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Divergent : Divergent Series : Book 1 - Veronica Roth

Divergent

Divergent Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 2nd February 2012
For Ages: 14 - 17 years old
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She turns to face the future in a world that's falling apart

In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior's world, society is divided into five factions - Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) - each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a "perfect society." At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.

On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family′s Abnegation faction, and chooses Dauntless, the faction of daredevils and adrenaline junkies whose lives are devoted to courageousness and chasing out weakness. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot, super-fearless Dauntless boy named Tobias, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly "perfect society." To survive and save those they love, Tris and Tobias must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.

About the Author

Veronica Roth graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in creative writing. While she was a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become Divergent instead of doing her homework. It was indeed a transforming choice. Now a full-time writer, Ms Roth lives near Chicago. Divergent is her first novel.

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    3.0

    Young Adult

    By Pauliest Reader

    from Brisbane, AU

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    • A little simple

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    Comments about Divergent:

    Not a bad story, simply written. Would appeal to young readers.

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    5.0

    Great Read

    By Nix

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        Comments about Divergent:

        If you loved the Hunger Games you will love this book.

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        5.0

        Fantastic, great for teenage readers

        By Anna Banana

        from Sydney

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          This book is really fantastic - it only took me a day to read it, i couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend it

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          4.0

          A great read

          By Libra 15

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            A great story with great characters and a world that you can get lost in.
            Truly a great read

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            5.0

            Addictive

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              Veronica Roth has created a fantastic dystopian world. Divergent is fast paced and suspenseful with unique characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games series.

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              5.0

              "I couldn't put them down"

              By DD

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                  To me just a great read, some nights only got about 2hrs sleep

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                  Praise for DIVERGENT: "The next big thing." (Rolling Stone ) "If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for DIVERGENT! Trust us on this-this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you're gonna be one lonely soul." (PerezHilton.com ) "A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely "DIVERGENT is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future." James Dashner, author of 'The Maze Runner' "Well-written and brilliantly executed, DIVERGENT is a heart-pounding debut that cannot be missed. Tris stands out in her action-packed, thrilling, and emotionally honest journey to determine who she wants to be in a society that demands she conform. It's dystopian fiction at its best!" Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of PARANORMALCY "A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away" - Publishers Weekly "Divergent holds its own in the [dystopian] genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail." - New York Times " A masterpiece of epic proportions and an outstanding debut novel." - Narratively Speaking Blog "Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seats as this heart-pounding thriller hypnotises you until the very last page." - Fantasticbookreviews.com

                  ISBN: 9780007420421
                  ISBN-10: 0007420420
                  Series: Divergent Trilogy
                  Audience: Children
                  For Ages: 14 - 17 years old
                  For Grades: 9 - 12
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 496
                  Published: 2nd February 2012
                  Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.8  x 3.2
                  Weight (kg): 0.34