Divergent (Divergent Series)

Divergent (Divergent Series)

By Veronica Roth

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Book 1 of 3 in the  Divergent Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 5n/a4.8105143

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.

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN-13: 9780062387240
ISBN-10: 0062387243
Published on 9/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 576

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i loved reading the divergent series last year all the books are amazing i would recommend the series for about 10–12-year-olds but with the violence it would depend on how your parents view fictional violence.

Just reread this! Cannot wait to finally continue trilogy!

This book is awesome would recommend this and the movie

I read this and watched the movie it was fantastic!

Love these books because they are futuristic and they have romance.

This book is a must read! It is intriguing, interesting and represents human nature. It reflects how people are scared when others are different, and in this case it prompts them to eliminate those who are different. The main character is brave and makes difficult choises. She makes friends and enemies who will keep the story moving. Even under pressure she makes reasonable choices. Overall, this book is compelling, interesting and really cool!

Loved the plot. Kept me on the edge of my seat.

This book is one of my favorites and I would read this book

Amazing! next to gone with the wind it is my favorite book of all time! P.S. I have read well over 64 books in these pas two years and not one is better than divergent and gone with the wind.

Divergent is a book about a dystopian society where everyone is sorted into 5 "factions" based on their personalities. (Abnegation; the selfless, Amity; the peaceful, Candor; the truthful, Dauntless; the brave, and Erudite; the intelligent) Abnegation-born Beatrice Prior feels like she doesn't belong in her faction. When she takes the aptitude test (to see which faction one belongs to the most), she gets an inconclusive result. She discovers she can belong to three factions (Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite) instead of one, making her Divergent. Being Divergent is dangerous in this society because they cannot be controlled. In the Choosing Ceremony, where 16-year-olds must choose their faction, Beatrice surprises everyone by dripping her blood into the Dauntless bowl. Beatrice gets a new name (Tris) and meets her new instructor, Four (a nickname, just like Tris!). When Tris and Four uncover Erudite's plan to massacre Abnegation, they try to save it as hard as possible. Like every YA book, Divergent has violence, but at a lower level than the Hunger Games. It also has some romance (kissing). However, Divergent is an addictive and interesting novel, and thanks to this book, I lost at least 3 hours of sleep reading this. I suggest this for mature 10-year-olds and sensitive teenage readers.

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