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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
ISBN: 9780062024022
Characteristics: 487 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jun 30, 2020

This book is AMAZING!!!!! Although it is a little longer, it is so worth the readers time and attention. This definitely exceeded my expectations for the book without a doubt. The book was action packed and had me riding on a roller coaster. The rivalry between some characters and the romance between others just makes the book come together in the best way possible. I recommend this book to many readers who are looking for a new adventure.

Jun 26, 2020

16-year-old Beatrice Prior has grown up in a dystopian Chicago, with a faction system. There are five factions; Abnegation (The Selfless), Amity (The Peaceful), Candor (The Honest), Dauntless (The Brave), and Erudite (The Intelligent). Beatrice is born into Abnegation. But when her aptitude tests come back as inconclusive, meaning that she does not belong in one faction, Beatrice must make a choice between Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless.

She does not think she fits into Abnegation like the others. As for Erudite, they are trying to overthrow the Abnegation, making them the rivals. She might fit into Dauntless, but she doesn't know. After choosing her faction Beatrice, now Tris, makes friends with other transfers. Her instructor/trainer, Four, figures out that she is hiding something. Tris knows that he knows that she is Divergent.

A Divergent does not fit into one specific faction, instead they have traits for two or more factions.

May 28, 2020

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth takes place in a dystopian society where people live in groups called factions, which are each dependent on a single trait. Each person must commit to one faction at the age of 18; no person can display more than one trait. This series covers the story through teenager, Tris Prior’s eyes and details the shortcomings of focusing on only one attribute and describes the obstacles of love, family, and society. This is my favorite series and I recommend reading this beautifully written novel.

Apr 16, 2020

I frankly really loved this book, but the rest of the series WAS GARBAGE. I was so excited to read this series, because of all the praise it gets, but its soooooo overrated.

Anna Beyer
Mar 21, 2020

Ok, so a friend recommended Divergent and at first I was skeptical but I decided to read it anyways. It was amazing. The introduction was long and took up most of the book before the main part of the plot came in, but I quite like introductions, and this one was interesting. The book was well written, and the characters were so likable. I found it very easy to get sucked up into there story and loved the plot twists! I recommend this book for anyone who likes to read dystopian books. There is a bit of romance but not too much. If you are a strong reader it will be very understandable, and clear. I give it 100%.

Mar 09, 2020

The movie was bad enough but better than the book, how often does that happen!?
Ostensibly a story of a female coming of age in a dystopian future, the author fails on so many levels that this constitutes a waste of paper.

Feb 20, 2020

I loved this book it is definitely the best in this series.

Feb 16, 2020

It is one of the best books I have ever read, and the plot is amazing. It would be nice to read it in multiple points of view, so you could understand what life is like in multiple factions, but otherwise, I love it and highly recommend it.

Oct 29, 2019

When I first read Divergent, I loved it and couldn't wait for the rest of the series. I had all kinds of theories about where it would go and had high hopes for the rest of the books. Alas, I was quite disappointed by the rest of the series. I don't know if I was spoiled by the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but it seems like the author didn't actually think through the whole series before she started or she had a great idea for the start and then just fizzled. That being said, I did really like this one, and I can still imagine a world with a better conclusion.


Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first book of the Divergent trilogy. It is about a sixteen-year-old named Beatrice, who is undergoing harsh training. I would give this book 4/5 stars. The protagonist’s voice was nice; however, only reading about what she was thinking made me a little bored. Overall, the plot was good. Sometimes, it was a bit cliche, but the action made up for it. The romance was amazing, though it was too intimate for my taste. The worldbuilding was questionable, but it was still interesting. The technology was stunning. Alana, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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Anna Beyer
Mar 21, 2020

"Let's go," I say."Get up, Peter."
"You want him to walk?" Caleb demands. "Are you insane?"
"Did I shoot him in the leg?" I say. "No. He walks."
-Tris (465)

Jan 26, 2020

Maybe there is some abnegation in everyone. Well, in everyone but Peter.

