“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.”
I know everyone has read this book and reviewed it. I think I read this book about four or five times. Only because I kept forgetting to write a review about it, so I needed to re-read it in order to refresh my mind and to make the review nice and detailed.
The main characters in the story (Tris, Tobias, Christina, Will, Al, etc.) were very real (if that makes sense.) The book of course is fiction, but some of the characters choices were very realistic for what was going on. Tris’ relationships with her friends were very realistic as they became friends really quickly and had some arguments like all relationships have.
Tris and Tobias’s relationship was very slow and wasn’t too rushed. There relationship was perfect timing and wasn’t too sexual either. Tris was at one point afraid of Tobias because she thought all he wanted was sexual behavior with her and ended up not being true. They did kiss quite a bit and they did mention sex but they didn’t do it in the first book.
The book had a lot of violence which included war. Guns, knives, fights, and bloodbaths were related in this book so I would not recommend anyone younger than thirteen to read it. When I read it I did get some dreams that were very similar to the book, so if your child gets nightmares or bad dreams often I wouldn’t recommend this book to your child.
This book all in all was very well written and the book didn’t feel too long or two short. It didn’t feel like it was missing any details and didn’t feel like it needed anymore. It was an easy read and it wasn’t too hard to comprehend what was happening. So all in all it was one of the best books I have ever read!
(Just to warn you in advance. Never ever watch the movies because they are really terrible and Four literally is a 30 year old man in the movie. Your welcome.)
Bye for now bookworms and will be writing another review soon! Hopefully;)