by Veronica Roth – An excellent read. I will read the rest of the series, as I must know what will happen to Tris and Tobias and their entire society. And I’m hoping for some background info that will let us know what happened to the world we know that might have lead to the environmental and political world in which the series is set. It has to have been catastrophic to have turned Lake Michigan into a swampy marsh and Chicago into a largely uninhabited wasteland of a city. Of course, the “what happened” is not the focus of the series; rather, Roth focuses on the repercussions as they express themselves through the lives of some of the most engaging characters in YA fiction. Highly recommended. (finished 5/19/14)
Disclosure: I haven’t yet seen the movie based on this novel.