My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had put off this book for me time but as the new film was coming out I thought I had better read, catch up to the second book before seeing the film.
This is a good young adult book, aimed at teens and falls in the same vein as Hunger Games. Instead of sectors though you have factions, all behind a wall in Chicago. Like with many of this type of dystopian book you have the good guys and the bad guys, a fight against good and evil although at the start you don’t know really who is good and who is bad, just who is giving and selfless, who is clever, who are brave etc
What is good about this book? An easy read I like the different factions and the heroine would be a great role model for any young lady today, strong but vulnerable quick to pick up ideas clever but with a softer side. Four is also a great hero again vulnerable, damaged but strong.
What is bad about the book? The relationship between Tris and Four is predictable, I could not believe that all these people carried on living this way with families being spilt up when children choose different factions. Also I would have liked to have more background, we are aware that there was a war but why the wall? Why the different factions? What happened to the rest of the world? Maybe these will be answered in the later books.