The Divergent Trilogy
I'll be honest. I started Divergent in a post-Hunger Games series haze; I needed something to fill the void of finishing what, to that point, was my favorite new YA series. At the beginning, the similarities between the two are a bit overwhelming — dystopian future, badass female lead, a people divided into "factions" instead of "districts" — but Divergent quickly differentiates itself. Divergent is a dark and complicated look at human nature centered around Tris, a young woman separated from her family, falling for her mysterious mentor Four, and trying to figure out what it means to know you are different from everyone else. The writing is impressive, even more so when you learn the author, Veronica Roth, was only 23 when it was published. The third book is out at the end of October and the first movie hits theaters this Spring. Expect to be hearing a lot more about Divergent.
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