Book review: The Divergent Trilogy


Alli Nemecek

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth is gaining more and more popularity amongst young adults, leading to a movie to be released in May of 2014 for the first book Divergent.

The series is about a society that runs in five factions that all focus on a certain aspect and live their lives according to that value. Each person takes a test when they turn 16 to see which faction they will best fit in, and then decide which they want to live in. Most people only get one result, except for those who are Divergent like Tris Prior, the main character.

The books are not difficult to read, and they go by quickly, but for me they had a way of drawing me in. There were days where I would sit in my room and just read because I had to know what was going to happen.

Samantha Fogliano, sr., has read all of the books and actually was one of the people who encouraged me to read the books. I’m glad I listened to her advice, because I really enjoyed the books and how the plot flowed all together.

“What I really like about them is that they have a little bit of everything in them; action, romance, and there’s a lot at stake for all of the characters,” Fogliano said. “You never know what’s going to happen and it really let’s your imagination wander.”

The only thing I think I would change about the books is the very end of the last book, but I’m not going to spoil that. If you want to know why, or you’re just looking for a quick read that has an interesting plot, I would consider reading these books.