Divergent (Divergent, #1)
by Veronica Roth
Published May 3, 2011
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
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Okay, I know this book isn't old, by any means, but I had to use it for the Friday Feature. I just liked it that much!
This book has been on my TBR list since before it came out last year, and finally, I've gotten to it. I wish I'd moved it up the list.
I absolutely loved it. Honestly, this is one of the best dystopian books I've read. It might even be better than "Hunger Games."
While I usually try to say something about the book, I don't want to give a single thing away. Just read it. You'll be happy you did!