Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Author: Veronica Roth
Rating: 3 stars
Summary: In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Review: What happened to the rest of the country? The author has taken the normal dystopian country and made it into a dystopian city. Are all the other cities like Chicago? Also, Beatrice, or Tris, doesn't take down the goverment or forever mess up the way the counrty works. She stopped an evil plan after it had been set in motion, and the evil plan would have taken down the government. The first four hundred pages or so is all about the initiation trials, so there's only about ninety pages where stuff actually happens. That said, I liked all the humor, action and the fight scenes. I realize the bad outweighs the good in this review, yet I gave it three stars. This is because while I liked the book, it's easier to put into words what I didn't like than what I did.