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Divergent  - Veronica Roth This review was completed by Camille Morales, staff reviewer with the YA Fantasy Guide.Divergent is a book about choices. It shows you the five factions and what they stand for. Beatrice has to choose one of them. Her family is Abnegation, the selfless. If she chooses to leave this faction, she has to leave her family forever.I decided to get this book as fast as I could because of the reviews. People were comparing this book to The Hunger Games, which I love. They were saying it had beautiful writing and amazing characters. I read the book in one day, and I just loved it. The setting of this book is amazing, and so were the characters. Tris, Four, her friends and her family were all each their own person. They all played a very important part in the book. Her mother was probably one of my favorite characters, because we discover a whole different side of her just as Tris does.Tris was one of the best female characters ever. She is so strong, and she has to go through so many changes at once. I don’t think I would’ve been able to do all of the things she did, and stay as strong as she did. Four was a very mysterious, intriguing character. From the moment he was presented, I wanted to know more about him, even if it was just his real name. From the beginning, I knew who he was and how he related to Tris, but that didn’t take the mystery away from him. In fact, it made him more mysterious. And did I say he’s awesome? Because he is. He can be tough, sweet, and he can be very infuriating, like most boys. I could go on and on about every character and what I loved about them, but I want you to find out all by yourself. This book made me think about the choices we have today, and what would happen if we didn’t have them. It made me think about how easy we have it compared to them. And, mostly, it made me think about what would’ve happened to me if I’d been in Tris’ place.All in all, this book was amazing. It’s up there with The Hunger Games as my favorite dystopian, and it’s one of my favorite books ever. Sometimes I even think it might be better than The Hunger Games. I cannot wait for the next book! Divergent definitely lived up to my expectations. Actually, it was way better than I expected. It made me cry, laugh, and feel everything the character was feeling. The pacing was very good.I definitely recommend this book, and I give it 5/5 stars 