‘Divergent’ captivates those who love adventure

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth is about a world where society has been divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful) and Erudite (the intelligent).

In this society the tradition is that all 16-year-olds must decide whether to stay in their faction or change to another. All factions have initiations that have different requirements depending on which faction the teens choose.

When Beatrice changes from Abnegation to Dauntless, she has to endure the rigorous initiation process, which tests her ability to handle the new faction’s expectations of being strong and fearless.

Under Beatrice’s new name of Tris, she must undergo physical training by competitively fighting other initiatives and undergoing mental stimulations to get over her fears.

During all of this, Tris must learn whom she can trust and how to keep a secret that could possibly kill her. The secret can also help her save those whom she loves.

“Divergent” will take readers on an adventure full of decisions that can lead to death, romance or deception.

This book is recommended for older teens due to some violence.

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