Top 10 Reasons to Read Veronica Roth's "Divergent":
9. It's set in Chicago, and mentions several popular landmarks...although, they've been changed over time in this dystopian future.
8. Simulated Fear Landscapes. How fast can you overcome your phobias?
7. Geniuses make the best villains. Our heroine Tris could learn a thing or two from Superman and his battles with Lex Luthor.
6. Knowing combat trainer Four is afraid of things too makes everyone just a little more brave.
5. Who hasn't wanted to try jumping on and off a moving El train?
4. Learning that being vulnerable sometimes helps people understand you better is a lesson we all should to learn.
3. Dude, someone gets stabbed in the eyeball with a butter knife! Brutal!
2. If you could choose your future, would you pick the life you've known or leave your family behind for the life you've dreamed of?
1. Nothing is cooler than saying, "The book was better," when walking out of a movie theatre with your friends. The "Divergent" movie starring Shailene Woodley comes out 3/24/14.
"Divergent" is a great dystopian novel. Plus, the plot is original so you never feel like you're rereading a "The Hunger Games" or "Blood Red Road" copycat. Chicago based Veronica Roth is proving to be an important writer for this generation. If you like it, It also has sequels called "Insurgent," "Alliegant," and "Four: A Divergent Story Collection" that lots of people are talking about. Check it out today!
--Mary G., Rock Road Branch