In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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). [Does this sound like the Houses at Hogwarts to anyone but me?] 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 [or] being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. [Not even a thinly veiled Hunger Games scenario.]The Hunger Games tsunami all the way to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Twice. (Even the swirly cover evokes the HG look.) That being said, I liked The Hunger Games. My #2 son didn't think I would (a subject for another post). Maybe I'll like the Divergent trilogy as well.
So, hop on over to Novel Girl's giveaway page, enter the drawing, and see how right (or wrong) I am. You have only one more day to to it. The drawing ends on July 6th at 12:00 am.
Ugh. I keep hearing good things about this book. It's on my reading list . . .
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