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Divergent : Divergent Series : Book 1 - Veronica Roth

Divergent

Divergent Series : Book 1

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Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of "Insurgent," an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a "Divergent" playlist, faction manifestos, and more!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Divergent," the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

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4.0

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Inspirational
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Divergent:

    It was a really interesting story and I enjoyed it although most of the action is at the end. My favourite element of the book is facing your fears.

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    3.0

    Good Example of Teen Dystopian Fiction

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Imaginative World

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    • Needs Context Exploration

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    Comments about Divergent:

    This book is quite entertaining, and for the first novel of a young author, she has done a good job. The background to the story could be explored a bit further, as it is not really touched on, but overall a good read.

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    4.0

    A good read

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        A fantastic, engaging read. Similar theme to Hunger Games.

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        5.0

        Great dystopian drama

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        • Action Packed
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Intense
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          Comments about Divergent:

          This a great read for young adults who enjoy a edge of you seat read. The characters are real and the story is gritty and indepth. I can't wait to read the next book is this series.

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          5.0

          Better than the Hunger Games

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            I loved this book and cannot wait till my copy of Insurgent comes so that I can continue the story. I highly recommend the read.

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            "You'll be up all night with Divergent, a brainy thrill-ride of a novel."--BookPage

            Veronica Roth

            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.

            The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes.

            Visit Veronica Roth's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9780062024039
            ISBN-10: 9780062234933
            Series: Divergent Trilogy
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 14+ years old
            For Grades: 9+
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 576
            Published: 28th February 2012
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.2  x 4.1
            Weight (kg): 0.43