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Book Review: The Divergent, By Veronica Anne Roth

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Veronica Anne Roth is an American writer, a novelist and short story writer. She was born in New York City, U.S, and was raised in Barrington, Illinois on 19thAugust,1988. She is best known for writing The Divergent Trilogy of science-fiction and fantasy novels for young adults consisting of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. Divergent is the first book of trilogy written by Veronica Roth. It is a bestselling novel which earned Veronica Roth numerous awards including the Goodreads 2011 Choice Award as well as the title of best of 2012 in the category of young adult science and fantasy fiction. Divergent has been praised for its striking plotline, readability, originality, fast-paced plot, worldview and powerful message of discovering
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The factions were created with the hopes of eliminating future war and violence. It was believed that if each citizen of the society selects their faction and focuses only on their faction’s virtues or morals everyone will be equal and there will be no conflict. This novel embodies many strong and unique messages. It also inspires the readers to never back down, and to learn to control their fears not only by overcoming it but by dealing it with courage. "'Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it, that's the point.'"

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent by Veronica Roth is a book about choosing who you are. It deals with many different themes and messages throughout it that author is trying to convey the readers. The novel tells the story from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl protagonist Beatrice Prior (Tris). When the city residents turn sixteen, an elaborate ritual takes place where each resident must choose or select one of the five different factions to which they will devote the rest of their lives and which will define their
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These are the Factionless. It is a status in which a person is not welcome into any faction. These are the people who failed to complete their initiation into whatever faction they chose and live in poverty, doing the work no one else wants to do. They are described as being homeless and even worse than death itself because the factionless have to suffer. They are mainly the garbage collectors. Janitors, and construction workers. It is a common practice for Abnegation to provide them food, clothes and medical attention. An aptitude test helps the residents to choose their faction. Through the aptitude test Tris finds out that she is Divergent, which means she can’t be categorized into one individual faction because she has an aptitude towards more than one faction. She has a potential to join Erudite, Abnegation and Dauntless. She comfortably doesn’t fit in any category so she decides to leave the faction in which she was reared (Abnegation) for Dauntless. Other than the themes of values like intelligence, selflessness, bravery, compassion, and honesty covered up by the five factions this novel encompasses various important themes like theme of Identity and choices, Fears and phobias, Societal class, Power, competition and bravery which Tris discovers throughout her journey in this
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