Divergent is a well-received and popular young adult novel written by Veronica Roth. The novel is based in a dystopian Chicago that was ravaged by war. The book was first published in 2011 under HarperCollins, and is the first book in the trilogy which includes Allegiant and Insurgent. The book is similar to The Hunger Games because of the themes it covers and its target market. The book has a movie adaptation that stars Shailene Woodley as the heroine Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior and Theo James as Four. The movie was launched in March 2014 to mixed reviews.
Divergent takes place in dystopian Chicago. The survivors of the war that tore the country apart created factions to maintain peace and order. The factions consist of the Dauntless, Erudite, Abnegation, Amity, and Candor. Citizens of dystopian Chicago choose a faction based on their disposition. Choosing a faction takes place during the Choosing Ceremony, wherein sixteen-year-olds choose a faction based on the results of their aptitude test. Once a teen chooses a faction they can never return to their previous one.
Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior is part of the Abnegation faction but feels like she does not fit in. She felt nervous about the upcoming aptitude test because she is unsure about where she belongs. After taking the aptitude test, Tris soon discovers that she does not belong in one particular faction; that she is Divergent. The test administrator tells her that she must keep the result of her test a secret if she wants to stay alive.
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