We love to read at our house. Leslie (mother) reads almost anything she can get her hands on (romance, history, fantasy, children's, YA, mystery) and she can't stop! Paige (daughter) adores YA, and she can't stop, either! We love to share what we each think of the books we read (and sometimes we'll let you know what we think about the same books, too).
Sunday, August 5, 2012
My first review:
Paige reviews Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
She rates them both 5 bookworms.
Divergent and Insurgent are a YA dystopian fiction written by Veronica Roth. In the world Roth creates, the city of Chicago has been split into five factions. The faction system was created long ago, according to the narrator, Tris (Beatrice Prior), and divides people by how they believe conflict should be eradicated. The five factions are Abnegation (Selfless), Amity (Peaceful), Candor (Honesty), Dauntless (Bravery), and Erudite (Intelligence). Now, Beatrice must make her choice as to which faction she will live in for the rest of her life.
I really enjoyed the characters that Roth created. She creates depth in minor characters like Christina and Will, as well as major ones making the books realistic and engaging. The main character Tris, has an interesting personality, and doesn’t fall into the Mary Sue trap. The tone of the books are equal parts serious and humorous, making them a good read for any bookworm. Veronica Roth keeps her readers on a rollercoaster that never stops till it leaves you hanging on a cliff, waiting for the next book.