She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart.
For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead…
This book is set in the future, not sure how far into the future, but the future… Everyone has split into five factions, each one valuing something different. Honesty, selflessness, bravery, knowledge, and friendship. At the age of sixteen you can either change faction and leave your family and friends behind forever, or stay in the faction yoiu grew up in.
I found the concept very interesting, it really shows how we all value different things, but also that people don’t fit into category. I thought it was written very well, it was paced well and was never boring.
I loved the character of Tris, at points I found her a little bit unreal, but I think that rather than seeing her as immensely strong she was really ignoring her pain to get through it. I loved the other characters although some of them didn’t have the amount of depth I would have liked, it still gave enough information about the characters to make me care and to keep me interested.
I adore the cover, it’s beautiful. There are more books in this series and all of the covers are amazing. They are some of my favourite covers. They’re very pretty and I love that it has the birds on the front, if you read it you’ll understand why that is 🙂
I read this book extremely quickly, it swallowed me whole. I loved the characters and the story. It was fast paced but not so fast that I wasn’t sure what was happening, I’ve read a couple of books where I have to go back and analyse what’s going on before I quite understand what’s going on. But this books wasn’t like that at all… I think my parents found it a little fast paced, but they think that with the whole YA genre.
I would definitely say this wasn’t a children’s book, but I think most of my friends (about 13 years old) would really love it, if they listened to me and actually read it..
Over all it’s an amazing book, one of my favourites, I actually went out and bought the next one. I can’t wait for the third book, and the film! To come out.
I recommend this book to teens and older, it does have a bit of gore, not massive amounts, but a little bit. Yeah, it’s not a children book.
I give this book 9 /10 Nobody gets a ten 😉