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This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

And don't miss Veronica Roth’s thrilling novel Carve the Mark.

Published on November 6, 2014 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
ISBN-10: 0007536712
ISBN-13: 9780007536719
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  • shawna272
    shawna272Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:17 am
    i watched the move there is a couple sad parts but i liked it i only watched the first one
    • lalah2
      lalah2Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm55 stars
      If you liked the Hunger Games, this is a must-read. The dystopian Chicago that Veronica Ross has created is amazing, no, more than amazing, it's phenomenal. Literally a phenomenon when it comes to books. Divergent is a story about people struggling through a world that has everything against them. Everything is about your faction. Beatrice Prior is in the selfless faction, Abnegation, but does she really wan't to stay there? Maybe she wants to be fearless, like the people of Dauntless. Maybe she wants to be smart, like the people of Erudite. Whatever she picks, the choice will define her. It will decide her life..... or maybe her death. And Beatrice has another secret, one that could be fatal, but could save the people she loves. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! And when you finish it, there are two more that are just as good if not better!
      • disneybooks99
        disneybooks99Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm55 stars
        Could possibly be THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!
        • K23A8Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:32 am
          Amazing book!
          • invincikitty
            invincikittySaturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm55 stars
            I decided to read this book because I didn't have my mind made up, so you can say that I accidentally stumbled upon this book. I just loved this book because I am a great reader and I thought that this is a very good book. I enjoyed it very much. I hope you enjoy it the same.
            • she_is_a_ruby
              she_is_a_rubyWednesday, October 2, 2019 at 8:21 am55 stars
              The book Divergent, by Veronica Roth, talks about a 16 year old girl who faces two main problems, herself and her parents. She struggles with being different, and her parents have already had enough. It's almost the day she has to choose to stay or leave and her shocking test results haven't helped her discussion. Read Divergent to see the shocking news and her life changing choice.
              • sav11_11
                sav11_11Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:37 am55 stars
                This book was amazing. When i got it I couldn't put it down!! i was just so entranced in the world. I really recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure!!!
                • armcginn
                  armcginnThursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm55 starsFeatured
                  Powerful words are rarely pushed to their limits, yet Veronica Roth has woven a tapestry of words so perfectly, this tapestry is known to most, quite simply as Divergent. Gloriously enchanting, A tale of unearthly courage, sacrifice, selflessness, love, and the search for an unseen truth. Welcome to a world where one choice will define you. The choice sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior will be making, the night of the choosing ceremony. Where will her blood fall? The pure water of the intelligent Erudite?, The clear glass of the honest Candor?, The grey stones of the selfless Abnegation?, The quiet earth of the peaceful Amity? Or the flaming embers of the courageous Dauntless? Torn Between five lives. One choice will define you. Divergence is not an option, it is A secret to be held close, A secret that could kill, A secret that must remain buried, one she will protect even at the price of her own life, because what makes you different makes you dangerous. As her blood hisses amongst the embers she strides towards her new faction, life, and visions. Survival is a must, in a world where danger is commonplace and small fears are scorned to the point of exile, where the art of knife throwing is naught but elementary, gunfights are unextraordinary, ziplining from Willis (formerly Sears)tower's rooftop is a favorite pastime, and death is an honor. This is Tris. This is Dauntless. This is the true meaning of Divergence. Guaranteed to be Un-Put-Down-Able! -ARMcGinn
                  • she_is_a_ruby
                    she_is_a_rubyTuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8:47 am55 stars
                    This book includes emotion and revealing action. The characters are easy to relate to and insightful. Divergent is also a very easy book to read, the author, Veronica Roth uses great detail to help her readers understand whats going on. All in all read the series, after all you can't judge a book by its cover.
                    • shadow_shady
                      shadow_shadySaturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:50 am55 stars
                      this is addicting!! I love the characters and would love to be in there world. Me and my friends read and love this series