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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.

Paperback, 576 pages
Published on September 30, 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN-10: 0062387243
ISBN-13: 9780062387240
739 Book Reviews
  • emobunny
    emobunny3 days
    Some of my friends have recommended Divergent to me, and it looks like a pretty good book!
    • silverstream77
      silverstream776 days55 stars
      Tris knows what faction she wants to be in. She has her whole life. But when she comes up to choose for real, her thoughts are mixed, and she surprises herself by choosing the faction her family looked down upon. Tris must leave everything behind, and brace for the competition of the Dauntless. Everything is at stake if she doesn't. Riveting and beautiful, this is a true masterpiece. Take that Suzanne Collins!
      • ttiny
        ttinyabout 1 month55 stars
        the book smells like donuts which is goood
        • nbb2011
          nbb20112 months55 stars
          I loved this book soooo much! A bit of romance but overall it's really good. One of the best books I've ever read!
          • foreverregancorn
            foreverregancorn3 months55 stars
            one of he best trilogys i have read
            • scythe123
              scythe1234 months55 stars
              4.5 stars rounded up. Beware of mild spoilers! This is a very fast-paced book about a 16-year old girl named Beatrice, who lives in a society where people are sent to certain factions that they choose, and most of the time people choose based on the results of an aptitude test. However, after Beatrice takes the test, she gets an inconclusive result, meaning that she is Divergent, a very dangerous thing in her society. She has to get into a faction through initiation, which is what the majority of the book is about.
              • alphademon673
                alphademon6737 months55 stars
                SUUUUUUPER awesome. Although a bit violent in places, I had no idea it was a series at first! If I had I probably would have bought all of the books at once. XD But I have read the full series and FULLY recommend this book, even though it made me veeeeeeery mad at the end .
                • lunae
                  Luna E8 months55 starsFeatured
                  This book was amazing!! This book is about Tris and what Tris chose for her faction was unbelievable she had chosen to be a Dauntless. Tris chose Dauntless because she thought that being a Dauntless would give her freedom, but it was hard. In Dauntless some people tried to scare her, tease her, and sometimes even kill her. But Tris did make some friends and a true love. Her family didn't care if she betrayed them, they loved her no matter what and they would sacrifice themselves for Tris, [short for Beatrice]her mother and father died. Her mother was keeping some secrets and Tris uncovered them. Tris is Divergent she is one of all the factions, the Dauntless leaders are scared because Divergent can't be controlled and that means they can be dangerous. Life will become harder and harder for her. I recommend this book to for ages 12 and more. Have fun reading!! This book was amazing!! This book is about Tris and what Tris chose for her faction was unbelievable she had chosen to be a Dauntless. Tris chose Dauntless because she thought that being a Dauntless would give her freedom, but it was hard. In Dauntless some people tried to scare her, tease her, and sometimes even kill her. But Tris did make some friends and a true love. Her family didn't care if she betrayed them, they loved her no matter what and they would sacrifice themselves for Tris, [short for Beatrice]her mother and father died. Her mother was keeping some secrets and Tris uncovered them. Tris is Divergent she is one of all the factions, the Dauntless leaders are scared because Divergent can't be controlled and that means they can be dangerous. I recommend this book to ages 12 and older! Have fun reading this book.
                  • unknown_user13
                    unknown_user139 months55 stars
                    This is one of the greatest action, sci-fi, and adventure-packed dystopian novels! This is a rite-of-passage novel, with action, romance, and self-realization woven in. Divergent is quite enjoyable and entertaining. I think I might have enjoyed this book more than the film. The plot is a little muddled, in a future Chicago, society has been placed into five different factions, Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. But unlike some others of this genre, Divergent is thought-provoking teen sci-fi. Science fiction it may be, but the essence of the book is that timeless adolescent conundrum: Who am I?
                    • dream_beyond
                      dream_beyondabout 1 year55 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!