Hardcover: 496 pages
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Book One: Divergent
Book Two: Insurgent
Book Three: Untitled (2013)
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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.
I have always obsessed over Dystopian themed books and there never seemed to be enough. I read the Hunger Games, Uglies, Maze Runner, Matched and a few more. The release of Divergent made me ecstatic! Divergent has an amazing and unique storyline. It basically is about a world in the nearby future when everybody is split into 5 categories. Erudite (Intelligence), Abnegation (Selfless), Dauntless (Fearless or Brave), Candor (Honest) and Amity (Peaceful).
I adored Tris! Ever since she was born into Abnegation she has struggled to be as selfless as everyone expected her to be. She never felt like she truly belonged with the rest of them. Instead of being meek and humble like everyone else, she is brave, strong, intelligent, yet is still selfless but not to the extent of everyone else in her faction.
There are only 2 flaws in this book. 1. I wasn't able to picture what any of the characters looked like. She only gave bits of information here and there about eye and hair color. When I read a book, I like to get a mental image of what they look like but I just kind of had to guess in this novel. 2. *****SPOILER ALERT***** In the book, Four AKA Tobius figures out Tris is Divergent when she manipulates the simulation by breaking the glass. He tells her it can't be any more obvious that she's Divergent. But in stage 3 of initiation she still manipulates the simulation when Max and Eric are watching. Wouldn't Max and Eric have figured out she's Divergent? I'm not sure if I'm missing a clue or somthing but I don't really understand this.*****END SPOILER ALERT****
Overall, this book was AMAZING!!!!!!! I could not put it down!!!! I finished it in a matter of hours and I was heartbroken to see it end. It's going to be forever until the next book comes outt! A definite read for Hunger Game fans. It won't disappoint!
One Choice decides your friends.
Onc Choice defines your beliefs.
One Choice determines your loyalties- Forever
One Choice can transform you.
Which faction would you join?