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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.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published on May 3, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN-10: 0062024027
ISBN-13: 9780062024022
730 Book Reviews
  • dream_beyond
    dream_beyondabout 2 months55 starsFeatured
    When you first read the title Divergent you might wonder what that means. There are ways to find out what it means, for example you could read the book (which is what I recommend you do) or I could just tell you, which I probably will do. So, it means that you are aware when you take simulation test and that you can in a way mess with it. But you probably still don't understand so that is why you should read the book. The book follows the life of Tris and her story. Tris is Abnegation. The Abnegation are selfless, they care about others. She wears grey and only grey. Once a year there is a Choosing Day, where everyone who is 16 years old will choose their fraction. Tris choose Dauntless. She thought the Dauntless were free, but when she got to the Dauntless headquarters everything she thought about Dauntless changed. It was hard, but she was determined and brave. Life then eventually got more difficult, but I won't spoil the rest for you! I love this book a ton and I recommend the book for ages 13+. And don't forget to: READ the book and COMMENT the book! Happy reading!
    • blended
      blended7 months55 stars
      this book series is so good there are four books in the series that I read.
      • bookz
        bookz7 months44 stars
        This book tell a great story I can't even start with how good this is. I was jumping out of my seat half the time!!! You'll love it!!
        • bookz
          bookz7 months44 stars
          Really good book. Great story. Action Pacted!
          • mathgal
            mathgal8 months55 stars
            This is the most captivating and amazing book in the whole world I am am SUPER thankful that veronica Roth wrote it ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
            • mercury_dust
              mercury_dust9 months44 stars
              It was a great book with a lot of plot twists, l was up till 12:00 am reading it and l don't regret it one bit. Tris Prior is a teenage girl living in a dystopian world, where there are five factions: Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor, and Amity. Tris chooses Dauntless, who pursue bravery above everything else. But Tris has a secret. She is a Divergent and will never fit into just one faction.
              • pxnic_sxtr77
                pxnic_sxtr7710 months55 stars
                This book is a really good book; I enjoyed it a lot. This is really for older kids because of violence and inappropriate scenes, but if you are allowed to read it, you should. At first, it could be a little confusing, but it starts to really pick up to pace from there. To be honest, I would say this is for 13-15+ because one of the scenes is... well, um... very, very... let's say, interesting. I really admire Beatrice/Tris's bravery, courage, and overall attitude because, "One choice can transform you." She had ups and downs to get through, with a bunch of "friends" such as Four, and "betrayers" such as Peter, but got through it. Perilous journeys, super addicting actions that you can just get away from, and dilemmas that have tricky situations, are all factors to a good book, and DIVERGENT. This book is kind of like the Spurge, so that's already a warning... right?
                • pippin_5
                  pippin_510 months55 stars
                  This is such a action packed adrenaline rush book written by Veronica Roth! I definitely recommend it! Even though a lot people did not like a lot of the elements of the story, thatโ€™s ok, dystopian books arenโ€™t for everyone! But do really recommend rereading this book to understand ALL the details and it does explain a lot of unanswered questions in the next books of the trilogy! Now, the message of this book is: standing up for what you think is right, embracing being different (Divergent)! Iโ€™m not gonna put a rating on this book because really depends on the person but, make sure to ask a parent/guardian first because it has a lot of action/violence/blood, some romance etc... overall, this book will keep you reading deep into the night and itโ€™s IMPOSSIBLE to put down! The order of the books go Divergent (#1), Insurgent (#2), Allegiant (#3). The books go slightly down hill in how good they are, but I guarantee you, youโ€™ll enjoy them all the same!! I agree with Roxanne3 too! Like and follow please! Bye!! -Pippin_5
                  • roxanne3
                    roxanne310 months55 starsFeatured
                    I think this is an incredible book. I know not everyone agrees, but I respect your opinions. I think this may be my favorite book, and that's really saying something!! I disagree with @choele on a lot of levels- 1. Tris really isn't a good role model to current teens, yes, but you have to realize that this is a dystopian future novel. Under the circumstances, she did what she thought was best and it really was. 2. Yes, there are very violent scenes, but anyone choosing to read this should know at this point that it is violent. If you want to read this but don't know if you should, maybe ask a parent, older sibling, or librarian if they think it is right for you. Sadly you shouldn't ask me because I don't know you.... 3. Yeah, I mean the vocabulary isn't very advanced, but it's not terrible and sometimes that's not what you need in a book. I think a lot of people might actually be looking for books that don't have that super hard vocab, so that it is easier to read and understand the story. 4. Dauntless fits in because the other factions really do need protection. What ends up happening is not what everyone is expecting but, they are needed because face it: in the real world, police are needed!! Heroes that can jump in whenever needed!! People like police, firefighters, military, etc. They would all be from Dauntless or Abnegation. 5. Ok, I understand what @choele said about Eurdite, but keep in mind that they WERE the bad guys, so that's just expected right? And 6, yes Divergent may be needed but remember that this IS fictional!! This is just a novel and I personally think it is an amazing one. I do recommend this to anyone over 13 or 14, unless you are a super advanced reader ๐Ÿ˜‰ and have parental permission ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading my review!! Don't forget to follow me!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ
                    • roxanne3
                      roxanne310 months55 stars
                      And let me just add that I am kiiiiiiiind of in love with Four....... ๐Ÿ˜˜
                      • bookz
                        bookz7 months44 stars
                        OMG I feel you!!
                        • pxnic_sxtr77
                          pxnic_sxtr7710 months55 stars
                          Tobias would be very disappointed/cross with you for calling him "Four", LOL
                      • Amelia 10 months
                        It's so amazing