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I've been reading YA books in electronic format, they're usually a quick enough read that I don't mind sitting at my desktop to do it.

I enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent very much. The factions people of this dystopic Chicago live in, as groups who model one trait above all others - Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity - and perform the functions of urban society (who grows the food, who cares for the sick, etc.), make sense, as does the fact that such a system fundamentally doesn't work for a couple of reasons but, in particular, because there are always corrupt people somewhere who don't buy into the goals of the system, whatever the system is, whether it's because they "know best" above everyone else, or are operating from a more base sense of self-interest.

Anyway, a fun, engrossing read, and I'm looking forward to Allegiant, the third book in the series, due out in October.

Interesting, too, the use of dystopic futures in YA.
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