Coming of Age Novel

English I Honors


Author: Veronica Roth

Synopsis: Divergent is a coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old girl called Beatrice Prior. It is set in a dystopian Chicago where its inhabitants are divided into various ideology-based factions. As part of a coming-of-age ritual, eligible youths are asked to publicly declare their allegiance to one of the 5 factions. This is the only time they would be allowed to switch factions, after which they must spend the rest of their lives upholding their chosen faction's ideals, or risk being declared factionless. Essentially, Beatrice Prior must look at her life and decide whether to stay with her family or choose a different path that will separate her from the family she loves and holds dear.

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Abnegation: The Selfless, Amity: The Peaceful, Candor: The Honest, Dauntless: The Brave, Erudite: The Intelligent.