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HarperCollins, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 576 pages
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Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of Insurgent, an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and more!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

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Overall a very exciting plot. - Flipkart
Writing: Engaging, fresh, and unique. - Goodreads
The character development is great. - Walmart
The ending is very..interesting. - Goodreads
But best that I can describe is the overall plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cami - Goodreads

I finished reading this last night and was torn on what rating to give it. I didn't hate it but I really didn't like it either. Dystopian novels, or maybe YA in general, is not for me. The plot was ... Read full review

As a fan of The Hunger Games, I absolutely loved this book!

User Review  - Sangeetha Del... - Flipkart

I bought this book, after researching a lot online. I wanted books that were similar to The Hunger Games, Delirium series (by Lauren Oliver), etc. This is a dystopian fiction, for young adults. Even ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent, the first two books in the Divergent trilogy. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at Twitter, Tumblr, her blog, and her website.