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  • Published: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 487 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 700

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780062024022
  • 0062024027
  • 0062024035



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by Roth, Veronica.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen, Traverwood Teen

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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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Great Beginning

This book is an excellent start to the series.


Very clever dystopian society book. Intriguing world.

Pretty Good

It's good. I like how Tris being divergent is so dangerous and she can't let anyone know. I didn't like the ending. The whole thing with Tris and Four sleeping together kind of ruined the book for me.

good read

I love teen dystopian novels, and this one did not disappoint. It's full of action and suspense. I would put it on par with The Hunger Games and Proxy.


One of my favorites. Highly recommend!

Well done (says a mom)

First, a completely editorial comment: here we ago again, another dystopian world that depends on the hormonal moods of a teenage girl.

Now, having said that... It's a YA book. That's what I get if I read a book that isn't targeted to me (I'm a 44 yo mom)! I very much appreciate that there are books aimed for pre-teens and teens, and books with strong female characters. I'm just not that age demographic any more. But I was interested to read it because (a) it was popular/ well received and (b) when my kids reach that point, I want to be well versed in what is out there for them.

Divergent is very well done. The idea that adults have divided the community into factions based on five different world views seems both far fetched and reasonable (are our liberal and conservative viewpoints so very different?). Once you accept that premise, having young adults needing to choose, and drawing out the story from there makes a world of sense. There are tipping points in a person's world, and sometimes in a society's. If those coincide, they'd make a great story, wouldn't they?

Well, here it is. And it's well written, with strong characters, depth, and draw. I'll enjoy when my kids get to this point and we can talk about it together.


I loved this book! There was a lot of action as well as suspence.


Cool Book!


I just got this book and so far food


Good book


Great story


Very good


Very good story kind of like hunger games. Where you have to survive


Excellent, excellent book. It’s another book that takes place in a dystopian future, but it’s better written than Hunger Games and a more filled-out story than The Giver. And there’s some ingenious subtlety to it that becomes apparent especially if you read the parts about the factions in the extra section at the end. But don’t read the extras before you finish the book!

Not another Hunger Games

A good an interesting story. Not just another Hunger Games despite the similarities - A compelling but flawed young female lead, a love story and a futuristic dystopia. But a very different moral message about choosing what kind of person you will be.

Excellent book

I'd been planning on reading this book for a long time, but never got around to it until this spring. At that point, I was a little wary because I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the hype, much like "The Hunger Games" didn't live up to its hype (for me). However, I was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely loved this book. I read it through twice in a matter of just days.

I felt the characters were very realistic, not too cliched or stereotypical. I felt the action was plausible and very real. The factions were fascinating and detailed. All of it drew me in.

I think this is the best out of the series, but the other two are worth reading.

Best thing ever!!

This book is really good!!
I love all the action in it, and you HAVE to read the other 2 books.:)




Interesting book.


Divergent is an amazing action packed book that everyone should read. It is a great story put into three books with everything that a story needs to be amazing. Everyone should read this book, if they don't they are truly missing out on something great.

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