Book Challenege 2014

Book Review: Divergent

I got my Kindle Paperwhite in the mail a few days ago and cannot put it down.

It it light weight and has a kind of slip resistant material around the back and sides of it that makes it easier to hold in your hands.

It’s definitely smaller than my second generation kindle (almost 7 years old) but I think I love it more!

It has a touch screen that’s easy to use. It has a built in “light” that you can control depending on the room you are in. When I lay in bed at night and read while Mike is falling asleep, the light is just a slight glow, and doesn’t strain my eyes at all. It’s just like reading a kindle in natural light.

The battery is anticipated to last 8 weeks instead of 4, like my second gen. kindle. And I kind of love that.

Basically I love the updated Paperwhite. It’s definitely filling my social media void.

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So I had a few books on my old kindle that I was reading, but couldn’t really get into. I decided to treat myself to a new book and purchased Divergent, after I saw previews for the movie and heard a lot of good reviews.

This book was such an easy read for me. I bought it Tuesday night, read almost all day Wednesday at McCandless and finished it early Thursday morning while seeing patient’s at work. It was amazing. I simply could not put it down.

The story (without giving too much away) is in a post-apocalyptic city, and the city is divided into different “factions”. Abgenation, Amity, Erudite and Dauntless. Each have their own qualities and traits as well as roles to support the city and make it run efficiently. Those who are not part of the factions are known as the “faction-less” and are similar to home-less.

At the age of 16, each young member of the factions take a test to help predict which faction they should be a part of. They then get to choose on their own, and can even stay in their own factions. If they choose to transfer, they must go through an initiation period with a large amount of testing and skill work depending on the faction, until they are brought in as members.

Towards the end of the book, a sort of revolution and division in the factions occurs and the main characters are put to the test of saving the members of the city.

I won’t go into much further detail, but that’s the gist of it. Again, it’s amazing. It’s part of a three part series and I am 25% through the second installment.

If you’re into any type of post-apocalyptic like The Hunger Games, then this is definitely for you.

I can’t wait to see the movie!

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