Divergent Book Review


Sarah Lyle, Author

Divergent, Allegiant and Insurgent are a dystopian trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. These books were inspired by the Hunger Games, along with the Maze Runner novels.


 In Divergent, everyone in the sci-fi USA has one outstanding trait. These traits are kindness (Amity), bravery (Dauntless), honesty (Candor), selflessness (Abnegation), and knowledge (Erudite). All of the citizens are sorted into different factions based on which trait they represent, which is revealed to them in a test taken right before the choosing ceremony. At the ceremony, the 16 year olds choose which faction they want to join, if it is their faction of birth, or a different one.


 Divergent is about Tris, a girl who was born in Abnegation. When it comes time for her to take her test, she does not know which faction to choose. From a young age, she envied the Dauntless and their freedom, but she also loves Abnegation, her faction of birth, and their simple ways. But the test only confuses her more. Tris is Divergent, a word given to anyone who exhibits behaviors of more than one faction. But many people don’t know about the Divergents and who they are. She is Abnegation, Dauntless and Erudite. But being Divergent is a very bad thing. Many people regard Divergents to be dangerous and rebellious. So Tris does not know what to do. She loves Abnegation and her family, but she longs to be Dauntless. So, on the day of the choosing ceremony, she decides to be Dauntless. But as Tris begins initiation (The trials for new Dauntless), She begins to uncover a vast web of secrets shrouding the world of Divergents. 


Will Tris live to uncover the truth, or will she always have to hide? Read the book to find out.