In the future, the society of Chicago gets divided up into 5 factions, Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (peace), Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (the intelligence), and Candor (honesty). Each member of the society grows up in a certain faction with their family, but at age 16, chooses which faction to which they would like to dedicate the rest of their lives. Many 16-year- olds choose to stay with their own faction, while others who feel like they do not belong, will switch factions, betraying their old one. But for some people, like Beatrice Prior, none of the factions fit?
What an incredible book! Divergent is mind boggling. It’s one of those books that really makes you think, and it made me question my values! Coming into the book, I was thinking it would just be another YA dystopian book, and Divergent definitely went beyond my expectations! The plot is beautifully crafted and the entire novel is extremely well- written with romance, action, and stunning characters I stayed up all night one night reading this book! I simply couldn’t put Divergent down!
–Meredith, age 14
About the Book:
Author: Veronica Roth