Although I have read many books, the worldwide bestseller "Divergent" by Veronica Roth tops all other books, but there are a few parental cautions.
This book is geared towards teenagers and young adults. The book talks about some concepts which may be confusing for younger children to understand. If you are under 14 and find interest in this book, I do suggest making sure it fits your comprehension level and you are mature enough to understand the content. My teacher suggested it to me.
This story takes place in an advanced society where humans are lead dehumanized. Once you turn 16, you must choose one of the following factions: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, or Erudite. An aptitude test is given before Choosing Day to help you decide. Tris Prior gets 3 of the factions, which is called divergent. Unfortunately for her, the divergent are being hunted and executed by Eric and Jeanine Matthews. Tris meets her training instructor, Tobias (Four), whom she ends up dating. This magnificent novel teaches readers not to let society influence you.
I decided to give you some positives and negatives to the story. There is an excellent message, and Tris Prior shows people to stand up for their rights.
Now to the negatives or precautions for children:
There is mild swearing such as h*** or d***, but I wouldn't consider it an issue.
The sexual content was very mild also. Sure, Tris is afraid of intimacy with Tobias, and they almost do it, but stop after passionate kissing.
There is some violence. Tobias purposely nicks Tris's ear with knife. All commits suicide. Tris kills her friend, Will. Jeanine seems to possess people.
Despite that, Divergent is one of the best books you can get your hands on.