Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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by Veronica Roth
Release date: May 3, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fictiondystopia, young adult
Tags: movie

One choice.

One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs, and determines your loyalties... forever.

Or, one choice can transform you.

In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions — Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) — each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue in an attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must make a dramatic, irrevocable choice: To which faction will they devote their lives?

On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris and makes a choice that surprises everyone — including herself. As she and her fellow initiates undergo an intense initiation into their chosen faction, Tris transforms, finding a new sense of self, friendships like she’s never known, and unexpected romance with a boy who constantly challenges and continually fascinates her — but she also discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society. To survive and save those she loves, Tris must stand up for the person she has become while uncovering powerful truths about her identity, her family, and the order of her society itself.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with a dystopian thriller filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, and stunning consequences.

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I will sum this book up in two words: "Stupid" and "Generic". Whoever thought up this faction system is an idiot. Seriously, you see no problem at all with making 16-year olds choose who they are supposed to be and how they are supposed to behave for the rest of their lives? No one knows who they are at 16, it's probably the worst time ever to make them choose anything! Also, training said youths to become killing machines that are supposed to police the rest of society...yeah, that seems ... (more)
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