by Veronica Roth

4.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

4.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


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.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Veronica Roth (born August 19, 1988) is an American novelist and short story writer known for her debut New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, consisting of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant; and Four: A Divergent Collection. Divergent was the recipient of the Goodreads Favorite Book of 2011 and the 2012 winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Average Reader Rating

4.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Divergent

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Excellent Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    As someone who is fairly new to the dystopian genre, I must say that I’m loving the genuine escapism that these creatively constructed alternate worlds present. Divergent was a fun, addicting, action-packed read that hooked me from page one. Its unique and imaginative concept is thickly layered without ever becoming difficult to follow. It wasn’t at all plausible, but it also never became over-the-top or silly. It was a perfectly formulated source of enjoyment and a captivating read!I loved the deeper meaning generated throughout this story: how these human virtues are singled out and thoroughly defined. We see the good and bad of each, as well as the consequential aftermath. We are shown the impact and power of these values combined. Although this book represents a dystopian world, there are universal truths to be found within its pages.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Divergent is extremely thought-provoking, questioning the meaning behind a nickname, and the idea of compressing a personality in order to fit in with the people around you.With it having been compared to The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, I was sceptical; however, as soon as I picked up the book, I was hooked. Roth creates an engaging story with cliffhangers throughout and something new to discover in every chapter, forcing you to read on. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading the whole trilogy, with Divergent coming to cinemas in the UK later this year.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Divergent was based around many different aspects, but what I liked the most about this book was that it displayed not only the relationship that Tris had with Four, but it was also based on her friendship with the other characters and her family. I feel like other books are generally based around one relationship and don’t really show the character’s relationship with their friends and family as much as Divergent did, and that’s what I think made Divergent a great book to read.Tris was a very strong character and it was very interesting to read about her because she had her own mind and did not follow rules. She was a very determined character which made it so much better to read. And to top it all off there was a bit of romance in the book, which made it even better to read.I would recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure books and love books like The Hunger Games.

  5. 3 out of 5

    I am shocked and disappointed by the number of young children ages 8-13 who are reading the hunger games. It is not only violent but they type of violence is un matched in a child’s mind. Divergent is a much better choice, it is Violent but not to the same extent as the hunger games. I LOVED the hunger games and I loved this book but I will not allow my child to read the hunger games but I would let my 11 year old read Divergent.

  6. 3 out of 5

    I did for a moms and daughters book club and I found the violence really disturbing. Its the first book that I wish she hadn’t read, and I wish I hadn’t either. It does have a great story and I can understand how a teen would get wrapped up in the characters and the action. But I felt beaten down by the endless fist fights, blood, deaths and death threats, (including gun violence,knives and kidnapping and child abuse), and in the end watching friends and family get shot and killed in a bloodbath/war scene. There isn’t enough sci-fi to it to make it ‘other worldly’ violence, the characters and situations are too real world. I have never read adult fiction with so much violence in it. Read chapter 30 onwards to get an idea.

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