose in society. Beatrice Prior is 16  years old and like all 16 year olds she is required to take an assessment test to see which faction she is best suited for. It is ultimately up to her to decide which faction she will choose and therefore devote her life to. Will she choose to stay with her family or will she choose another path?

Divergent is an exciting ride. “It has just the right amount of suspense to keep you wanting more, and plenty of twists that you will not expect”—The Guardian

Please join us in reading Divergent!

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth – Reviews Goodreads

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4 Comments »

  1. I read Divergent in January and the story is still fresh in my mind. I loved it and would love to join the conversation about the book, the characters, the themes, and the sequel!

    Comment by alta — June 11, 2012 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

  2. Welcome Alta! We would love to discuss the book with you and hear your thoughts. Most of our members are just starting the book, so check back in a couple of weeks! My recommendation is to read Insurgent while Divergent is “fresh in your mind”. When I started Insurgent I could not remember who was who and had to go back and reread the last few chapters to refresh my mind. Have you read anything else that you would like to recommend?

    Comment by Susanbright — June 12, 2012 @ 8:41 am | Reply

    • I could recommend tons of good books that I enjoyed and would love to discuss, but I know you could, too. I find that choosing my next book to read is so much a matter of mood in the moment. I bounce from literary fiction, to British mysteries, to young adult scifi and I never know what direction my heart and mind are going to take me in next. Some of my favorites over the past few years have been books by Ann Patchett, Geraldine Brooks, Alice Hoffman, Kate Atkinson, and an excellent first novel called Bloodroot by Amy Greene—I think about that one often. I love the Dark Tower series and enjoyed Blood Red Road in YA sf.

      Comment by alta — June 12, 2012 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  3. Thank you Alta! I too enjoy Patchett, Brooks and Hoffman. I will have to check out Bloodroot and the Dark Tower series.

    Comment by Susanbright — June 14, 2012 @ 8:12 am | Reply


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