New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2011
So which faction do you think you belong in? Abnegation who believe service to others is their calling, Candor who can speak only the truth, Erudite who value intellect above every thing else, Amity who believe friendship is paramount, or Dauntless who value fearlessness and courage. In a distant future, these factions rule the country. On your 16th birthday, you must chose your faction. You can stay in the faction you were born into or choose a new one. Your aptitude test determines your choice. But what happens if the test results aren't clear? What happens if you are Divergent? And your choice may lead to being involved in something that may change your world forever.
In the future,
society has been reorganized; at 16, teens are
evaluated and must choose which of the five factions
they will join. Each faction highlights a
particular virtue to address society’s
shortcomings: out of weakness grew the
Dauntless, who value bravery; from stupidity grew the
Erudite, for those who value knowledge. From
selfishness grew the Abnegation, for those who want to
serve others; from dishonestly grew Candor for those
who value truth, and from hate grew Amity, where
happiness reigns. If a teen chooses a faction
that differs from the one in which they grew up, they
must sever all ties with their family.
At her choosing ceremony she selects the Dauntless – a rowdy and reckless group. Not all initiates will be accepted and Tris (as she calls herself) must shed her selfless upbringing and excel at the intense initiation period, or risk a fate worse than death: exile and becoming factionless.
initiation – plenty of hand to hand combat here and
some underhanded practices during which Tris is
threatened and beat up – combined with a budding
romance with a fellow Dauntless will attract many fans
of The Hunger Games. Tris is a strong young
woman who genuinely struggles with finding her
place. She misses her family. She begins
to question the “rightness” of the way her society is
organized. Can people really be
categorized? ( NH Isinglass Teen Award
How would you like to be forced to choose one personality trait and then strictly live by it for the rest of your life? That's the premise for the dystopian novel, Divergent, by Veronica Roth. Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior and her fellow teenagers must choose a faction of society to live and work in. There are five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The factions were formed at a time in the past when the world's civilization fell apart because of different vices such as dishonesty, selfishness, cowardice, ferocity, and ignorance. Each faction blamed one of these vices and therefore worked to cultivate the opposite virtue in their faction of society. Of course, each thinks their own faction is right and once again civil war is imminent.
After being tested for her aptitudes, Beatrice discovers that she does not fall into any one trait and is classified as "Divergent" which is considered very dangerous to society! She must keep this hidden or be ex-communicated to the streets of post-apocalyptic Chicago where life is very hard and short. Beatrice surprises her parents who belong to the Abnegation faction by joining the Dauntless and surviving their brutal initiation. She changes her name to Tris which fits her newly assumed lifestyle and then tries to come to terms with the political and personal issues that surround her.
is about choosing a way of life and standing up for your
values whether they are like everyone else's or not.Tris
learns that life is not always as it seems and that
friends must be chosen carefully and family must be
valued. She faces the same problems as a typical
teenager of today's world, but they are compounded to
the extreme in this fast-moving, action-packed
novel! If you liked Hunger Games, you will love
the Divergent trilogy!
In the first book of the Divergent trilogy,
sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior faces the day she must
choose the faction to join in her futuristic Chicago
society. Each of the five factions value one particular
virtue - selflessness, bravery, intelligence, honesty
and peacefulness. Beatrice doesn't feel she belongs in
her current faction, but is terrified to leave her
family behind to start a life of her own.
|SUBJECTS: Identity --
Family life -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.