Divergent was a GREAT book! Now I want to see the movie…which I will be doing later today. Without giving too much away, this book is about a girl who lives in the U.S. in the future. She lives in a time where people are separated by their character traits and everyone has just one main character trait they live by. Living by more than one (or thinking outside the box) is considered Divergent. The character traits are: kindness (Amity), bravery (Dauntless), intelligence (Erudite), truthfulness (Candor), and selflessness (Abnegation). When a child is in their 16th year of life, they are given a test which determines their tendencies. The day after the test they choose to stay in their faction or change to a different faction. This book is about Beatrice, who was born Abnegation, and her decision as well as how her life changes after that decision. The motto of every faction is “Faction before Blood” and sometimes that motto is tested. If you choose family over faction, you are booted out of your faction and become “factionless” which means you are now the dregs of society. If you do not pass the initiation of your faction, you are booted out and also become factionless. Once you are factionless, you will never be part of a faction again.
This was a great read and an easy read. I am already looking forward to purchasing and reading the next two books in the series because it does leave you on a cliffhanger of sorts and you want to see what becomes of the characters.