[]
[]

Divergent

Roth, Veronica (eBook - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Divergent
Print

Series that include this title


Item Details

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.
Authors: Roth, Veronica
Title: Divergent
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (487 p.)
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 23
ISBN: 0062024027
9780062024022
0062077015
9780062077011
Statement of Responsibility: Veronica Roth
Subject Headings: Social classes Juvenile fiction. Courage Juvenile fiction. Families Juvenile fiction. Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction. Science fiction. Social classes Fiction. Courage Fiction. Family Fiction. Identity Fiction. Social classes Juvenile fiction. Courage Juvenile fiction. Families Juvenile fiction. Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Topical Term: Social classes
Courage
Families
Identity (Psychology)
Science fiction.
Social classes
Courage
Family
Identity
Social classes
Courage
Families
Identity (Psychology)
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Roth, Veronica. Divergent. 1st ed. New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011 9780062024022 (DLC) 2010040579 (OCoLC)670476176
MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Aug 27, 2014
  • Rox9300 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth, sixteen year-old Tris Prior lives in a futuristic dystopia, in which society is divided in to five factions- Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. At the age of sixteen, each teenager must choose whether to remain in their birth faction, or transfer to another in which they will remain for the rest of their lives. When the time comes for Tris to choose her faction, she makes a surprising choice, which sends her through to the initiation process, in which she must participate in highly competitive physical and psychological tests that will determine whether she will remain in her chosen faction, while also trying to maintain friendships, and cope with an unexpected love-interest. All the while, Tris struggles to hide a dark secret, that she is Divergent, which means that she can’t be categorized in to only one faction. But when she discovers that one of the factions is planning to destroy all of the Divergents, Tris must work to stop them, before they tear their society apart.

Divergent was definitely an entertaining book. The idea of the factions was definitely intriguing, because who doesn’t love a unique dystopian society? There was also a lot of action, and conflict, which kept me on the edge of my seat, not to mention the drama and romance that also kept me reading. One of the best parts of this story though, is the main character. Tris is not your conventional female heroine. She’s innocent and awkward, but she’s also selfish, and manipulative and cold. Throughout the story, readers get to witness her development as a person, how she toughens up and learns to take risks and to be brave. I also loved the tension between her and the other initiates, the discrimination she feels because of her birth-faction, as well as how angry she is with her family and with everyone. Tris was my favourite part of this book, because she wasn’t perfect like most female heroines are made out to be, and that made her real. I also loved Veronica Roth’s style, how she made you face the true horrors of the initiation process, and how she wasn’t afraid to add a bit of gore and ruthlessness.

Overall, while Divergent isn’t a perfect book, it was definitely worth reading. It was action-packed and unique and I definitely enjoyed it.

Aug 26, 2014
  • AnnKuehn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book I have ever read! Could not put it down! Read it in literally 1 day. Roth did amazing! I have also read the rest of the series and they are all just as good!

Amazing book!
The beginning is very interesting on how it explains all the five factions and then there's "Divergent". emotions and reactions are so well explained. Read the book if you like action.

Aug 20, 2014
  • jzheng10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Book

Aug 20, 2014
  • dtaylor526 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with Elm22 below. Although entertaining, this book is far from "amazing" or "the best ever." The main character has several inconsistencies and often times plot points feel like unnatural surprises. The final few chapters felt rushed, as if the author lost sight of character development once the action started to progress.

The above aside, it is still a very interesting start to a series and I will read at least the second book.

Aug 19, 2014
  • kimh454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome book.

Aug 12, 2014
  • dolphinwolf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I seen the movie first and still found this an excellent read. I have read some people did not like the movie that read the book first however I did not find that. The book details more disturbing scenes where the movie keeps them out probably for a lower rating with teens watching. A few parts differ but I think those changes helped to make the movie considering they had to condense the details from the book to a 2 hr and 17 minute movie as it was. Can't wait to read & see the next.

Aug 12, 2014
  • blue_panda_119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never read this book but it seems interesting. Cant wait to read the book and the series to it! :)

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I admit I was holding off on this book because my friend made it out to be some love story all about love and romance, and gee do I hate that kind of book. But I was finally convinced to read it and... I LOVED IT!!!!! I literally read it in one day I could not put it down! There is some romance in the book but it's not over powering to the main plot. I think this book has opened me up to more books that do have some romance in them, but mostly this book was amazing!!!! If you too are holding off because of "love" just read it you'll love it I promise it is up there with Harry potter, yes that good! Thx 4 reading about all my dumb opinions :)

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

ILuvHP_2 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 20

Aug 26, 2014
  • lilybluesea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lilybluesea thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

jaredpoole thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

alicat42 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 08, 2014
  • erin89 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

erin89 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

burgundy_falcon_17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 40

Aug 02, 2014
  • para_b rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

para_b thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

SuperStella1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

Jul 29, 2014
  • indigo_dog_516 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

indigo_dog_516 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

Jul 27, 2014
  • addieiscute rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

addieiscute thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

View All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

there is way too much kissing in this and isn't exactly "age appropriate" for kids 13 and under...

