What a refreshing YA novel.
Picked this up at a grocery store after reading that the lead actress dissed Twilight for its abusive relationship. She commented that "Divergent" had a strong female lead and was a more suitable role model for young girls. I couldn't agree more.
Tris is strong, determined, and self sacrificing (even if it isn't they way they want her to be). During her struggle to find where she fits in in the world and its categories, she find friendship like she has never known and is due to her opening up herself to the possibility of pain for the sake of the reward. She finds courage in protecting those around her and when her actions become too much for her and she over steps a boundary she wasn't aware she had she feel guilty and takes the blame for what she's done.
Tris stands up for the little man repeatedly and always looks out for her friends. She doesn't see her faction as perfect and instead of fitting to their mold, she makes it her own. She is a fantastic example of having a moral compass while still being human and committing human mistakes and then course correcting and owning up to her mistakes.
I can't wait to read the next two and (possibly) check out the film! Thanks Veronica for a great read!