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Divergent

Roth, Veronica (Book - 2012 )
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 anomoly 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, 2012
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: 487, 72 p. ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Bonus materials include: Author Q&A; Discussion guide; Divergent playlist; Faction manifestos; Quiz questions; Writing tips; and a sneak peek at the author's: Insurgent
Sequel: Insurgent
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 anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
ISBN: 9780062024022
9780062024039
0062024035
Branch Call Number: YA ROTH
Statement of Responsibility: Veronica Roth
Subject Headings: Social classes Fiction Courage Fiction Families Fiction Identity (Psychology) Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Social classes
Courage
Families
Identity (Psychology)
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Aug 19, 2014
  • kimh454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome book.

Aug 12, 2014
  • dolphinwolf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I seen the movie first and still found this an excellent read. I have read some people did not like the movie that read the book first however I did not find that. The book details more disturbing scenes where the movie keeps them out probably for a lower rating with teens watching. A few parts differ but I think those changes helped to make the movie considering they had to condense the details from the book to a 2 hr and 17 minute movie as it was. Can't wait to read & see the next.

Aug 12, 2014
  • blue_panda_119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never read this book but it seems interesting. Cant wait to read the book and the series to it! :)

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I admit I was holding off on this book because my friend made it out to be some love story all about love and romance, and gee do I hate that kind of book. But I was finally convinced to read it and... I LOVED IT!!!!! I literally read it in one day I could not put it down! There is some romance in the book but it's not over powering to the main plot. I think this book has opened me up to more books that do have some romance in them, but mostly this book was amazing!!!! If you too are holding off because of "love" just read it you'll love it I promise it is up there with Harry potter, yes that good! Thx 4 reading about all my dumb opinions :)

Aug 08, 2014
  • erin89 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a good book, but only good. Definitely not great. I was not sucked in at all but it wasn't a bore to read. It just didn't make me care and so much happens so quickly after dragging. And at the end I felt Roth was killing off characters solely so she wouldn't have to write about them anymore. Plenty of good guys died but no badies even when ample opportunity was given.

Tris shooting people was hilarious though.

One of my favorite books, Tris reminds me of myself sometimes and I think Veronica Roth did a great job.

Aug 05, 2014
  • daii26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amaing book i love this book so much twist and turns and explaination

Divergent was an interesting and enjoyable book. Though I didn't find it quite as exciting as I was expecting, it was definitely worth every minute of my time. Tris Prior's journey into becoming Dauntless is something action-packed and amazing, without a single dull moment. At times, the book seemed rushed and not as detailed as I would have liked, especially in some of the more emotional scenes ; ones where you'd typically expect some more feeling to a book. However, the characters, setting and plot line were all on-point and brought something different to the table. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth was all in all, a well-written twist to the typical dystopian society. I'd highly recommend it to any teens and young adults who want to try something different!

Aug 02, 2014
  • TopGradeMilk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i'm not a big fan of the dystopian genre but this was a very interesting, slightly disturbing but wonderful of a read. i couldn't put the book down :)

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Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

alicat42 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 08, 2014
  • erin89 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

erin89 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

navy_skunk_9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 40

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

para_b thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

SuperStella1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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
  • addieiscute rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

addieiscute thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 26, 2014
  • violet_flamingo_86 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_flamingo_86 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jul 24, 2014
  • blue_jellyfish_160 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_jellyfish_160 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No words can describe divergent like the actual book so go read it now!

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

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Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Slight violence may be overwhelming for younger crowds

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.

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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

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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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