Friday, November 2, 2012

November: Divergent

 
 
Can you believe it's already November?  And that it still feels like early October outside?  Here's hoping that in spite of the lovely, warm temperatures we're having, you're ready to curl up inside with this month's book, Divergent by Veronica Roth.  After all, it's been a while since we read anything dystopian, so this should be fun.  Here's the usual blurb about the book:
 
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).  On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.  For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both.  So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 

"During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen.  But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death.  And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her."
 
We will meet on November 28th, the last Wednesday of the month, at 7 at Becky's house.  This will be the last time we meet this year since we decided December would just be too hard to fit one in with the holidays, so after that we will meet again on January 30, 2013.  Happy reading!

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