Giving truth to Memphis youth
By Dominique Malone
White Station High School
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth puts a twist onto our normal world. Roth eloquently combines love, deceit, jealousy, rage, life, death, and so much more into three simple books.
Roth starts the story off with describing a normal girl and a normal childhood but then we are put into her world of five factions. Being born into Abnegation, the main character has learned selflessness.
However, she has always felt like she didn’t belong. Then comes the most important day of her young life. This is the day when she must decide, at 16 years of age, what her future will be. What will she decide? The main character’s choice will transform her. But, will it be for the better? Or will it be for the worst?
Veronica Roth applies a carefully tangled web that encases you into their world. She skillfully designs the five factions of Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, and Candor to reflect the main personalities of humans to keep them balanced. Abnegation meaning those whose represent selflessness and sacrifice. Dauntless represents the daring, brave and courageous. Erudite conveys those who yearn to learn and to gain as much knowledge that can fit into their brain. Amity shows those who are peaceful and happy and who wish to live in a state of tranquility. Last but not least, Candor portrays those who are honest but can definitely be brutal with their honesty.
This book series captures your action and holds it. Not only is it a bestseller, but it is also being made into a major motion picture with the help of Veronica Roth. She puts an unbelievable twist on these endings; however, she keeps a subtle concept throughout. Will you be “Dauntless” enough to read it? The choice is up to you, but don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity.