Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1) (Large Print / Paperback)

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In a world where everyone must fit themselves into one of five factions,
choices about how to live your life are extremely limited.
Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior has more choices than most: when she
takes the compulsory test that is supposed to reveal a
sixteen-year-old’s suitability for a certain faction, her results are
“inconclusive”. She shows equal ability for membership in Abnegation,
the selfless faction of her birth; Dauntless, the courageous faction
that has always fascinated her; and Erudite, the so-called “genius”
faction that she despises. In a nutshell, she is Divergent.
When Beatrice chooses a faction, Dauntless, the hard part is supposed
to be over. But the truth is far from it. If Beatrice, now calling
herself Tris, wants to be Dauntless, she must rank in the top ten of her
group of initiates, some of whom have been preparing for this all of
their lives. The rankings are decided by violent fights, random acts of
daring and idiocy, excruciatingly painful tests that delve into the
fabric of your fears, and frankly, whether or not those in charge
despise you. In the weeks that follow her choice, Tris must remake
herself in the image of the Dauntless, figure out a complicated
relationship with an enigmatic instructor named Four, and most of all,
watch her back: Divergence isn’t safe, and there are people who want her
dead.
Divergent is a fascinating read, and is entirely un-put-downable. The
realistic and utterly human characters of Tris, Four, and their friends
and family, as well as their intriguing world, draw in you into the
story and keep you there. It is a fresh and show-stopping addition to
the ranks of teen literature, and is sure to delight anyone who is tired
of the same-old, same-old.

— Lily

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List


“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

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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series--dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594137457
ISBN-10: 1594137455
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: January 8th, 2014
Pages: 529
Language: English
Series: Divergent Trilogy
 

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