Veronica Roth

“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.”

Abnegation ( The Selfless)

Members of the Abnegation faction put the common good above all other concerns, and the needs of others above themselves. They bring their selfless outlook to politics and make for great leaders.

Dauntless (The Brave)

Members of Dauntless faction are brave and wild. They believe that the world would be better if people were not afraid to do what was necessary to make things right. Others see them as abrasive, but also strong and bold

Amity (The Peaceful)

Members of Amity faction are at peace when people around them are getting along. They appreciate music and art. One of their goals are to find as much happiness as they can. They believe that aggression and hostility are to blame for most of the worlds problems. Others might see you as flaky or indecisive, but also easygoing and warm.

Candor (The Honest)

Members of the Candor faction are honest with everyone, no matter how difficult it is and no matter how much trouble it gets them into. They aren't easily offended and would rather hear the truth even if it hurts. They believe that everyone should be honest and forthright with each other. Other people see you as sometimes insensitive, but also trustworthy and confident.

Erudite (The Intelligent)

Members of the Erudite faction enjoy learning new things and they try to understand how everything works. They tend to make decisions based on logic rather than instinct or emotions. they believe the world would be a better place if everyone were well-educated and devoted to learning. Other people see them as sometimes condescending, but also as intelligent and insightful


Failure to complete initiation into whatever faction you choose, living in poverty, doing the work no one else wants to do (janitors, construction works, garbage collectors, make fabric, operate trains, drive buses) For their work, they get food and clothing, but not enough of either

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

“And is it selfish of me to crave victory, or is it brave?”

I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone, the beginning might be a little boring and wont catch your attention, but once it does you wont be able to put it down. The book is full of action, adventure, and a little bit of love. If you have the chance to read the book you should!