I have read the first two books in the Divergent trilogy, and I feel they are worth the read if you like dystopian societies. This series reminds me a bit of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner along the lines of where the story is headed.
The factions are a way of separating people with similar skill sets and Beatrice (Tris) Prior shows attitude for three (which shows her divergence). She chooses to join the Dauntless faction when she turns 16 and leaves behind her parents in Abnegation, while her brother goes to Erudite.
In Dauntless, Tris get trained to survive because her place in Dauntless is not guaranteed. In the grander scale, a council member of Erudite is working with the leader of Dauntless to overthrow the governing body of Abnegation. There is fighting, and Tris, with her divergence, is able to escape the mindless control.
At the end of Insurgent, all that infighting was needless. It turns out that the factions were enclosed for a reason and the people who are divergent can help the people outside in some undisclosed manner.
Thoughts and sentiments
I liked the world that Veronica Roth created. She is definitely not afraid to kill off characters. The story moved along quickly and I felt the urgency of Tris trying to protect her secret. Tris was likable and headstrong in a way that was acceptable. The reader understood her actions.
I enjoyed this book, and I have yet to read Allegiant and Four.
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