- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 3, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062024027
- ISBN-13: 978-0062024022
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
***MAY HAVE SPOILERS! JUST SAYIN***
This book was more than I expected. At first I was scared to read it because of all they hype on it. From the ARC, to when the book was released! Was I at the store getting my copy when it was released? Yes, because I was kinda excited to read it. I wanted to let all the talk die down a little before I devoured it. And that is just what I did. Devoured it. This book was amazing.
Beatrice's world is very different. You live in factions. You might be born into one faction, but that might not be the faction that you spend the rest of your life in. You have Candor, they are honest. Abnegation, they are selfless. Dauntless, they are brave. Amity, they are peaceful. and Erudite, they are intelligent.
Beatrice is Abnegation. But she will soon have to choose what faction that she wants to move onto or stay in Abnegation. Whatever the case she will have to do through a simulation to determine which factions that she would do well in. What her choices can be. Her results though... they are inconclusive... Beatrice is very different. Not from many, because there are many out there like her. People she never thought were. Beatrice has to choose. Stay with her family. Or choose a place where she feels that she belongs.
In her faction Beatrice, now Tris, has to fight. Survive. They are tough, rough, and fearless. Or that is what they are trying to make you. She meets Four. A tough instructor, who helps Beatrice. She starts to have feelings for Four, somethings take a turn, for the worse.
I could really go on and on about this book. But, I will leave off with this. This book was amazing. Something that you should read. The hype has died. And it yes, is as amazing as it seems.
Veronica Roth, with her debut novel, Divergent. Really did an amazing job. Keeping you on the edge of your seat. Hoping for things to go one way and just when you thought there was no hope. Veronica added it. Amazing!