Hi everyone! Ash here. Just got around to rereading Divergent, and I’ve gotta say, I forgot how amazing it was. Definitely 8 pens. (I’m trying to get more critical with my book reviews, so 8 pens is a must-read.
Divergent is set in a futuristic society formed by people who thought one of five key things were
the reason society failed. They formed five factions, one for each fault, and each faction strove to
be the opposite of that fault. There is Candor, for the people who thought dishonesty caused the
fall of society, so they always tell the truth; there is Abnegation, for the people who thought
selfishness caused the fall of society, so they strive to be selfless; there is Erudite, who though a
lack of knowledge was the reason society fell, so they are always learning; there is Amity,
formed by people who believe that aggression was the ultimate reason, so they strive to be
constantly peaceful; and finally, there is Dauntless, formed by those who though cowardice was the reason, so they strive to ignore their fears and have fun.
Beatrice lives with her mother, father, and brother in Abnegation. She strives to be selfless, wearing the grey clothes of her faction, but although it seems to come naturally to her parents and especially her brother, it does not come naturally to her. She forgets to give up her seat on the bus to school, and wishfully watches the Dauntless children, who get around by hopping onto running trains and hopping off at their destination. When it comes time for her aptitude test, which are 16-year-olds are required to take, Beatrice gets the results: inconclusive, also known as Divergent. Tori, the Dauntless lady who was testing her, warns her not to tell anyone, that much of society is fearful of people who are Divergent. Beatrice obeys, but when the Choosing Ceremony comes about the next day, she doesn’t know what faction she will go to: Dauntless, where she leaves her family and fits in, or Abnegation, where she struggles to belong?
Hope you like!