When I completed Divergent by Veronica Roth (you can read my book review here), I began my impatient wait for the next in the series to arrive at my local library. Like my teen daughter, I wished to continue reading about the adventures and experiences of Tris, the Dauntless member who had transferred from the Abnegation faction. When the copy arrived from the library, my daughter grabbed it first! I did not have to wait long, however, for my turn to read the book. A week later, I immersed myself in the story.
My teaser refers to the protagonist, Tris, and her feelings towards Tobias, the boy she has fallen in love with:
“I am almost afraid of him. I don’t know what to say or do around the erratic part of him, and it is here, bubbling just beneath the surface of what he does, just like the cruel part of me. We both have war inside of us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.” (p.242, Katherine Tegen Books, 2012)
The words inside this novel kept me reading – not only because of the inner conflict felt by the main character; but also because of the interactions between people on a societal level. Even though the society described in the novel does not exist in reality, I felt that it was possible that our world could be divided into these factions. The obstacles described and the characters’ reactions to their difficulties seemed to be relevant and possible. I almost wished my bus ride to work were longer so that I could immerse myself in the story for a little longer. When I reached the last line of the book my thought was: “I need to read the last book of the trilogy.” The second part of this dystopian story did not disappoint me.
Have you begun Veronica Roth’s story yet?
(This post was inspired by Miz B’s Teaser Tuesdays)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013