Let’s Read: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth follows the story of 16 year old Beatrice Prior who lives in the Chicago of a dystopian future.   In the city which is sequestered from the rest of the world, the people are divided into five sections also known as factions.  Each faction has a specific characteristic that everyone has to follow. The Abnegation the selfless, Amity the peaceful, Candor the honest, Erudite the knowledgeable, and Dauntless the brave.   Every teenager at the age of 16 has to take an aptitude test, which will tell them which faction they belong to.   Normally when people take this test they get one faction as a result.  Something special however happens to Beatrice, when she is finished taking the aptitude test she learns her results were inconclusive.  Having inconclusive test results means that there are a few different factions where she would fit in, this is called Divergent.  To be Divergent in this dystopian Chicago is extremely dangerous.  Everyone who is Divergent in this society keeps it hidden.
Beatrice then chooses a faction that  surprised everyone. Once she gets to her  faction Beatrice goes on adventures, while trying to become a full member.  Beatrice goes through initiate training, meets new friends, and tries to find her way in her new home.  I really enjoyed Divergent; Veronica Roth did a great job writing it. It was constant adventure a new surprise almost every other page. Roth did a fantastic job making her characters jump off the page and come to life.   In Divergent Roth writes, “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

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