As y’all well know, I am not a huge fan of Young Adult fiction. I guess I had enough teenage angst while I was actually a teenager, but there are a few series that have drawn me in. The Hunger Games trilogy and Harry Potter series are amazing reads and would stand up against any other fiction books out there.
I had heard a lot about the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and decided to give it a try. Here are the first lines from the first book, “Divergent”:
“There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”
Thus begins the story of Beatrice “Tris” Prior who is at the age to be tested and pick a “faction” to which she will belong the rest of her life. Things don’t go quite the way she expects when she learns she is a “Divergent” during her test.
What does that mean exactly? Well, you will have to read the book to find out and I hope you do.
Please join me at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.