Thumbs up for Divergent by Veronica Roth. Young adult science fiction.
Should we encourage the authors of Hunger Games knockoffs who write stories about underestimated, scrappy heroines who overcome intense personal danger, fight against a corrupt dystopian society, and find love with a hot boy? Well…if they’re Veronica Roth, we should. I couldn’t put Divergent down. Why do I have to wait until next month for volume #2? Why?! …A warning, though; I only read the first Hunger Games, but this is quite a bit more brutal; so if that was pushing your blood-and-pain tolerance (as I know it did for many readers), you’d better skip this.
They will see him as a traitor from now on. His Dauntless family will have the option of visiting him in his new faction, a week and a half from now on Visiting Day, but they won’t, because he left them. His absence will haunt their hallways, and he will be a space they can’t fill. And then time will pass, and the hole will be gone, like when an organ is removed and the body’s fluids flow into the space it leaves. Humans can’t tolerate emptiness for long.
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