So I’m almost done with this one, about 100 pages to go. It’s been an easy, quick read because I always want to know what happens next. I wanted to make sure I got the book done before the movie in March (because we all know the books are always better than the movie). What I really like about this book is the concept of the “faction” that are based on personality traits. It’s a look into the crazy – but widely accepted – notion that there is a “normal.” If there was a normal, why is everyone labeled as something like manic, narcissistic, or hyperactive? Of course these are all real things but just a smack in the face of those who have a barometer for what makes a productive member of society. The book also shows that too much of any trait is a bad thing and a blend of all personalities in each person is clearly the only thing that can help make the world stable. Maybe that’s our problem today? Divergent by Veronica Roth is a book that can clearly be up for discussion.