Divergent

Divergent

eBook - 2011
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This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780062077011
0062077015
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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LPL_TeenZone Apr 13, 2019

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factio... Read More »


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kvanmooresma
Oct 29, 2019

When I first read Divergent, I loved it and couldn't wait for the rest of the series. I had all kinds of theories about where it would go and had high hopes for the rest of the books. Alas, I was quite disappointed by the rest of the series. I don't know if I was spoiled by the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but it seems like the author didn't actually think through the whole series before she started or she had a great idea for the start and then just fizzled. That being said, I did really like this one, and I can still imagine a world with a better conclusion.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 10, 2019

Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first book of the Divergent trilogy. It is about a sixteen-year-old named Beatrice, who is undergoing harsh training. I would give this book 4/5 stars. The protagonist’s voice was nice; however, only reading about what she was thinking made me a little bored. Overall, the plot was good. Sometimes, it was a bit cliche, but the action made up for it. The romance was amazing, though it was too intimate for my taste. The worldbuilding was questionable, but it was still interesting. The technology was stunning. Alana, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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EljayJohnson
Jul 20, 2019

Young adult dystopia - I love this stuff! Gobbled this one up like candy. It borrowed somewhat heavily from both HP and The Hunger Games, but who cares? If you're going to borrow, that's pretty great stuff to borrow from. It's the first of a series. Yay!

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cannotbeheard
Jul 05, 2019

This was my second time through this one. I loved it again! Has adventure and clean romance. I would recommend it!

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HebahMemon
Jul 05, 2019

This is one of the best books I've read in so long!

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Belka2006
Jul 02, 2019

This is one of the best books I've read in a while. Everything is worded perfectly, and you can really feel and understand each and every character, personally. In fact, I loved this book so much, that its so incredibly hard not to write any spoilers. I would definitely recommend this book to kids gr.6 and up. Five stars!!!

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CookiesNCream_
Jul 01, 2019

Soooooooo good! I can't wait to read Insurgent!!! Tris and Tobias are such cool characters. I also really like Christiana and Will.
SPOILER: Tris killed Will!!!! Why???????????? Couldn't she have just shot him in the foot or something so she wouldn't kill him? I mean he was under the mind control, it's not like he would have willingly shot her. Christina is going to be so sad and angry when she finds out.

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Twilight999
Jun 27, 2019

This book is AMAZING!!!!!!❤️❤️
🌟🌟🌟🌟and a half

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Sally_66
Jun 26, 2019

This book is so good! Five stars for sure! I got it at the library and finished it in two day! Could nit put it down. It is so action packed and the story line is amazing, all of the characters like Tris and Tobias are so inspiring and amazing!

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DarhkCanary
May 18, 2019

SUPER GOOD!!! I could not put it down! I got it earlier that day, and then read more at night, and I couldn't find a good stopping point. The ending was a bit sad, but it totally made me want to read the second book. I give it a 10 plus stars.

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DarhkCanary
Oct 19, 2019

"Fear doesn't knock you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating."-Four

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night_shadow_8
Mar 24, 2019

"Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up."-Tobias Eaton

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red_ladybug_600
Dec 04, 2018

"Beatrice," he says, looking sternly into my eyes. " we should think of our family." There is a edge to his voice."But. But you should also think of yourself."
- Caleb

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cellamar9
Aug 14, 2017

"I'll be your family now," he says

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rachel1127
Jan 05, 2017

"Fear doesn't shut you down. It wakes you up."
-Four

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zava
Aug 18, 2016

Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.
-tris prior

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

" We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something." Tris.

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Ashley_1102
Jul 14, 2016

"Becoming fearless isn't the point. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to free from it." - Four (Tobias Eaton)

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Bobbiandme
Jul 10, 2016

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up."

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Cynthia_Wang
Jul 09, 2016

“Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up" (page 313).

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abaumler
Sep 06, 2017

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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LIN "SAMUEL" ZOU
Mar 25, 2017

Tris Prior is a 16 year old girl living in a dystopian Chicago. There are 5 different factions. Tris can choose to live with her family, or leave her family and friends.

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zava
Aug 19, 2016

The world has been changed into 5 factions where people are separated from their families

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kaitlynchanthas
Jul 25, 2016

Beatrice Prior is a sixteen-year-old member of Abnegation. She and her brother Caleb, who is not quite a year her elder, take the aptitude test that will tell them which faction they are most suitable for. The test consists of a simulation of a confrontation with a vicious dog. Beatrice shows aptitude for three different factions, Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless, and this means she is something called Divergent. She is warned to never tell anyone of her results - it is dangerous to be Divergent. After much contemplation over whether to stay in Abnegation or switch factions, Beatrice chooses to switch to Dauntless, and Caleb moves to Erudite.

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Bobbiandme
Jul 10, 2016

In the future, after the war, Chicago divides itself into five factions, based on their values. At the age of sixteen, every person must decide to either remain in the faction they were born into, or leave their family behind and transfer to another faction of their choice. Beatrice Prior has to decide what the rest of her life will be.

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Cynthia_Wang
Jul 08, 2016

In Divergent there are five factions that make up society, each with a different role. At age 16, each individual will attend a choosing ceremony based on their results of an aptitude test. This science fiction novel focuses on the genes to determine whether or not your are "divergent" which could be considered dangerous, depending on your point of view.

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rachel1127
Jul 04, 2016

In a world divided into five factions based on beliefs and values, Beatrice (Tris) Prior must make the choice that decides the path she will take for the rest of her life.

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aasta_guraya
Jun 22, 2016

Tris Prior has chosen the dauntless as her faction.

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Sofia11_0
Aug 28, 2015

A choice can cost your life. The day Beatrice Prior choose's her faction, she finds out something unimaginable... she is Divergent. If people find out, her life will be cut short. Tris is forced to keep her identity secret. If Tris trusts the wrong people, she could get hurt. And how will she keep her family safe without betraying her faction, the Dauntless? What will she decide? Any wrong decision and EVERYTHING can go wrong.

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jodyandjay
Aug 01, 2015

Tris is 16 which means that she will choose her destiny; Amity, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor or Abnegation. Which one will she choose and does she make the right choice? This fantastic book takes you on the adventure of a life time. After you read it, you will find yourself reading it again.

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blue_dolphin_7532
Aug 10, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Might be scary for younger readers

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many scenes that could be frightening for young children.

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 06, 2016

Sexual Content: The book has people talking about sex and fear of intimacy.

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DeanXCastiel
Feb 13, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some Scenes in this book that could frighten Younger viewers Like Edward's eye scene. There are some sad themes. There is Lots of fighting too.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 02, 2015

Other: violence, commiting of suicide, minor sex, and mature scenes. maybe some frightening to

alicat42 Aug 08, 2014

Violence: Slight violence may be overwhelming for younger crowds

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SuperStella1
Jul 30, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Eward's eye, Simulations, Tris getting hurt over and over again, Tris almost get killed by the people she loves the most. But is also sad because Four doesn't know Tris in the end and tries to hurt her, she witnesses her moms death, and she has to kill one of her best friends.

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irresponsble
Jun 27, 2014

Violence: Yes, of course Divergent would have violence. It's like The Hunger Games that way. For example, getting stab in the eye with a butterknife, fighting each other as a test, and being under simulation and killing off all the people of one faction. That's alot already.

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Kewashere
Jun 14, 2014

Violence: Intense parts and may be traumatic to children 8 & under

hannah0903 May 20, 2014

Violence: Lots of fighting scenes

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