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Harper Collins, May 3, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 576 pages

This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions.

Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!


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It was ok. The setting embeds some interesting commentary on individual and group psychology. The author speaks down to her audience at times, explaining something that didn't need explaining. The story is also a bit slow. You can get most of the value by watching the movie.

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In this suspenseful story, a girl named Beatrice Prior lives with her mother (Natalie), father (Andrew) and brother (Caleb). Her and her brother just turned 16. When kids turn 16, they have to pick between five factions on the Choosing Day; Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, Candor and Abnegation, which is the faction she is currently in. Before Choosing Day, she has to take a test to determine which faction she fits in. During the test, she goes through a series of virtual events, which finally leads to her results. According to her instructor, she is multiple factions at the same time, meaning she is divergent. Being divergent means she can think much more differently than the other Chicagoans, which is extremely dangerous. Because of these results, Beatrice lives in constant fear of her surroundings, because the day after the test is when she chooses her faction.
On the day of the test, her brother chooses Erudite, and she picks Dauntless, which surprises her parents massively. She has to do a lot of things to get into Dauntless though, like shooting targets and jumping off buildings, which is out of place for her. After a while, she falls in love with her instructor, Four, and together they find out the leader of Erudite is trying to assassinate her family’s faction and kill all divergents! Will she get away in time, or will she die before even saving her family? Find out why in Divergent!

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Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter TwentyOne
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Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection, and Carve the Mark. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com.

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