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Divergent (Divergent Trilogy) (edition 2012)

by Veronica Roth

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Title:Divergent (Divergent Trilogy)
Authors:Veronica Roth
Info:Katherine Tegen Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 576 pages
Collections:Your library, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, teen
Rating:*****
Tags:Chicago, dystopian, love, friends, identity, action, series, science fiction, amity, abnegation, dauntless, candor, erudite, Beatrice, Tris, Four, Tobias, factions, war, simulations, death

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Beh, perlomeno non c'erano triangoli amorosi, in questo romanzo. ( )
  Manua | Apr 10, 2014 |
pales in comparison to the hunger games, but i can see why the teenies like it. ( )
  amanaceerdh | Apr 9, 2014 |
I loved this book! The story was addicting and I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the next book! ( )
  eheinlen | Apr 9, 2014 |
This is a great story, but I wanted to know more. I could tell whether it needed more detail, or perhaps I just need to read the rest of the series. ( )
  saradiann | Apr 8, 2014 |
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Beatrice loves her family with her whole heart, but feels that she just isn't cut out for a life of being selfless. Her first instinct isn't to be selfless, which could explain why she has always surreptitiously watched the kids from Dauntless jumping onto and off of the moving trains that run through the city. The day before the Choosing Ceremony each applicant takes an aptitude test to show which faction they are most aligned with. At the end of the test Beatrice's test administer cones out and tells her she is Divergent and to never, ever tell another soul or it could mean her life. The test administrator manually changes her results to show Abnegation. Their society holds "faction before family," so if you self-select a different faction than your family raised you as, you may conceivably never, or very rarely, see your family after the Choosing Ceremony. So when Choosing Day comes Beatrice has no idea what she will do. Her older brother Caleb goes before her, and to everyone's shock, he chooses to become an initiate of the Erudite. This rocks the Abnegation community, particularly since he has always been the model member, but also because their father is a powerful faction leader. Beatrice is stunned, thinking that Caleb has sealed her fate, as she can't switch now as well because it would destroy her parents. Yet when her name is called she walks up, and at the last moment selects a group that surprises everyone, including herself. Yet she shouldn't be surprised given her attraction to what she has always viewed as a faction devoted to freedom, something she has yearned for her entire life. Upon her switch she is allowed to select a new name on the spot, so she opts for a shortened version of her old name and now is known as Tris.

Tris' initiation into her chosen faction covers most of the book. There are three stages which they are judged upon, plus the faction-born initiates make up one group and all the transfers make up the other group.

Four is one of the trainers of the transfers and is struck by Tris from the first moment he ever saw her. However he struggles to keep his feels hidden as they could cause problems for Tris. They could also cause problems for him but he's not as concerned about that. Regardless a tentative romance blossoms between Tris & Four, but they keep it as concealed as possible as they feel that those in power are gunning for them. Not too mention there are certainly some who suspect that Tris is Divergent based upon her fear-landscape scores, even though Four does his best to alter them and coach her to make her times in the landscape longer. Four also begins to suspect that some people he doesn't get along with may suspect him as being Divergent as well.

Under the rule of the leader of the Erudite and some corrupt Dauntless leaders there is an attempted genocide of the Abnegation by the Dauntless, all of whom were under the influence of a serum they'd been injected with. A serum created by heads of the Erudites & used with permission by the corrupt heads of the Dauntless. The serum put the unsuspecting Dauntless into a simulation that reversed what they were seeing, making friends into enemies and enemies into friends. After much hardship the simulation is shut down and the information for it stolen by some members of Dauntless who were not effected by the simulation drug. However there is some serious drama at the end of this scene, with a very strange group becoming allies in order to escape. ( )
  Isisunit | Apr 8, 2014 |
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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.… (more)

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