Divergent by Veronica Roth
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Five Factions. Five options. One choice that changes your entire world.
Beatrice Prior grew up in Abnegation: the faction that values selflessness. Now she’s sixteen, and preparing for the choice of a lifetime: to stay in Abnegation with her family, or join one of the other five factions: Erudite (the intelligent); Amity (the peaceful); Candor (the honest); and Dauntless (the brave).
Beatrice is trying: to be a good daughter, to think about someone other than herself. But she must also take into account her own life; her own path. Which way will she go – be with her family, or be who she truly is?
When she makes her choice, she surprises everyone, most of all herself. She renames herself Tris and begins working through an intense initiation process to be accepted into her chosen faction. As she explores herself, faces fears, and makes friends, she also harbors a secret: a secret no one can ever find out. Because in this society where everyone is the same, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
Veronica Roth builds an engaging story about choices, fears, and ultimately finding who you really are. In a dystopian society, she sheds light on the beauty of adolescence in the extremes while building an intricate plot full of twists and turns.