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No words can describe divergent like the actual book so go read it now!

A 16 year old girl named Beatrice who soon changes her name to Tris lives in the fraction Abnegation but thinks she is not selfless enough to be there. So she decides to go to Dauntless. But before she went there her test to see what group she belongs to goes haywire and gives her 3 instead of one test results. Meaning she is Divergent. But she doesn't really know what it means. All she knows is it is not safe to be one. so she has to keep it a secret and long as she can.

Jul 14, 2014
  • SilentChaos01 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Summaries below are accurate- The book is a dystopian, and therefore overhyped, just like Hunger Games. This book is horrible.

In this dystopian society, in the future Chicago, those that reach the age of 16 are forced to pick their life. They must decide where they belong: Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless or Amity. Each faction has a goal. For example, the Abnegation believe that people are too selfish, therefore they show selflessness. Once they turn 16, they take a test to help them decide which faction is best for them. This story follows the life of a teenage girl, Beatrice Prior. When she takes the test, she learn that she is part of a rare group, she is Divergent. This means that she didn't fit into a specific group.
Through this story, it shows Tris' problems, decisions and her survival. Can she survive? Can she keep her divergence a secret? Will those that are hunting her find her?

Beatrice Prior and all other sixteen year olds in the future Chicago must make the most significant decision of their lives. They will decide to be Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Dauntless, or Amity. To help them with this decision, an aptitude test creates a simulation to find what faction the teenagers belong in. This test shows that Beatrice does not just show traits of one faction, but instead shows three. This makes her Divergent.
This novel shows Tris's struggle to survive in a world that wants to kill her and every other Divergent. Divergents are hunted down and killed by the will of a certain one faction that has a plan to control the others. The only flaw in their control are the Divergents, who "cannot be controlled". Tris must save not only herself, but friends and family from their impeding deaths.

It was a good book. Kept me wanting to read more. Can't wait for the rest of the movies to come out.

Jun 08, 2014
  • GeekyBookFreak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the first book in the "Divergent" series. Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian future Chicago where society is divided into 5 different factions based on the results of an aptitude test. This test is taken by every member of the city at age 16. The next day at the Choosing Ceremony, they can pick any faction to spend the rest of their life with, regardless of the test results. Beatrice Prior gets 3 results, which makes her Divergent. Abnegation, which she was born into because both her parents were Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. She picks Dauntless at the ceremony. Read the book to find out what happens next ;)

Jun 07, 2014
  • brown_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With a system of four factions in place, you must choose when you are sixteen whether or not to stay in your designated faction. Tris id contempating her options

May 28, 2014
  • Blue_Rat_17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are 4 factions and at 16 you choose one but all is going well until conflicts rise between two of the factions.

View All Summaries

Notices

Add a Notice

Aug 08, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Slight violence may be overwhelming for younger crowds

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.

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Kind of sad

Jul 15, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peter stabbing Edward's eye. During some stimulations. Four almost killing Tris.

Jun 27, 2014
  • mehrin02 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 14, 2014
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

May 20, 2014
  • hannah0903 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of fighting scenes

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Kissing during and not during simulations.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Fighting with guards and initiates.

Jan 12, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Girl falls of a ledge. Boy commits suicide.

View All Notices

Quotes

Add a Quote

"I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent."- Tris

"Be Brave"- Tris's mom, Tobias
"I am Brave"-Tris

"Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. I've seen it, it's incredible."
-Tobias

Jul 15, 2014
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'I want to hurt them. So I will'-Tris

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

Jun 25, 2014
  • Hallie_Gartly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never let fear decide your fate.
-Veronica Roth

"I don't just want to be kind or brave I want to be all of them"- Tobias

Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. -Four

May 29, 2014
  • leximiller32401 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I am Four."

May 28, 2014
  • Blue_Rat_17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Your test results are inconclusive."

View All Quotes

Videos

Add a Video

Divergent Preview: Taking a Stand

Shows be-hide the scene footage

Apr 11, 2014
  • Dreamer1991 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent

Feb 13, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Final Theatrical Trailer for Divergent

Nov 19, 2013
  • _TheDoctor_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent Official Trailer

Divergent Book Trailer

Created by the JCL DeSoto Book Trailer Club

Divergent movie trailer (Official)

Mar 31, 2013
  • maroon_wolf_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent movie trailer.... ish

best fan made trailer ever!!! i didnt make it... but i sure wish i did =)

Apr 27, 2012
  • Finnick_Odair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Divergent Fan Casting

So this is just fan made, not by me but I thought the cast was absolutely perfect :D

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version pocillo (pocillo) Last updated 2014/08/26 17:01