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Divergent

Roth, Veronica (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Roth, Veronica
Title: Divergent
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 487 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: 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: 0062024027
9780062024022
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List - Best Teen Fiction of 2011 by: ChiPubLib_Teens Sep 19, 2013

In a future Chicago, 16 year-olds must choose among five factions to determine their identity, but when Beatrice finds out that she is a “divergent” it sets in motion a series of events that test not only her physical and mental strength, but her entire world.


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Oct 19, 2014
  • callmeprincess rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Dear Hunger Games, I'm sorry to say this but I've found your replacement. Don't get me wrong, you will always have a special place in my heart, but I've moved on. I hope you can be happy for me." Writing those kind of letter will always be hard, especially to your favorite books. "Hunger Games" was phenomenal, but now it's time for me to get obsessed over a new series. Which one you might ask? Well it's none other than "Divergent". For those out there who thinks that every dystopian novel is a "Hunger Games" wannabe or rip-off, you need a news flash. Just because they're all set in the future doesn't necessarily mean the same plots or characters. It's a genre people, get over it. Now that we got that out of the way, it's time to really talk about "Divergent". Mind you, it was a start to a beautiful relationship.
It began in Chicago of the future, a closed city-state. The citizenry doesn't know what is beyond their borders. They were raised to never question it, all they just know it's that it's dangerous outside. Inside the city, humanity is divided into five factions based on moral imperatives. Candor, for instance, values truth above all else. They serve as lawyers and public speakers. Erudite values knowledge. They serve as teachers and scientists. Abnegation values self-denial and community service. They are the community's leaders, since they alone can be trusted not to be power-hungry. Amity values peace and kindness, therefore lives in the countryside and spend their lives farming. Dauntless values bravery and toughness, they are the soldiers of society. Tris, our main character, has reached the age of sixteen where she is tested and placed in a faction that complements her intuition and character. Born into Abnegation, she chooses Dauntless. But as the story progresses it’s suddenly clear that she doesn’t quite fit in just one faction. She is one of the very rare cases of being a Divergent who is suited for more than one factions. As a Divergent, she can’t be easily manipulated, and that is threatening for those controlling this perfect society. It becomes obvious that Tris is in great danger.
As I said earlier, it pains me to say that I've moved on from "Hunger Games" to "Divergent". But that just means how much respect I have for this book. First off, the plot was genius! The idea of dividing society into sections which uphold different virtues was absolutely brilliant, and the style of writing that the author used grabbed my attention from the very start. The character development was immensely well done, starting with Tris from being unsure of herself to a "butt-kicking heroine". Most of the characters are well thought of, and have depth and many layers to them. While I would've liked more introduction to the side characters, Four was definitely my favorite the first time I've laid eyes on him. Speaking of Four, I was so glad that this novel didn't have another frustrating love triangle. Love triangles are so over-rated, especially if authors think that having that is necessary to make a good story. No it's not, for all you aspiring authors out there, let me repeat, it's not necessary! This series is called Divergent because it focuses on a girl who is a divergent, furthermore it explores the idea of human beings sublimating their natural instincts to live in a society where a single virtue is promoted. The message of the story? We are all different and have many unique aspects that make us who we are.

I lovedddddddddd divergent it was sad,romantic, and scary it had me crying, screaming and smiling.I had mixed emotions. Anyway I suggest this book to anyone who likes a action , romantic ,and sad book.READ IT!!!!!!!!!!! It doesn't matter tf your 9 or 8, you can read it. I'm 9 years old and I read it it was amazing!

Sep 21, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I Love it!! Can't WAIT to read Insurgent!!! Has to be the BEST book I've EVER READ that pulls me in and makes me feel like i'm there!!!

Sep 20, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ok, yes, this books lives up to the hype. Well written and engaging.

Sep 17, 2014
  • modis01 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Twilight meets Hunger Games... Still worthy of a read

Sep 13, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”
― Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Sep 10, 2014
  • MissDanaGilly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh how I loved this series! So good. It's one of those books that you simply cannot put down. The movie, too, was excellent. It followed the storyline, albeit not perfectly, but it certainly didn't "diverge" from the story too much. (Haha) Anyway, do read it, you won't regret it. Although I will warn you, the ending of the last book will have you sobbing. Ooh don't get me started on that! Or I won't see the keyboard properly, through my tears!! You will enjoy though! Despite the ending....... :)

Sep 03, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The basic story plot is excellent. The idea of a city divided into five groups each focusing on one virtue is quite unique. Each character is developed pretty well and the ideas are interesting. And it's very different from the Hunger Games in several ways.

