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Divergent (2011, original release: 2011)


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Published: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, [2011] ©2011
Series: Roth, Veronica. Divergent series.
Edition:  Various editions
Description:  487 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780062024022 (trade bdg.), 0062024027 (trade bdg.), 9780062024039, 9780062289858 (pbk.), 9780062289841,
Language:  English

Also published: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2012. 487 p

Also published: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2012. 487, 72 p

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

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'Divergent' Review, By: Hannah Oloro

Have you ever wondered what future Chicago would look like? Well, New York Times Best Selling author Veronica Roth sure gives you a precise mental image of that in 'Divergent'. From the moment she was born, Beatrice Prior was entitled to the faction (group that fits your personality) Abnegation the selfless. Now that Beatrice has turned 16, she has the power of choosing to either stay in her original faction or choose from the other 4 factions: Amity the peaceful, Eritude the intelligent, Dauntless the brave, and Candor the honest. In order to give 16 year-olds an idea of what faction they should choose, they are given an aptitude test. When Beatrice is given the test, her results are very unusual. Something unseen. She us Divergent and in her world being Divergent is a dangerous thing.
This book is a roller coaster of events and a book that has you just waiting for more.

Exciting and fast paced

Exiting fast paced fun read. Dystopian society. If you liked Hunger Games this is a fun read.

Fun summer read

A fun summer read - which faction to choose for the rest of your life.

Pick Your Faction

A society is divided into 5 factions representing certain qualities - Dauntless the courageous, Candor the honest, Amity the peaceful, Erudite the intelligent, and Abnegation the selfless.  Everyone lives their childhood according to those qualities of the faction they are born into. At 16 comes the life choice - to stay or change factions.  (It sort of reminded me of Harry Potter and the sorting hat...)

The main character moves from her Abnegation faction to Dauntless - quite the shift! During her "testing" period is confronted with a lot of questions about herself, and ultimately the society as a whole.  Can you really live your life totally selfless?  Follow knowledge to the cost of everything else?

This is fast paced book and hard to put down.

BTW - This dystopian society is located in Chicago - imagine Lake Michigan as a marsh.

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