Book Rave Contender 2012 – Divergent


..and in this corner we have more dystopian fiction! Veronica Roth’s novel is set in a nightmarish future Chicago where society is divided into five factions. There is no exit…
Is this as good or better than the Hunger Games, or a book that will just tide people over for the movie? It’s burning up our holds lists! Let us know what you think in the comments section.

The Blurb:

One choice can transform you. Pass initiation. Do not fail! Thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut from exciting young author. In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions — Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) — each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.