There are days when I’m not in the mood to write my own stories.
So I came up with this idea. How about writing reviews of the books I read? It is a nice way to spend my alone time. Also, it is a good opportunity to practice my English. But the best part is that I won’t forget what I read.
I think I should start with a book that I had read a long time ago, but I’m not a normal writer, nor a normal cat, so I’ll start with the last book I have put my paws around.
Author: Veronica Roth
Published by Leda
The Divergent Series. Fantasy. Actually, this kind of books doesn’t apply to me. But I thought I should read other writers, other stories, and other styles. It all began after I saw the movie and then it appealed to me that I should read the book, too, if the movie was so impressing.
What I discovered in the first book of Divergent is way more interesting than the exceptional screening. I felt like I was part of the story. It took me only two days to read it. The words of Veronica Roth weren’t just amazing, they were far beyond that and I was starving to read her next books. I was the cat and the books were my tuna.
The american writer shows us a post-apocalyptical Chicago, a world divided in five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dountless and Erudite. At the age of sixteen, every person has to choose a faction, in order to start an adult life. This is the case of Beatrice Prior from Abnegation, who will make a surprising choice (if I were her, I would have made the same choice).
During the initiation of the faction she chose, Beatrice changes her name into Tris and falls madly in love with her instructor, Four (while reading, I have fallen for him, too). Right from the start, Tris keeps a secret about who she really is, knowing that if the truth will come out, she will be in danger. When she admits that she is a Divergent, she founds out that she is not the only one in this situation.
All in all, she finishes with success the initiation, but the society is threaten by a major conflict between the factions. The fate of the whole community is in Tris’s hands. Will it help the fact that she is a Divergent in order to save her dear ones or it will just get things worse?
Guess what! You’ll have to read it if you want to find out. I was so impatient after I finished reading the first book, that I immediately started to read the second one, Insurgent.
The fantasy novel, Divergent, is more likely to be read by teenagers, but even if my age is almost a quarter of century, Veronica Roth conquered my heart. An easy-reading novel, but still complex, which sent me into another dimension.