By; Genesis Lugo Book: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth
The book I am reading is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. In Divergent Beatris is trying to discover who she is. She is torn between her family and choosing a new path. Beatris discovers that she wants to leave the past behind and start a new journey. At the choosing ceremony she decides to choose “Dauntless” the brave faction. With this new fresh start, Beatris decides that she also wants a new name. She chooses “Tris,” this is because she wants a part of her old life with a new ring to it. In her wild ride she learns to be tougher, to not back down from a fight. She also discovers she is Divergent. Being Divergent mean that you have the power to join any faction and fit right in. Divergents are a threat to the governments “system” if you will. Tris is a fun loving girl who loves adventure. She is also confused on who she wants to be in life, but she figures it all out once she joins Dauntless.
The setting takes place in the factions of Abnegation and Dauntless. Abnegation is the selfless faction, it is very dull and grey. There aren't many people around walking except for the factionless. Dauntless is the opposite, everyone is having a good time kicking butt. Being apart of Dauntless isn't what it's all cracked up to be. I think that the event of where Tris and Tobias get captured should be emphasized more. The other event I believe should be emphasized is when Peter commits suicide. This is because the author doesn't really make us feel the pain he is feeling, even though he is a minor character. In conclusion I believe that the story is well written and that it keeps you on you're toes. Every page you turn is a new adventure waiting to happen!
The theme of the story is "One choice can transform you."
This is because when Tris chooses another faction, she feels that she will become a different person. She also thinks she will never go back to the person she was before
POINT OF VIEW
In these is trying sentences to explain to Tris that being apart of dauntless isn't that bad.
“You're not very nice," I say, grinning.
"You're one to talk."
"Hey, I could be nice if I tried."
"Hmm." He taps his chin. "Say something nice, then."
"You're very good-looking."
He smiles, his teeth a flash in this dark. "I like this 'nice' thing.”
Here is an example of how Tris and Four talk to each other. They're relationship is a love hate relationship, until they get to know one another better.
"I'm always a girl" I frown.
"You know what I mean. Like a silly, annoying girl"
I twirl my hair around my finger. "Kay.”
(This is a hyperbole, we know that Tris is actually a girl.) But the author wants Four to make Tris act a different way.