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Divergent

Roth, Veronica (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Roth, Veronica
Title: Divergent
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 487 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Veronica Roth
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780062024022
0062024027
Branch Call Number: y ROTH 2011
Subject Headings: Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Courage Juvenile fiction Social classes Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Identity (Psychology)
Families
Courage
Social classes
LCCN: 2010040579
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This book is funny, entertaining, and hooking all the way through, while remaining intelligent and wholesome at the same time.

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 no... Read More »

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 no... Read More »

When offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. First in a series.

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 no... Read More »


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Aug 02, 2014
  • sdceng1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book just because there are just so much to explain in this .

It was really good I like how there is a little bit of everything in it; (i.e romance, action, adventure etc.)

Jul 31, 2014
  • niceboy1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Four is so tough and Tris is better than any other female main character cause she actually gets into combat probably has something to do with the fact that she's Dauntless!

Divergent by Veronica Roth is the perfect action packed series for all teenagers who love a good plot with many plot twists. The story revolves around the life of Beatrice Prior or Tris and how she feels that she doesn't really fit into her family faction abnegation, actually she feels that she doesn't fit into any of the five factions. Even after the test Beatrice is still not sure which faction to choose, will Beatrice decide to stay in abnegation or go to another faction? You'll have to read the book to find out! I don't even know how to get started about Divergent, that's how much I loved it. The story takes a little while to get started but as soon as it does it's impossible to put the book down. There are plot twists at every corner that force you to keep reading. Some say that Divergent is just a copy of The Hunger Games but I don't agree at all. For me there are no similarities both plots are very action packed but are not similar. I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up, even if you're in your late teens I would suggest that you give this book a try. There's also a movie, so if you're not a big reader go watch the movie it is amazing as well. There is not as much detail in the movie as there is in the book, so if you like to understand plots in more depth watch the movie; or do both! I'm sure you won't be disappointed after reading Divergent or watching the movie.

LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! And I can't wait to read the rest. Best author ever!

Jul 29, 2014
  • randomlyreading rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book quite a bit. The world that author created was suprisingly different from other dystopian series and the characters were well developed.

I wish I could say the same about the other two books in this trilogy, but unfortunately I can't.

This book was a strong start to what could have been a great series but the rest of the series kind of dropped in quality.

Best. Book. Ever!!!!!!!!!!

Loved,Divergent. Ready to read the next one in the series. A fast read, non stop action, great them.

Such a awesome book!!!!!!!!!! The only reason I read it because there were people in my class who were obsessed with it so I read it to see why the love it so much!!!!! Now I am it's biggest fan!!! This book is like Harry Potter good and that is very good since I am Harry Potters biggest fan!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to watch the movie!!!!!!!! I bet it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i loved this book so much! I even named my new cat after on of the charaters

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Jul 29, 2014
  • indigo_dog_516 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

indigo_dog_516 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

Jul 27, 2014
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Jul 26, 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
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Jul 22, 2014
  • Christinesr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2014
  • olive_duck_17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2014
  • katie0808 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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A 16 year old girl named Beatrice who soon changes her name to Tris lives in the fraction Abnegation but thinks she is not selfless enough to be there. So she decides to go to Dauntless. But before she went there her test to see what group she belongs to goes haywire and gives her 3 instead of one test results. Meaning she is Divergent. But she doesn't really know what it means. All she knows is it is not safe to be one. so she has to keep it a secret and long as she can.

Jul 14, 2014
  • SilentChaos01 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Summaries below are accurate- The book is a dystopian, and therefore overhyped, just like Hunger Games. This book is horrible.

In this dystopian society, in the future Chicago, those that reach the age of 16 are forced to pick their life. They must decide where they belong: Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless or Amity. Each faction has a goal. For example, the Abnegation believe that people are too selfish, therefore they show selflessness. Once they turn 16, they take a test to help them decide which faction is best for them. This story follows the life of a teenage girl, Beatrice Prior. When she takes the test, she learn that she is part of a rare group, she is Divergent. This means that she didn't fit into a specific group.
Through this story, it shows Tris' problems, decisions and her survival. Can she survive? Can she keep her divergence a secret? Will those that are hunting her find her?

