Divergent by Veronica Roth

604 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 2 Pages
These are just a few of the words used to describe the young-adult dystopian novel “Divergent” that hit the shelves in 2011, and the sliver screen on March 18th, 2014. For anyone who has seen the film, and read the book, the similarities, and differences, between the book and movie are apparent.

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue – Candor, the honest, Abnegation, the selfless, Dauntless, the brave, Amity, the peaceful, and Erudite, the intelligent. Once every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision she makes surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows the choosing ceremony, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to figure out who are really her friends - and where a fling with her older instructor 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 a certain death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel the seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves, or it might destroy her.

To begin, the aptitude test was fairly similar. For example, both the dog, and the choice between different objects, and the little girl, as was in the book, was…
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