That's right, we are in MASSACHUSETTS!
This is book number 1 in the Divergent Series series.
Title: Divergent Series
I'm a huge fan of dystopian books and series, from 1984 to The Hunger Games. But no Other story has made me laugh, cry, stare open-mouthed at a single sentence, mull over a thought-provoking concept, or learn about the nature of choices, love, justice, loss, prejudice, honesty- in short, humanity- more than in the Divergent series.
Besides being phenomenally gripping and action packed (I finished the first book in one late-night sitting), it is also deeply thoughtful and incredibly wise. This is a series you actually want your kids to read. Even further, this is a series that people of ALL ages can read- to enjoy and to learn a little something of life.
Looking for more great young adult dystopian novels? Try these!
The 5th Wave (Yancey, Rick),
The Uglies (Westerfeld, Scott),
Legend (Lu, Marie),
The Hunger Games (Collins, Suzanne),
*The Rithmatist (Sanderson, Brandon),
Steelheart (Sanderson, Brandon),
Blackout (Wells, Robinson),
Matched (Condie, Ally),
The Maze Runner (Dashner, James),
*Unwind (Shusterman, Neal),
*The Giver (Lowry, Lois),
City of Ember (DuPrau, Jeanne),
*Heir Apparent (Vande Velde, Vivian)
*my personal favorites!
“In Roth's harsh future, people are divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. When you reach the age of 16, you are tested to see where you are best suited and then give a choice. That choice will affect everything, including where you live, what you believe, and whom you will befriend. Beatrice grows up in Abnegation but chooses Dauntless for her future. She has no idea how dangerous that choice is for her, especially as she has tested Divergent -- showing traits of more than one faction. Divergents are wild cards. And wild cards are dangerous. This is a fast-paced all-action page-turner that held me captive from beginning to end.”
— Angela Mann, Kepler's Books & Magazine, Menlo Park, CA
This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.
One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions.
Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection, and Carve the Mark. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com.
“A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away.”— — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“You’ll be up all night with Divergent, a brainy thrill-ride of a novel.” — BookPage