Oct 19, 2019

"Fear doesn't knock you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating."-Four

Mar 24, 2019

"Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up."-Tobias Eaton

Dec 04, 2018

"Beatrice," he says, looking sternly into my eyes. " we should think of our family." There is a edge to his voice."But. But you should also think of yourself."
- Caleb

Aug 14, 2017

"I'll be your family now," he says

Jan 05, 2017

"Fear doesn't shut you down. It wakes you up."

Aug 18, 2016

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

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

" We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something." Tris.

Jul 14, 2016

"Becoming fearless isn't the point. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to free from it." - Four (Tobias Eaton)

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Sep 06, 2017

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Mar 25, 2017

Tris Prior is a 16 year old girl living in a dystopian Chicago. There are 5 different factions. Tris can choose to live with her family, or leave her family and friends.

Aug 19, 2016

The world has been changed into 5 factions where people are separated from their families

Jul 25, 2016

Beatrice Prior is a sixteen-year-old member of Abnegation. She and her brother Caleb, who is not quite a year her elder, take the aptitude test that will tell them which faction they are most suitable for. The test consists of a simulation of a confrontation with a vicious dog. Beatrice shows aptitude for three different factions, Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless, and this means she is something called Divergent. She is warned to never tell anyone of her results - it is dangerous to be Divergent. After much contemplation over whether to stay in Abnegation or switch factions, Beatrice chooses to switch to Dauntless, and Caleb moves to Erudite.

Jul 10, 2016

In the future, after the war, Chicago divides itself into five factions, based on their values. At the age of sixteen, every person must decide to either remain in the faction they were born into, or leave their family behind and transfer to another faction of their choice. Beatrice Prior has to decide what the rest of her life will be.

Jul 08, 2016

In Divergent there are five factions that make up society, each with a different role. At age 16, each individual will attend a choosing ceremony based on their results of an aptitude test. This science fiction novel focuses on the genes to determine whether or not your are "divergent" which could be considered dangerous, depending on your point of view.

Jul 04, 2016

In a world divided into five factions based on beliefs and values, Beatrice (Tris) Prior must make the choice that decides the path she will take for the rest of her life.

Jun 22, 2016

Tris Prior has chosen the dauntless as her faction.

Aug 28, 2015

A choice can cost your life. The day Beatrice Prior choose's her faction, she finds out something unimaginable... she is Divergent. If people find out, her life will be cut short. Tris is forced to keep her identity secret. If Tris trusts the wrong people, she could get hurt. And how will she keep her family safe without betraying her faction, the Dauntless? What will she decide? Any wrong decision and EVERYTHING can go wrong.

Aug 01, 2015

Tris is 16 which means that she will choose her destiny; Amity, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor or Abnegation. Which one will she choose and does she make the right choice? This fantastic book takes you on the adventure of a life time. After you read it, you will find yourself reading it again.

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Aug 10, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Might be scary for younger readers

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many scenes that could be frightening for young children.

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

Sexual Content: The book has people talking about sex and fear of intimacy.

Feb 13, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some Scenes in this book that could frighten Younger viewers Like Edward's eye scene. There are some sad themes. There is Lots of fighting too.

Sep 02, 2015

Other: violence, commiting of suicide, minor sex, and mature scenes. maybe some frightening to

alicat42 Aug 08, 2014

Violence: Slight violence may be overwhelming for younger crowds

Jul 30, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Eward's eye, Simulations, Tris getting hurt over and over again, Tris almost get killed by the people she loves the most. But is also sad because Four doesn't know Tris in the end and tries to hurt her, she witnesses her moms death, and she has to kill one of her best friends.

Jun 27, 2014

Violence: Yes, of course Divergent would have violence. It's like The Hunger Games that way. For example, getting stab in the eye with a butterknife, fighting each other as a test, and being under simulation and killing off all the people of one faction. That's alot already.

Jun 14, 2014

Violence: Intense parts and may be traumatic to children 8 & under

hannah0903 May 20, 2014

Violence: Lots of fighting scenes

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