In thinking of the topic for today’s post, I asked Leah if she would like to be a guest writer on Letters2Slinkie and to my surprise she said “Sure”. She quickly decided she would write a review of one of her favorite books this summer, Divergent by Veronica Roth. How fun to read a review by a 12 year old! Enjoy.
“My older brother suggested that I read this book called Divergent. I hadn’t heard much about it but I’ve seen kids reading it at school and I saw some stuff about it online. I decided to read it this summer during our time in Costa Rica. My friend who we were traveling with and I were reading it at the same time…we both got hooked fast!
Divergent is an amazingly written, creative story that keeps you on your toes ALL THE TIME. It’s about a girl named Tris who lives in a world in the future where you are assigned a ‘faction’ or group based on your personality and actions. When you are young, you are in the same faction as your parents but when you turn sixteen, you take a test and choose your own faction, one you feel like yourself in. But when Tris takes her test to figure out what faction she belongs in, turns out she’s a special case…
I think Divergent is kind of like a mix of The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Giver. It’s written like The Hunger Games and it’s full of suspense. Also, the factions are kind of like the houses in Harry Potter. When you are reading you can’t help but think about what faction would you be in, and what faction your friends would be in. It feels like you are in all of Tris’ adventures and accidents with her, which is awesome. This was one of my favorite books I read all summer. I really recommend it to kids around my age, twelve and up. And a bonus…the movie is coming out in 2014!!”