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

Loved the book! It was intruiging and I couldn't put it down!

Jul 21, 2014
  • fairypotter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book. Veronica Roth is so talented and I love her works. The entire series was brilliant, I loved the way the characters were developed, and the plot was so captivating. I could relate to most of the characters at different points of the story. Divergent is a must read for everyone, teen or adult. Definitely one of my top favorite book series of all time

Jul 20, 2014
  • Nonnibiscuit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is seamless. Absolutely seamless. I think that practically sums up the whole book.

Jul 17, 2014
  • TGPretender rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I saw the movie before reading the book so there were no surprises for me. And... it's not a terrible book but its not great either. The story is fantastic; the writing could use a lot of polishing. I will be picking up the second book to see what happens but I'm not going into it thinking it'll be fantastic.

Jul 16, 2014
  • alicat8888 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Clever. That's all I can say. Also, I am Divegent.

Jul 16, 2014
  • alicat8888 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Clever. That's all I can say. Also, I am Divergent.

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

i LOVED this book! everyone had told me how amazing it is and now i believe them. i cant wait to watch the movie and read the rest of the series! i definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone! :D

Jul 15, 2014
  • blurose180 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

love this book the movie did nothing for it

This was such an awesome book! The rest are just as amazing!

Jul 14, 2014
  • Lotte_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

wow a really good book, i didnt expect it to be this good! i really want to watch the movie and i cant wait to read the second book :)

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

Christinesr thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 35

blue_butterfly_2899 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

harini99 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

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

olive_duck_17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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

katie0808 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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Jul 11, 2014
  • selenium_cat_9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

selenium_cat_9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Jul 10, 2014
  • blue_snake_633 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • goldkitty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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?

Aug 20, 2013
  • ComicCahill39 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beatrice lives in a society that is divided into five factions that are dedicated to one trait each. Now that she is sixteen she must choose which of the factions she devotes her life to. Beatrice and the other sixteen year olds have a choice between the Abnegation to be selfless, the Dauntless to be brave, the Candor to be honest, the Erudite to be intelligent and the Amity to be peaceful. Before they decide they must take the aptitude test which will reveal the faction they belong to. Beatrice's results show that she is different than the other sixteen year olds because she qualified for three different factions which made her Divergent so now she has to keep the test results a secret or it can put her life at risk.
When it came to the time of the choosing ceremony, Beatrice did not choose to stay Abnegation but instead chose Dauntless. During Dauntless initiation Beatrice (now called Tris) went through physical training and a series of mental simulations. All of the training and challenges Tris had to face whether it was real or in a simulation made her realize that her Abnegation selflessness is what helped her gain Dauntless bravery. Though one question remains for Beatrice. What is Divergent?

This book is action packed and full of plot twists and suspense that had me sitting on the edge of my seat every time I turned the page. Veronica Roth's description of Beatrice's point of view was just detailed enough to make me feel like I was the character, living and doing everything she did. If someone in the book was holding their breath I found myself doing the same as if I were in the book. “Divergent” is the perfect title for this book because it has to do a lot with the different factions in the book. Also it is one of the reasons that made me choose this book. A title and plot that makes you think, is always a good read. This is the first book I’ve read by Veronica Roth and I am already a huge fan of hers.

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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.

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

Violence: Lots of fist fights. Gun fights. Many people get shot. Girl is forced to kill her close friend

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"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."

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

"I am divergent"-tris

Fear doesn't knock you down it wakes you up-Tobias

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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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