Veronica Roth’s book takes place in a futuristic dystopian society. When Beatrice Prior turns sixteen she has to choose one of the five predetermined factions. She discovers she is not entirely one faction but is drawn to several. Tris (Beatrice) discovers that there is great unrest and danger as she trains to be part of the Dauntless faction. There are some great actions scenes that make this book very exciting to read.
One of the quotations that inspired Roth’s character Tris is written by Agamemnon, “My will is mine…..I shall not make it soft for you.”
Marie Lu has written a fast-paced science fiction thriller.
Day is a criminal and June is out to catch him.
The two teenagers are from opposite ends of the social spectrum.
Day is poor and June is rich.
June believes that Day is responsible for her brother’s death.
Day is a “Robin Hood” character and believes the government is not what it seems.
The second book in the series, Prodigy,
is also very popular with the cadets.
I finally bought one, The Fallen by Paul Langan. Martin Luna’s brother has been accidentally shot and killed. The bullet was meant for his gang leader. “And bullets don’t have names. They cut down anyone. Everyone. Even eight-year-olds who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.” This story was very touching as Martin conquers his anger and finally does the right thing for himself and his mother.