By: Veronica Roth

Summary of the entire book

Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter, and Marcus travel to Amity, where several surviving Abnegation were staying. Amity says that all the factions could stay at Amity as long as they would agree with peace. Tris, Four, and Caleb escape by jumping onto a moving train full of factionless armed and ready to go! Escorted to safety- They run into factionless leader Evelyn, Four's mother; who is believed to be dead. They have a conversation to try and get Dauntless to join factionless. During this time, Evelyn threatens Tris. Tris, Four travel to Candor headquarters while Caleb moves to a safe zone. When they reached Candor, Tris and Four are arrested and subjected to a truth serum trial at Candor. During the trial, Four admits he joined Dauntless to escape his father's abuse. He intended to leave Dauntless to be factionless after this last group of initiates, but saw Tris and decided to protect her. Tris admits shooting Will which angers Four and Christina, who were unaware she was Will's killer. Candor is attacked by Dauntless traitors led by Eric. The victims are shot with a new simulation serum. Tris and Uriah are revealed as Divergent. They discover what is happening and attempt to warn the remaining Divergent, but are captured by Eric. His orders from Jeanine are to take two Divergent back to Erudite headquarters and execute the rest. Tris injures Eric as Dauntless burst into the room and take control. They find out that the new serum allows Jeanine to tell her victims what to do from great distances. The serum doesn't wear off and gives Erudite much greater control over their victims. After the attack, Candor leader Jack arranges a meeting with Erudite that is secretly observed by Tris, Four, Lynn, and Shauna. Tris, Four, Lynn, and Shauna attempt to escape the Dauntless traitors but run into Jeanine and her guards. Peter, who is among the guards, allows them to escape. Shauna is shot and paralyzed as they escape. Dauntless holds a secret meeting, and Four, Tori, and Harrison are elected as new leaders. They put Eric on trial for his crimes. He is convicted and Eric demands execution from Four, who agrees. Dauntless return; Tris and Four head for a meeting with Evelyn and Edward. On the way, Four tells Tris that one of the fears in his landscape changed. Instead of having to shoot a woman, he has to watch Tris die. At the meeting, Four makes an agreement with the factionless to destroy Erudite and establish a new government. Tris believes Evelyn abandoned Four to his father's abuse and doesn't trust her. Christina and Tris discover a process that causes Dauntless people to step off the roof every two days unless a Divergent is surrendered to Erudite. They save a young girl and Lynn's brother, Hector, but Marlene plunges to her death. Trisis buries in guilt and leaves Marlene's funeral. Christina finds her and forgives her for what happened with Will because the simulations place a person under complete control from Jeanine. Tris goes to Four's room, set on sacrificing herself to Erudite. He begs her to reconsider, and she agrees, but leaves for Erudite at midnight while Four is asleep.

Tris walks into Erudite headquarters and agrees to Jeanine's testing as long as the results are explained to her. She is subjected to an MRI and several different proccess'. She sees Caleb, who is now working for Jeanine, and is shocked at his betrayal. One evening, Tris encounters Four in the hallway, and discovers he tried to save her. They are taken to the execution chamber, where Jeanine injects Tris with a terror-inducing drug to force Four to reveal where the factionless safe houses are located. Jeanine can not find a way to control Tris. She declares Tris will die the next day, but Peter, her executioner, decides to repay her for saving his life. He helps Tris and Four escape.

The three travel to Abnegation, where the factionless and Dauntless have gathered. Four leads Tris to his house after Evelyn kicks Marcus out, and they admit their love for each other. Greatly affected by her near-death experience, Tris wanders her old neighborhood. She bumps into Marcus, who convinces Tris that her parents died to save information that Jeanine stole. He insists this information must be made public before the Dauntless/factionless army destroy all data in their attack. Tris, Christina, and Marcus invade Amity to update Amity leader Johanna and ask for her help. She holds a meeting to inform the rest of Amity. Johanna and several others choose to leave the faction. Tris and Christina speak with Erudite refugees living in Amity, including Will's sister Cara. Cara agrees to help with the mission to save the stolen information and transmit it to all factions.

Tris travels back to the city and leads a group disguised as Erudite to invade the faction headquarters. They get inside and Cara begins connecting computers to transmit the data to other factions. After an encounter with Caleb, Tris and Marcus realize the data won't be on the main computer. Tris, Marcus, and Christina head up to Jeanine's private laboratory after Tris remembers what Tori mentioned about security. They run into Edward on the way. After a fight disables Edward and Christina, Tris and Marcus reach an intersection. They split up and go into two different doorways. Tris enters a simulation that forces her to fight herself. She faces her guilt over Will and kills her "imaginary"-self. When she walks into the laboratory, she finds Tori screaming at Jeanine to acknowledge her brother, a Divergent, who was killed on Jeanine's command. Tris disarms Tori, and after a struggle, attempts to explain that she doesn't want Tori to kill Jeanine so they can obtain information from her computer. Tori refuses and kills Jeanine by stabbing her in the stomach.

Tori calls Tris a traitor and attempts to have her taken into custody, while Four confronts her about aligning with Marcus. Uriah escorts Tris downstairs. As they reach the holding area for the surviving Erudite, Candor, and Dauntless, they find an injured Lynn, and comfort her as she dies. Evelyn announces the institution of a new factionless government and society. Dauntless begins to protest but find themselves powerless since their weapons were taken by the factionless. Caleb, Marcus, and Four enter the room. Four and Tris kiss, and Tris hopes all the secrets between them are gone for good. Screens in the room begin to play the information retrieved by Four and Caleb, an old video featuring a woman named Amanda Ritter. Ritter was from an organization fighting for justice and peace who later took the identity of Edith Prior. Amanda explains that the world had become horrible (Explained more in the next book). The city was sealed away from the rest of the world until the Divergent increase numbers. Then Amity will open the fence forever and the population should re-enter the world.


The setting is Chicago in the future, where Lake Michigan has turned into a giant moss pit. The Amity live on farms, located outside a fence that surrounds the city and keeps the other factions in. The central meeting area is a building with a great tree in the center. The Dauntless compound is the combination of a glass building and a deep cave underneath it, nicknamed "The Pit." The Abnegation sector is a cookie-cutter neighborhood, where "everything looks alike." The Erudite compound is in a futuristic part of the city, including the former site of Grant Park. and the buildings are very futuristic.
Genre: Drama and Romance

Topic Question: Why did you choose to read this book?

I chose to read this book because, I read the first one,. and watched the movie. Both were amazing! So I started reading the next book, I haven't seen the second movie yet; but it hear it's also really good! I plan on reading the third book in the near future

I would recommend this book to a friend! I would recommend the whole series to a friend; because it is so well described every word in every book, and I fell like you can actually imagine what's happening and are nervous but excited for what's next! That's one of the best things about this book! is that you don't want to ever put it down! 10/10