Divergent, Book 1

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HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011 - Courage - 487 pages
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One choice can transform you. Pass initiation. Do not fail! Thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut from exciting young author. In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior's world, society is divided into five factions -- Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) -- each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a perfect society. At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family's Abnegation faction, and chooses Dauntless, the faction of daredevils and adrenaline junkies whose lives are devoted to courageousness and chasing out weakness. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot, super-fearless Dauntless boy named Four, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly perfect society. To survive and save those they love, Tris and Four must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.

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This is an adrenaline drawn book, where you feel the constant need to watch you back while reading. A young girls story of growing up in a post apocalyptical time where the young folks passing from ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamieBH - LibraryThing

I read this book in one day and I'm wondering if I would have appreciated it more if I had spent more time soaking it all in. I enjoyed the story and I have no particular issues with the writing style ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Veronica Roth is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant - 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.

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