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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.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062024022
0062024027
Characteristics: 487 p. ; 22 cm.

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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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It is a good book, but i like the movie better.

Jan 15, 2015
  • Kereesa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was a wild ride from start to finish. Its not what I'd call a smart book (a la vein de HG), but its a FUN book. And sometimes you need a fun YA to kick back on.

I have it ready on hold going to pick it up can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 07, 2015
  • blueroo276 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The author does a great job of showing us the world in which the main character lives while still leaving the reader wondering how the world became that way. We share her feelings and thoughts. I couldn't put it down.

Jan 06, 2015
  • Divreet rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love Divergent so much ! I have watched the movie and it is awesome.

Some of my favourite stories are ones that are set in our world, but in the near future. Divergent by Veronica Roth is one of those stories. It is set in a society where everyone is separated into 5 different factions or groups; Erudite the Intelligent, Dauntless the Brave, Amity the Peaceful, Candor the Honest, and Abnegation the Selfless. The main character, Beatrice, belongs to Abnegation, the faction that focus on others rather than themselves. When you get to a certain age, you have to take a test to find out which faction is the best one for you to spend the rest of your life in. You have the choice of staying in the faction you were born into or changing to your best-suited faction. Beatrice’s results in her test means that she could choose from three different factions.

She chooses Dauntless, the faction of the daring and fearless, leaving behind her family and a faction that she can’t return to. To become Dauntless, Beatrice (Tris, as she now calls herself) must pass the 3 stages of initiation. She makes friends and enemies throughout the initiation, including Peter who will do anything to be the top initiate. As she goes through the stages of initiation, it becomes clear that Tris is able to manipulate the simulations within the challenges and cope better than anyone else. She discovers that she is Divergent, but what does that mean and why is it dangerous for anyone to find out that she is?

Divergent is full of suspense and I was on the edge of my seat right to the end. Tris is an incredibly strong character who gets put through some tough challenges. As I was reading Divergent I was thinking that I wouldn’t be strong enough to make it through the Dauntless initiation. Veronica Roth has created a society that, at first, seems like it is perfect, but you see cracks slowly start to appear. If you like stories like Hunger Games, you’ll love Divergent. Recommended for 12+ 10 out of 10

Some of my favourite stories are ones that are set in our world, but in the near future. Divergent by Veronica Roth is one of those stories. It is set in a society where everyone is separated into 5 different factions or groups; Erudite the Intelligent, Dauntless the Brave, Amity the Peaceful, Candor the Honest, and Abnegation the Selfless. The main character, Beatrice, belongs to Abnegation, the faction that focus on others rather than themselves. When you get to a certain age, you have to take a test to find out which faction is the best one for you to spend the rest of your life in. You have the choice of staying in the faction you were born into or changing to your best-suited faction. Beatrice’s results in her test means that she could choose from three different factions.

She chooses Dauntless, the faction of the daring and fearless, leaving behind her family and a faction that she can’t return to. To become Dauntless, Beatrice (Tris, as she now calls herself) must pass the 3 stages of initiation. She makes friends and enemies throughout the initiation, including Peter who will do anything to be the top initiate. As she goes through the stages of initiation, it becomes clear that Tris is able to manipulate the simulations within the challenges and cope better than anyone else. She discovers that she is Divergent, but what does that mean and why is it dangerous for anyone to find out that she is?

Divergent is full of suspense and I was on the edge of my seat right to the end. Tris is an incredibly strong character who gets put through some tough challenges. As I was reading Divergent I was thinking that I wouldn’t be strong enough to make it through the Dauntless initiation. Veronica Roth has created a society that, at first, seems like it is perfect, but you see cracks slowly start to appear. If you like stories like Hunger Games, you’ll love Divergent. Recommended for 12+ 10 out of 10

Dec 27, 2014
  • meagan3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent is for sure one of my favorite books ever. It was focused on adventure, but had that little bit of romance tied in. Crazily wild and will keep anyone on the edge of their seat.

divergent it an awesome book ( actually my favorite book )its better that than movie......

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Jan 16, 2015
  • Divine101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 14, 2015
  • brown_owl_82 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 11, 2015
  • violet_whale_86 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 09, 2015
  • green_snake_921 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_snake_921 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Dec 27, 2014
  • meagan3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 24, 2014
  • chelslug rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

chelslug thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 40

Nov 17, 2014
  • HaileyBennett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 07, 2014
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"How to be brave...How to be selfless. Often they're the same thing."

Dec 27, 2014
  • meagan3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We are creatures of loss; we have left everything behind.I have no home, no path, and no certainty. I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now I must become more than either.
-Tris Prior

Oct 23, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tris' mom: "We have to get out of hear. Now."

"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"

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Oct 23, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: has something called "fear simulations" in which the Dauntless have to face their darkest fears. May be quite frightening for some people.

Oct 23, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: lots of kissing & mild sexual immorality

Oct 23, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: killing, shooting, stabbing, and one boy commits suicide

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
  • intellectualunicorn 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

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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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