In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series--dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
From: Divergent - Goodreads
WOW!! This book is AWESOME! I mean it; I really don’t know what to say other than … I have been very lucky with my books recently :D, I’m really pleased with myself.
Divergent is the first book in the Divergent series and it is a dystopian book; for you who does not know what that means … it is a book in an imaginary place where the conditions and quality of like are different and unpleasant [from deprivation or oppression or terror – the opposite of Utopia].
This book is about a world where society is divided into five factions each representing a particular virtue or value … you have the honest [Candor], the brave [Dauntless], the Peaceful [Amity], the intelligent [Erudite] and the selfless [Abnegation], which our heroine 16 year old Beatrice is coming from … in this world when they reach the age of 16 they should choose the faction you want to join, either stay in your faction that you lived in your whole life with you family or choose to transfer to other faction and leave your family.
Beatrice now is 16 and she like every other 16 year old have to choose a faction as well but when she attend the test where they tell her which the faction is the most suitable for her the result where very strange … they told her that she is Divergent which mean she have in her more than one virtue and what I understand that she and other Divergent have the freedom to think in a way of their own not what people or society force them to be … in the day of the ceremony Beatrice changed her name to Tris as well as her faction but I’m not going to tell you more.
Sorry, sorry … one more thing, Tris have been told that she must not say a word to anyone about her being a divergent because its dangers … and of course all of you will ask why , why being a Divergent is dangers and can being Divergent help her save her friends , family and her boyfriend Four.
This book have a lot of action , act of bravery, friendship relationship and romance. I’m just happy that I won’t have to wait one year for the next book which will be released in May 1th, 2012 - :D