Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Distopia, YA
Subject: Coming of age
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 2011
Length: 487 pages
I got this book: Borrowed it from the library
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of 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.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her."
This has to be one of the best dystopian books I have read this year! I loved the action packed plot line and also the character development. Tris was a strong female lead and I enjoyed seeing her grow so much during the story. The idea of the different factions based on characteristics is an original concept, that I hadn't read about before. This book wasn't dull for one moment and I finished it in only one day. If there is only one more dystopian book you want to read this year, make sure it is this one. You won't be disappointed.
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