Waiting on Wednesday (39)

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
HarperTeen (Katherine Tegen Books)/5.2011
Description (from GoodReads):
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.

I think Roth’s debut has the potential to be fantastically epic. It’s set in Chicago!  I wasn’t sure if I liked the cover at first, but, the more I look at it, the more it grows on me. I’m really loving the skyline and I’m hoping the symbol and flames will be embossed…

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16 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (39)

  1. hmm..I will need to look into this one more when it comes out (sadly Amazon does not even list it yet). I can see why you were unsure of the cover at first, I love the firey eye, but for me I'm still debating the city below it, though I'm leaning towards liking it. what I'm waiting for can be found here.

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