Divergent (Divergent #1)

Divergent (Divergent #1) - Veronica Roth Actual Rating 3.5 stars

This is a nice fast paced young adult dystopian novel. This genre is currently glutting the market of YA fiction. If that were not so this book may have earned 4 stars. But I've recently read several such books and they're becoming kinda like popcorn to me, not all that satisfying but a nice snack which looses its appeal when it's eaten daily.

This book is riddled with tropes. The heroine who is "special"; The corrupt "ideal" society; Sadistic antagonists; "bad-boy" love interest with a tragic past. It's just too much to load all into one book.

So you're asking yourself why 3.5 stars if you feel like that. The thing is that it was an interesting world with a very well paced plot and no "mary-sues"; all the "good" characters were flawed I just wish the bad characters had at least some redeemable aspects to them as well.