Published May 3rd 2011
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.
This book was amazing. It had my complete attention from the very first page. The premise is both fascinating and terrifying. It was interesting seeing how humans reacted when they were only allowed express one personality trait. The characters were all very real and believable. Tris is an excellent example of a strong female protagonist and she has a very distinct voice. The story was compelling and filled with suspense, making the book very hard to put down. Divergent has certainly joined my list of all time favourites.