Reviews, Young adult

What DIVERGENT taught me

The Divergent Series written by Veronica Roth – a truly inspiring trilogy

I’ve read a lot of books but this series will always remain one of my favourites. Not only do I love how perfectly the young author created the different characters but what I adore about these books is that they teach us one really important thing: Love is not always easy.

For those who don not know the books: a quick summary 

It takes place in Chicago (in the future). The society is divided into five different factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the kind), Dauntless (the brave), Candor (the honest) and Erudite (the smart). Once you are 16 you have to do a test telling you which of the factions is most suitable for your personality. Then at a choosing ceremony you decide which faction to become part of. If you choose another faction than the one you grew up in it means leaving your family forever. Those who do not fit in any faction are called divergent. They are hunted because they are known as unpredictable and dangerous.

!!! In the following spoilers will be included!!!

Tris (Beatrice) is a young girl fighting the struggle, which faction to choose because she is divergent. Eventually she ends up in dauntless meeting Four. They fall in love and become part of an uprising against the government. A war starts breaking out and they are in the middle of it.

What does this book teach us?

It is not only about a fantasy romance. Four and Tris have to fight for their relationship, especially in the second and third book of the franchise. They have struggles because of their personalities, dishonesty and secrets. But no matter what, they really keep on holding on to each other.

This book is not about living happily ever after. It might take place in a dystopian world but the relationship of Tris and Four faces exactly those issues every relationship does, which is what makes it so unique and also realistic for the reader. You really get involved and get taught what it means to not just throw everything away because of trust issues and things that went wrong.

These books touched me on a whole different level and in an intensity that made me read all three of them in only a few days.

Ranking:

  1. Divergent – I definitely liked it best because it was the most exciting one and it was just so much fun to explore this new world and to read about the relationship of Tris and Four to become closer and closer
  2. Insurgent – Also an awesome book, but including a lot of fights and tears which made it less happy but not less amazing
  3. Allegiant – The book I liked the least of these three. I’m just not a big fan of the changing of the views and also the ending was devastating which was really hard to accept for me. But all in all still a great book and totally worth reading.

Purchase the books now: https://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Complete-Box-Veronica-Roth/dp/0062278789/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464814660&sr=8-2&keywords=divergent+box

© An Overthinker

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