Book one of the Divergent series

Written by: Veronica Roth

Published by: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780062024022

Genre: Dystopian


Divergent is a great science fiction book for dystopian lovers. It provides the reader with lots of description and plenty of thrills to keep you reading. It has a good speed to the plot; except for the parts where Beatrice has feelings for Four. I think the author did a very good job of describing Beatrice's thoughts and feelings, and I easily visualized what was happening in the book. Because I could visualize everything I read, it was very easy to read this book quickly. When the climax came around, it was extremely hard to put this book down.

Divergent takes place in the future of Chicago, where groups called factions decide your fate based what you do in virtual simulations. The 5 factions are Candor(the honest), Abnegation(the selfless), Amity(the peaceful), Dauntless(the brave), and Erudite(the intelligent). When a teenager reaches 16 years old, they must choose their faction. The factions were made to help the general population to be better in every way, but things don't always work out like they are supposed to. Beatrice, the main character, is a teenager in Abnegation who decides to leave her faction because she can't be selfless anymore. Her virtual aptitude tests that help determine your faction come up inconclusive, meaning she is Divergent. Little does she know, being Divergent is both a blessing and a curse. She has to discover the consequences by herself. The only thing she can do is keep it quiet. You have to read Divergent yourself to discover her fate!

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