Sunday, February 17, 2013



    After re-reading this book from when I first got it last year, I decided to do a review for ya guys!
 In Beatrice (or Tris) Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue-- Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. She moves from her home in Abnegation to Dauntless, the complete opposite faction of her own. Little does she and her fellow new initiates know, the Dauntless initiation no longer requires bravery, but the ability to kill heartlessly.Together she and the other initiates must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers the treachery and selfishness that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

    I loved this book. I think everyone enjoys a little dystopian once in a while, but it's getting OLD. Most YA books you can guarantee will have romance and some disaster that's come over the world. Hunger Games series, Dwellers series, Delirium series, the Chemical Garden series, the host series, I could go on for HOURS. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy these books( I'd die before I said that) but YA novels in general are getting too predictable. (And, just for the record,  you don't punch a guy when he says you're being pathetic when you were being pathetic, and a waterfall isn't the most romantic place to have your first kiss.) My opinion, not yours. Don't go away in a big huff just because I'm picking about romance!
- Aiofe

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