But it's not my cup of tea. The violence, the over-doing with the romance, and other things leave a sour taste in my mouth. Yes, I love Tris, Four, Christiana, and some of the better characters and the idea of working together to build a better society but some things mentioned are better left unsaid.

Sep 01, 2014
  • violet_monkey_870 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent is a must read! Each page brings you somewhere new that keeps you reading until the end.

I accidentally read the whole book in one sitting. Such a good read.

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Oct 09, 2014
  • green_shark_705 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 30, 2014
  • black_squirrel_34 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 04, 2014
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Sep 02, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 26, 2014
  • lilybluesea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lilybluesea thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Sep 02, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

You nailed it ILuvHP_2. And lots of violence and brutality too.

there is way too much kissing in this and isn't exactly "age appropriate" for kids 13 and under...

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No words can describe divergent like the actual book so go read it now!

A 16 year old girl named Beatrice who soon changes her name to Tris lives in the fraction Abnegation but thinks she is not selfless enough to be there. So she decides to go to Dauntless. But before she went there her test to see what group she belongs to goes haywire and gives her 3 instead of one test results. Meaning she is Divergent. But she doesn't really know what it means. All she knows is it is not safe to be one. so she has to keep it a secret and long as she can.

Jul 14, 2014
  • SilentChaos01 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Summaries below are accurate- The book is a dystopian, and therefore overhyped, just like Hunger Games. This book is horrible.

In this dystopian society, in the future Chicago, those that reach the age of 16 are forced to pick their life. They must decide where they belong: Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless or Amity. Each faction has a goal. For example, the Abnegation believe that people are too selfish, therefore they show selflessness. Once they turn 16, they take a test to help them decide which faction is best for them. This story follows the life of a teenage girl, Beatrice Prior. When she takes the test, she learn that she is part of a rare group, she is Divergent. This means that she didn't fit into a specific group.
Through this story, it shows Tris' problems, decisions and her survival. Can she survive? Can she keep her divergence a secret? Will those that are hunting her find her?

Beatrice Prior and all other sixteen year olds in the future Chicago must make the most significant decision of their lives. They will decide to be Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless, or Amity. To help them with this decision, an aptitude test creates a simulation to find what faction the teenagers belong in. This test shows that Beatrice does not just show traits of one faction, but instead shows three. This makes her Divergent.
This novel shows Tris's struggle to survive in a world that wants to kill her and every other Divergent. Divergents are hunted down and killed by the will of a certain one faction that has a plan to control the others. The only flaw in their control are the Divergents, who "cannot be controlled". Tris must save not only herself, but friends and family from their impeding deaths.

It was a good book. Kept me wanting to read more. Can't wait for the rest of the movies to come out.

Jun 08, 2014
  • GeekyBookFreak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the first book in the "Divergent" series. Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian future Chicago where society is divided into 5 different factions based on the results of an aptitude test. This test is taken by every member of the city at age 16. The next day at the Choosing Ceremony, they can pick any faction to spend the rest of their life with, regardless of the test results. Beatrice Prior gets 3 results, which makes her Divergent. Abnegation, which she was born into because both her parents were Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. She picks Dauntless at the ceremony. Read the book to find out what happens next ;)

Jun 07, 2014
  • brown_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With a system of four factions in place, you must choose when you are sixteen whether or not to stay in your designated faction. Tris id contempating her options

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Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Slight violence may be overwhelming for younger crowds

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.

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Kind of sad

Jul 15, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Edward's eye. During some stimulations. Four almost killing Tris.

Jun 27, 2014
  • mehrin02 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

May 20, 2014
  • hannah0903 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of fighting scenes

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Kissing during and not during simulations.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Fighting with guards and initiates.

Jan 12, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Girl falls of a ledge. Boy commits suicide.

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"Faction before blood"-erudite woman

Sep 21, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

BE BRAVE.

"I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent."- Tris

"Be Brave"- Tris's mom, Tobias
"I am Brave"-Tris

"Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. I've seen it, it's incredible."
-Tobias

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'I want to hurt them. So I will'-Tris

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up"

Jun 25, 2014
  • Hallie_Gartly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never let fear decide your fate.
-Veronica Roth

"I don't just want to be kind or brave I want to be all of them"- Tobias

Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. -Four

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Apr 11, 2014
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Nov 19, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013
  • maroon_wolf_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent movie trailer.... ish

best fan made trailer ever!!! i didnt make it... but i sure wish i did =)

Apr 27, 2012
  • Finnick_Odair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent Fan Casting

So this is just fan made, not by me but I thought the cast was absolutely perfect :D

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