Divergent

Written by Veronica Roth

Setting

The place my book took place in was the Abnegation sector of the city. The city is a future version of Chicago, but everything is different. They live in factions (different parts of the city) and they all do a certain thing and have a certain personality depending on where they live.

Character

These are some important characters in the story:

Tris: Main character

Caleb: Tris's brother

Tobias: Tris's trainer and friend

Christina: Tris's friend and fellow initiate

Will: Tris's friend

Al: Tris's friend

Peter: enemy

Plot

Everyone who lives in the city lives in factions (different parts of the city) and they all do a certain thing and have a certain personality depending on where they live. There are 5 places you can go. The first is Abnegation where everyone is selfless and anything selfish or self-indulgent is banned. (For example, they do not allow mirrors or artwork because that is self-indulgent to them) The next group is called Amity. They believe in peace with everyone and believe that because people could not make peace, there was war. Another group is Candor. They believe in honesty. After that, there is Dauntless. They believe in bravery and dishonor the cowardly.Last but not least is the Erudite. They believe that knowledge is everything. There is an extra group for people who do not belong in a faction or got kicked out of their faction.

Theme

The theme in my book is to be brave. The Dauntless are all about bravery. If you are not brave, you will not survive in this world.

Conflict

Tris has to get through Dauntless initiation or she will have to live among the factionless. This is a challenge for Tris because she was raised so differently. Plus, there is Peter to think about. He was willing to stab another initiate in the eye with a butter knife in order to get first place.