Divergent By Veronica Roth

By: Olivia Peotter

About The Author

Veronica Roth was born on August 19, 1988. She grew up in Barrington Illinois, and began reading and writing at an early age. While studying at Northwestern University, Roth studied Creative Writing. At Northwestern, she also came up with the idea for he best selling book Divergent during senior year. At a writers conference in March of 2010, Roth's manuscript for Divergent secured an agent. From there the book was published, and was sold in the next following months. Roth earned close to 17 million dollars from the trilogies print and e-book sales. In 2014 Forbes magazine named her the 6th most profitable author in the world, and was the youngest on the list at 26.

Main Characters

Summary Of Divergent

Divergent is set in a future, dystopian world where a the age of 16 you are split into one of five factions based on your traits and test results. The five factions are Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the smart), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). Beatrice Prior is the main character, and like most people in Divergent, she is a little bit nervous for her test. After all this test helps decide your future. When Beatrice's test is inconclusive, her whole life is in danger. This is because she threatens the whole system of her government, and threatening the system means they will try to kill you because they can't control you. Beatrice then has to hide within a faction, and fit in to make sure the government doesn't find her. However when things seem to be finally going right, things can't go more wrong. With the help of friends Beatrice fights back, and stands up to the government once and for all.


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