First things first, if you haven't read Divergent
you best get on it! If you liked the Hunger Games and/or can't get enough of dystopian novels, this series is definitely worth a shot.
The story is set in Chicago (represent!) except it's not the Chicago we know and love. Everyone is split into different factions or groups that each serve a particular duty and uphold a different virtue to keep the society balanced. The different factions are Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The novel follows the story of Beatrice, a girl who grew up in the Abnegation faction with the rest of her family. Beatrice, now 16, must choose a faction to belong to for the rest of her life at a ceremony held every year for 16-year-olds in the society. It's a pretty difficult choice (it may mean leaving her family forever) and the adventure that follows is intense, action-packed, and full of intrigue. Yes, intrigue...I mean, in a society like this there's bound to be some mysteries that need to be solved!
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Curious about which faction you'd belong to? Take this quiz! It looks like I'm an even split between Amity and Erudite. What about you?
Divergent is just the first in a series! Insurgent is already out and the third book, Allegiant, is coming out October 22nd!
Veronica Roth is coming to Downers Grove! To celebrate the release of the third book, she'll be coming to the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove for a book signing. Get more info here.
They made a Divergent movie and it's coming out in early 2014. Here's the trailer...