Beatrice Prior and all other sixteen year olds in the future Chicago must make the most significant decision of their lives. They will decide to be Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless, or Amity. To help them with this decision, an aptitude test creates a simulation to find what faction the teenagers belong in. This test shows that Beatrice does not just show traits of one faction, but instead shows three. This makes her Divergent.
This novel shows Tris's struggle to survive in a world that wants to kill her and every other Divergent. Divergents are hunted down and killed by the will of a certain one faction that has a plan to control the others. The only flaw in their control are the Divergents, who "cannot be controlled". Tris must save not only herself, but friends and family from their impeding deaths.

It was a good book. Kept me wanting to read more. Can't wait for the rest of the movies to come out.

Jun 08, 2014
  • GeekyBookFreak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the first book in the "Divergent" series. Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian future Chicago where society is divided into 5 different factions based on the results of an aptitude test. This test is taken by every member of the city at age 16. The next day at the Choosing Ceremony, they can pick any faction to spend the rest of their life with, regardless of the test results. Beatrice Prior gets 3 results, which makes her Divergent. Abnegation, which she was born into because both her parents were Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. She picks Dauntless at the ceremony. Read the book to find out what happens next ;)

Jun 07, 2014
  • brown_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With a system of four factions in place, you must choose when you are sixteen whether or not to stay in your designated faction. Tris id contempating her options

May 28, 2014
  • Blue_Rat_17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are 4 factions and at 16 you choose one but all is going well until conflicts rise between two of the factions.

May 28, 2014
  • Abbieridder rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I girl must make a choice to decide her life

Sep 01, 2013
  • EclipseRebellion rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beatrice Prior, born in an Abnegation family should naturally be selfless, however she is not. When Beatrice takes the aptitude test to determine which faction she belongs to, she finds out she is a divergent. She is a mix of Abnegation , Erudite, and Dauntless. She is told never to tell anyone she is a divergent because it will get her killed. On the day, she chooses which faction she belongs to, Amity the peaceful, Abnegation the selfless, Candor the honest, Dauntless the brave, or Erudite the intelligent. Beatrice makes a surprising choice that shocks herself and other. In a new faction, she experiences merciless fights, loves, betrayal, and war. Will being a divergent help her threw the crisis?

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Eward's eye, Simulations, Tris getting hurt over and over again, Tris almost get killed by the people she loves the most. But is also sad because Four doesn't know Tris in the end and tries to hurt her, she witnesses her moms death, and she has to kill one of her best friends.

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Kind of sad

Jul 15, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Edward's eye. During some stimulations. Four almost killing Tris.

Jun 27, 2014
  • mehrin02 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Yes, of course Divergent would have violence. It's like The Hunger Games that way. For example, getting stab in the eye with a butterknife, fighting each other as a test, and being under simulation and killing off all the people of one faction. That's alot already.

Jun 14, 2014
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Intense parts and may be traumatic to children 8 & under

May 20, 2014
  • hannah0903 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of fighting scenes

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Kissing during and not during simulations.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Fighting with guards and initiates.

Jan 12, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Girl falls of a ledge. Boy commits suicide.

Jan 12, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Talks about sex. In simulations Girl is afraid of Sex. LOTS of kissing.

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"I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent."- Tris

"Be Brave"- Tris's mom, Tobias
"I am Brave"-Tris

"Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. I've seen it, it's incredible."
-Tobias

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'I want to hurt them. So I will'-Tris

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up"

Jun 25, 2014
  • Hallie_Gartly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never let fear decide your fate.
-Veronica Roth

"I don't just want to be kind or brave I want to be all of them"- Tobias

Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. -Four

May 29, 2014
  • leximiller32401 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I am Four."

May 28, 2014
  • Blue_Rat_17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Your test results are inconclusive."

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Divergent Preview: Taking a Stand

Shows be-hide the scene footage

Apr 11, 2014
  • Dreamer1991 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent

Feb 13, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Final Theatrical Trailer for Divergent

Nov 19, 2013
  • _TheDoctor_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent Official Trailer

Divergent Book Trailer

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Divergent movie trailer (Official)

Mar 31, 2013
  • maroon_wolf_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent movie trailer.... ish

best fan made trailer ever!!! i didnt make it... but i sure wish i did =)

Apr 27, 2012
  • Finnick_Odair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent Fan Casting

So this is just fan made, not by me but I thought the cast was absolutely perfect :D

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