Written byVeronica Roth

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About "Divergent"

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.

  • Young Adult
  • Dystopia
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Adventure
  • Teen
  • Post Apocalyptic
  • Action
  • Georgia Peach Book Award (2012)
  • South Carolina Book Award for Young Adult (2014)
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2013)
  • Evergreen Teen Book Award (2014)
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (2012)
  • Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2012)
  • Children's Choice Book Award Nominee for Teen Choice Book of the Year (2012)
  • Sakura Medal
  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Young Adult (2014)
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014)
  • California Young Readers Medal for Young Adult (2014)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2014)
  • DABWAHA Romance Tournament for Best Young Adult Romance (2012)
  • Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Book and for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction and Nominee for Goodreads Author (2011)
  • Green Mountain Book Award (2013)
  • The Magnolia Award for 6-8 (2014)
  • Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2014)
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award (2014)
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for High Schol (2014)
  • Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera perteneciente a saga (2011)
ISBN9780062024039pages487publisherKatherine Tegen BooksseriesDivergent #1settings
  • Chicag
  • llinois (United States)
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