Hope you’re all having a fabulous Friday!
I for one and glad this week is finally over. The following weeks won’t be any easier, but I’m excited about them. I finally decided to take charge and get some progress going in my backyard. It used to not be ugly, then I decided I wanted a change and the hubs and I pretty much destroyed it and it has been as is for the past year. We’ve tried doing bits here and there but it’s pretty much just been shoveling rocks this way and that. Anywho, that not the point of today’s post.
I read a book.
I really enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy and heard that Divergent was similar and I had to check it out.
It should be worth mentioning that this book is for teens and young adults, so if you’re expecting great literature I wouldn’t waste my time with this book.
I, however, LOVED it! After the first couple chapters I was hooked.
I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat, I was constantly forcing myself not to peek ahead, and I got mad…..very mad. haha
The author doesn’t do a good job with explaining things in the beginning. You’re just sort of thrown into the new way of life without really knowing how it came to be. She makes us aware that all people in the area are separated by groups: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Gauntless. You’re not really told what each of their roles is though. Abnegation are selfless and do charity work and are in charge of government. Amity are just nice…lol. I don’t recall reading what on earth they do. Candor always speak the truth which in turn just makes them rude and obnoxious. Erudite are book worms, they love to read and research and knowledge is important to them, and Gauntless are supposed to be the protectors but they are just reckless. They’re known for their black attire, tattoos, piercing and their crazy stunts (like jumping off a moving train to a eleven story building roof!)
The book is about a young Abnegation girl, Beatrice (Tris) who finds out during her simulation (designed to figure out what group they belong in) that she is Divergent. Meaning she doesn’t belong to one set group. She belongs to three. She’s warned that this is very dangerous and not to trust ANYONE with this information. Dun Dun DuUn! lol
About 80% of the book follows her through her initiation into her new “Family” when she choses Dauntless. There’s a bit of humor, suspense, thought of “WTF, thrill and love in between. It gets really crazy near the end with they are injected with this serum that makes them….and then they go to…..and then they shoot…..and then they kill……and she jumps…..and he cries…then he’s pissed…..then she attacks….then I’m angry and cursing at the author….then she dies…I am in shock….then she find them…..then they plan…..then he dies….then she’s sad…..then he hugs her….then I cry….and then they run.
Hope I didn’t give too much away.
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, I have a feeling you’ll enjoy this one. It’s also coming to a theater near you, so I hear.
For those of you who haven’t read The Hunger Games but enjoy Dystopia YA fiction, give this book a try.
I can’t wait to read Insurgent! which is the second book in the trilogy but I have to wait ’til Wednesday. Boo! I want it now. lol