9.15.2010

What I'm Excited About Right Now!

Divergent
by Veronica Roth
05/11
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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

"The title of the work is Divergent. It is about what the world would be like if people tried to solve world conflict by targeting individual character flaws (instead of macro-level things like race, religion, politics, and socio-economic status). Does this solution work? I'm going with...no." --from Veronica's Blog.

5 comments:

La Coccinelle said...

I love the cover.

Bee said...

I'm excited about this too!

tHeJoKer said...

great post. but i think www.teenscosmo.com is a better teenager blog. whats more interesting is that, its written by a teenager itself. ;)

perla said...
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perla said...

Yikes, I can't spell today. IB Teen Blog is not to say that it is written by a teen, but it was initially created for the teens at IB(Imperial Beach )Library.

Cut to five years later I can't change the name now.

But thanks for the recommendation, if anyone reads comments they should check it out.;)