This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring. Chapter Thirty-Nine. Excerpt from Insurgent. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Back Ad. Praise for Divergent. Books By Veronica. Read Divergent Series - Veronica Roth novels on a variety of electronic eBook site Edition iBooks Edition Nook Book · Insurgent (Divergent Book 2).

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Those that believed the collapse was due to ignorance pledged themselves to the Erudite tract, always thirsting for knowledge. And finally, those who felt that the root of all their problems stemmed from plain cowardice flung themselves into the tribe of the Dauntless, the faction of the courageous and strong. Born into a Abnegation family, Beatrice has lived her life trying to uphold the ideals of her parents.

Only allowed to look in the mirror once a year, outfitted in the plainest, drab clothing, Beatrice has strives to be as kind as her mother, as calm as her older brother, and as good a civil servant as her father.

Wistfully observing the daredevil chaos of the Dauntless-born kids as they crow and leap from running trains on the way to school, Beatrice struggles with her emotions because, at sixteen years old, her aptitude test and choosing day have arrived.

It turns out that she is one of a very rare subset of the population: a Divergent. Her tests show that she does not fall neatly into one of the preset factions, but displays traits dominant in the Erudite, Abnegation, and Dauntless clans.

When her time to choose arrives, she follows her heart and chooses to be selfish but brave, abandoning her family and choosing Dauntless. While switching clans in itself takes fearlessness, Beatrice soon learns that if she wants to be initiated into the faction, it will take much more than a simple choice. Having been burned by a number of wishy-washy YA titles masquerading as dystopias, my expectations for Divergent were, understandably, low.

Ultimately, Divergent took me by surprise, because once I was able to suspend disbelief with regards to the societal structure, I found myself truly enjoying this engrossing, action-filled novel. The entire system, predicated on five character traits, seems like a flimsy, silly contrivance — how could any one person, with their myriad emotions and experiences, be reduced to a single quality to abide by for the rest of their lives?

Chosen at the age of sixteen, no less?

Also like The Giver, Divergent features a protagonist that does not fit into the clear-cut professions delineated by their respective societies. With her first leap from the rooftop above the Dauntless lair, Divergent began to work its magic on my skeptical brain.

And I liked it, people. New York Rights Fair. More from pw.

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Add your preferred email address and password to your account.Many different thoughts cross my mind when I think of Allegiant, but outcasting it based on one event has never been one of them. 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.

Add your rating See all 12 kid reviews. PW Picks: In this edgy debut definitely not for the fainthearted , first in a trilogy, promising author Roth tells the riveting and complex story of a teenage girl forced to choose, at age 16, between her routinized, selfless family and the adventurous, unrestrained future she longs for.

I have been anticipating Allegiant for months, extremely excited to finish out an unexpected series that came highly recommended by one of my better GR friends.

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