Even virtues can go bad in a futuristic Chicago where everyone but the factionless belong to either Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Amity or Dauntless.  At sixteen, Tris chooses to become Dauntless, a choice that takes her away from her family and the values ingrained in her.  Initiation involves fighting, intimidation and fear simulations that small, skinny Tris manipulates because of her divergence.  Being divergent means Tris has qualities from more than one faction, and it also means those with power will want her dead once they find out.

Veronica Roth’s Divergent is an enthralling, action-packed story with compelling characters (who can resist Four?) and two more books coming to complete the trilogy.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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