story good enough to keep me grounded to the position in which i was reading ( highly flawed , this was though ) .
bad-ass girl .
make-me-swoon kind of a guy .
some pivotal and impacting lines which made me smile and grin like a pig .
is what makes up Divergent by Veronica Roth :D .
this was a highly entertaining , yet a sort of lame-game kind of a book .
Don't get me wrong ! i have given it 4 stars , and i'm going to say that i absolutely loved the book !
it's just that i don't see the point of it being dystopian
my questions ->
why do we need factions based on a human's 'quality' or 'the inner thing' (or whatever you can name it) ?
i mean seriously . how are you going to control people like that ?
it's set in the future ? yes .
has it got an oppressive government ? according to the book - sort of , according to me - hell no .
has it got a strong setting like a bit scary , strangled and freedom-less and whatever that makes the world 'robotic' kind of a thing to it like Hunger Games
? no .
so does all that make it non-dystopian ? according to me , yes .
okay so i called it a 'lame-game' kind of a book right ?
do all my answers suffice to all the questions given above ?
whatever it is , the storyline ( if you put a thought to it ) is pretty odd .
Beatrice Prior who later changes her name to 'Tris' lives in a world where the society id divided into five factions - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).
the time a person turns sixteen they are made to choose among the five factions to which they are supposed to be tied to for the rest of their lives..
Tris's family is from the Abnegation faction (selfless) and all expect her to choose Abnegation and be one of them . it's shocking when Tris chooses Dauntless (bravery) over Abnegation .
to be finally accepted as a Dauntless girl she has to go through a highly competitive initiation process and that's where she learns about some secrets and revelations and she must choose and decide and all in all , fight .
my questions yet again ...
how can you be just 'one' of the things above when these are the things which entirely make up a human being and 'are' what you call , the soul and personality of a person ?
to be a peacemaker , you have to intelligent . to be selfless , sometimes you must accept honesty .
so how the freaking hell will it work ? and what's the point ?
we are only human . but this sound so artificially-mechanised or cyber-plugged !
that's why i find it lame .
but yet i give it 4 stars ! BECAUSE DAMN THIS IS ONE ENGROSSING AND INTERESTINGLY FANTASTIC KIND OF A BOOK !
now go on , call me stupid ..
the thing is , even though i knew that there were half the things in the content with which i absolutely disagreed with yet it's so powerful and awesome that i couldn't put it away !
the way Tris's mind was working was quite understandable . she was confused about her decision regarding her choosing the faction . she knew if she chose one , the other would automatically separate her from either the life she wants or could make .
though around the mid-section she becomes a heartless and cold bitch , which makes her fabulously bad-ass , which again is quite understandable , considering her still being confused as she sometimes regrets and marvels her decision . usually , the bad-ass and strong girls tend to annoy me towards the end , but this chick didn't xD !
the love interest , whose name is 'Four' is just ....wow *_*
i really liked his character .
and damn , i loved Tris's and Four's romance !
it was so adorable :)
there were these parts like ...“I have something to tell you,” he says.
I run my fingers along the tendons in his hand and look
back at him.
“I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting
until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
“That’s sensible of you,” I say, smiling too. “We should find
some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.”
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along
my jaw, his lips pressing behind my ear.
“Maybe I’m already sure,” he says, “and I just don’t want to
I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.”
“Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”
( i just can't get this thing out of my freaking brain , isn't it just so awesome ! )
then , there were these pivotal areas which actually shaped up the book pretty well .
like when we come to know what 'Divergent' means and how Tris finally understands it too and also how it affects her decisions .
infact like i mentioned before , there were these great quotes which made me grin like crazy !“I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless.
I am Divergent.”
(it just sound so strong and poised !)“A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy.”
(the time i read it , i stifled a kind of a laugh xD )
and yes i know the above quote is not 'impacting' but hello ! it's sarcastic and hilarious !He turns toward me. I want to touch him, but I’m afraid of
his bareness; afraid that he will make me bare too.
“Is this scaring you, Tris?”
“No,” I croak. I clear my throat. “Not really. I’m only…afraid
of what I want.”
“What do you want?” Then his face tightens. “Me?”
Slowly I nod.
(overnight i have turned absolutely perverse -.- )
now the bad guys ...
the sad part is , to me the bad guys didn't feel evil . maybe it's me but i thought that there was nothing sooo antagonistic about the villain or villains .
as i finally conclude ,
i'm not going to be hesitant and will definitely cry my eyes out yet again as this was one of the books which i totally loved and have been pathetically late to come across .
the story might have been a bit crappy but it didn't stop me from reading it and loving it , and that my friends is Win-Win :D