In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 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 cant have both.So she makes her choice that surprises everyone , even herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determined who her friends really are--and where,exactly,a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one shes kept hidden from everyone because shes's been warned it can mean death.And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society , she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves..... or it might destroy her.Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series--dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals. stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
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A dystopian novel were in the future everybody is set into factions to decide how they will act for life.This book has everything , action packed with a sprinkle of romance! Tris was brought up to believe she was born to be a Abnegation (selfless) even though being selfless doesn't come natural too here not as much as her brother or father , on a test to determine what faction she should be in for like she finds out she divergent , which is very dangerous luckily the examiner tells her she hide the results and she must not tell anyone of her results , on choosing day she decides she wants to be a dauntless (brave)
she has watched them all her life and has envied their freedom. In doing so she has to leave straight away leaving her family behind and begin initiation to become dauntless , which for the most part is really dangerous ! she makes friends Christina, Will, Al and she soon realizes what its like to do what she wants and have friends who make her laugh till her sides hurt . She also realizes how hard its going to be to become a permanent member of dauntless if she doesn't make it she will become faction-less which means she will have no home and be a cast away . That's when she meets four and instantly there's a noticeable spark between the two even thought he doesn't act on it (straight away) because he is one of her trainers threw the initiation stage.
She soon finds out there Erudite are planning something against her old faction and become suspicious he older brother (Caleb) has become a Erudite she goes to him to ask him to look into something even though it almost costs her place in dauntless , every member of dauntless is given a injection and are told its just mandatory that night Tris realizes that the injection was actually a mind control substance! It doesn't work on her because shes divergent but acts like one of her fellow mind controlled friends just to see whats going on she realizes that the erudite are using the dauntless to massacre the Abnegation so they can have control of the government . The serum doesn't seem to have works on Four either which can only mean he's divergent too!! they must fight and help save the helpless people from the abnegation faction and her friends who are killing innocent people unknown to themselves!
For me this book had everything i love about dystopian novels, this has to be one of my favorite reads in a long long time ! would definitely recommend to anyone who reads Y/A or dystopian books this book is a definite must have!!