Friday, November 2, 2012


Front Cover 

The description from Goodreads:
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

This book is a fast read, because I really couldn't put it down once I started it. The main character (Tris) and her love interest (Four) have an interesting relationship. When comparing them to other well-known relationships such as Edward and Bella (strong and weak, respectively), Peeta and Katniss (weak and strong), it was interesting to see a character who thinks of herself as weak actually acting strong, and being interested in a character that made her see her strength. 

I also really liked the love story in it. It wasn't your typical romance, and I enjoyed that. 

This is the first book in a series of three, but the third is not written yet. I'm ready to start on  number 2!