Roth, Veronica. Divergent. New York: Harper Collins, (2011).
ISBN: 978-0-06-2024-03-9, Paperback, $9.99.
Divergent is not something you should be, but that’s exactly the label that Tris is given after she takes a test that decides where she should spend her life. In a futuristic America, people are separated into four factions. On their sixteenth year, teenagers are allowed to decide with which faction to spend their lives. They can either stay in the one they were born into or, very rarely, decide to switch, disgracing the faction in which they were raised. When Tris’ test comes up with more than one faction, she will soon find that there may be more pressing questions than which faction she should choose. Why is her current faction in so much controversy? Why are the other factions trying to over throw them? And, more importantly, what does it mean to be Divergent?