Divergent

By Ashley, Alli B, and Caitlin

Summary

Divergent is the beginning of the series. As each person grows into adulthood, they must go through a series of tests to see which faction suits them best, for they will be there for the rest of their lives. There are five different factions. Each one having different virtues or characteristics. The factions are Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, and Candor. Dauntless are valued by fearlessness, bravery, fighting, and courage. Abnegation on the other hand is a little more layed back. They always find ways to help others over themselves. The smart ones, the ones that value knowledge and logic are known as Erudite. They are dedicated to knowledge, curiosity, intelligence and astuteness. Amity is all about kindness, and are always happy. They like peace, forgiveness, and trust. Candor value honesty and order. They always tell the truth even when you wish they wouldn't. Clearly, each faction is very different which explains why they can't agree most of the time. Few people such as Tris, are suitable for every faction. Those people are called divergent. Tris has a difficult time choosing, but she comes to the conclusion that she will be dauntless. By choosing this she will get stronger and braver. She will meet many enemies as well as friends. One of the friends she meets is Four. He is called that because he only has four fears. Tris has seven and she always has a way to defeat them. If she keeps defeating her fears the way she does, people will find out she is divergent and it will put her in great danger. Four is also a Divergent so they can share their secret together. They try to keep their secret safe while the factions are starting to fall apart. The future will be tough but will she last?

POV

The POV for Divergent is first person. It puts you in the place of Tris. You can understand her thoughts and feelings throughout the story. That is why the POV is first person
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Series) (Summary) - Minute Book Report

Story Critique

We think the story was well put together. There was a lot of detail put into it. It was also very suspenseful. Overall it was very interesting. It was were descriptive and shows acts of bravery, confidence, and shows girls can do everything guys can do.
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Literary Devices

This book uses a lot of imagery throughout the book. You can really paint a vivid picture in your mind. One example in particular is when she describes the area where the factionless live: "Just past the Abnegation sector of the city is the stretch of building skeletons and broken sidewalks that I now walk through" on page 24-25. Another example is a metaphor. "I crouch, listening to the thunder of the wings behind me" On Page 38 there is a hyperbole "My heart will burst of out my chest any minute now" Also on page 242, "Cold creeps up my spine" is a pesonification.