By: Veronica Roth


Beatris Prior or Tris lives is in a futuristic world that is divided into 5 factions. Once you get to the age of 16 you must choose a faction and stay in it for the rest of your life. Tris choose the faction Dauntless which is bravery. In her initiation Tris finds she has quality's of other factions which makes her a divergent meaning she will never be able to fit in and has to hide her other qualities. On her quest to not let anyone find out she uncovers a war that is brewing that could take everything and one she loves away.

Main Character

The main character in the book Divergent is Beatris who was born into the Abnegation faction which is selflessness over everything. She shows immense change by going to Dauntless where she learns how to fight , shoot guns, and live on her own. In many cases she shows some of her other qualities like when she uses a strategy like Erudite who are the intelligent.
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The setting takes place in futuristic Chicago where the founders split it up into five different factions, Amity, Abengation, Candor, Erudite, and Dauntless.
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The book I'm going to compare divergent with is The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Both of these these books are about a futuristic society but Divergent takes place in america and The House of Scorpion takes place in Aztalan and Opium which is the new Mexico. In each of these book the main characters are going into a new place with no idea about it like in Divergent when Beatris goes to the Dauntless Faction and in The House of Scorpion when Matt gets taken to the house. They also all have an adventure in the them like when Beatris fight the government and when Matt leaves El Patron to find maria.


This book is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The reason is simply just how well scripted and how well put together the story line is. This book is just packed full of surprises and adventure plus some heat between Four and Tris. If you read this book you will be on the edge of your seat the whole time.
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Book Reviews

Great book, more appropriate for tweens than Hunger games by FAR!! I am shocked and disappointed by the number of young children ages 8-13 who are reading the hunger games. It is not only violent but they type of violence is un matched in a child’s mind. Divergent is a much better choice, it is Violent but not to the same extent as the hunger games.

Loved it!! Really good! This book made me smile from ear to ear, and I am in LOVE with Four... :P The content in nothing that would shock a middle schooler, and the violence wasnt that bad either. Really super good, please read!!

Good story ruined by endless violence. My 11 year old read Divergent just before I did for a moms and daughters book club and I found the violence really disturbing. Its the first book that I wish she hadn't read, and I wish I hadn't either. It does have a great story and I can understand how a teen would get wrapped up in the characters and the action. But I felt beaten down by the endless fist fights, blood, deaths and death threats, (including gun violence,knives and kidnapping and child abuse), and in the end watching friends and family get shot and killed in a bloodbath/war scene. There isn't enough sci-fi to it to make it 'other worldly' violence, the characters and situations are too real world. I have never read adult fiction with so much violence in it. Read chapter 30 onwards to get an idea.


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