Divergent Series Book Review
OK so I just finished the Divergent Series and while my mind is fresh with emotion I figured I would write a review. As always this is full of spoilers (mostly from the last book since it is the most fresh in my mind), so if you haven’t read them yet stop now and open the book! The movie for the first book comes out in March and I already see big differences in it. But that wont stop me from being there opening night.
This was a very intriguing series with nearly non stop action throughout the whole series. The series takes place in the future in what we now know as Chicago, except for a few huge changes. The whole city is fenced in and separated in to factions (kinda like The Hunger Games). The factions are made up of different beliefs and ways of living. When a child is 16 they go to a choosing ceremony and they have a choice to choose a different faction then the one they grew up in. If the child chooses a different faction they leave their family forever and have to go through a series of tests to permanently belong to the new faction. If they fail the test they are thrown on the streets and become factionless (which means they are homeless and without purpose)!
The story is surrounded around a young girl named Beatrise who changes her name to Tris once she joins a new faction called the Dauntless who are without fear. To make this blog not a extremely long one I will continue to say that she is special in a way that none of the experiments on her work her brain is different then most (Hence Divergent). She befriends and later falls for her superior in a way, a man called Four. They go on extreme adventures throughout the three books to not only save each other but to save everyone else from some really horrible people from the government.
Once they destroy one bad leader another one replaces them in seconds of the others death! Like real life I guess. It is a very stressful and heart wrenching series they kills off more characters then I would have liked. (Don’t get attached or you will be crying a lot). Later Tris and Four are madly in love and yet she still throws herself into danger to save everyone else. This causes some tension in their relationship a lot. Then when finally they seem like they are going to live happily ever after they do one last attempt to save the world. This attempt is the end of Tris. The author must thought it would be funny to kill any hope of happiness for the readers at the end of the book. Sure Tris sacrificed herself for her brother and the world and won in that regard but she died doing it. I died inside when Four found out that the love of his life was gone forever. It is like everyone in the entire book that found happiness in another person romantically had to die. It was like look at this happy couple over there, I better kill them off before their happiness spreads! I enjoyed this book but it isn’t one I will like to visit again. It will just be a sad memory…