This has been one of those series I have thought about reading for a while and after seeing a trailler for the up coming movie adaptation I decided tuat I had to read it. I have to say I was suprised as to how much I enjoyed it.
The world that the author has dreamt up is built around five factions who all believe the world’s problems are down to one main issue that differs depending on which faction you belong to.
When you talk about connecting with characters, this is the type of story were you can feel a mix of emotions for each of the characters in the story. You will feel love hate fear contempt and saddness.
This is definatly worth picking up and reading .
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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.