|Genre||Science Fiction, Adventure, Fiction|
|Release Date||April 25, 2011|
|Series||The Divergent Series|
|Website||Veronica Roth Books|
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). At the age of 16, teens are required to complete an aptitude test to define the faction they are most suited for. Beatrice discovers that she is Divergent, having an equal aptitude for more than a single faction (for her Erudite, Dauntless, and Abnegation; while most Divergent have only two aptitudes). The following day they must choose which faction they will devote their lives to - and "faction over blood" is taken very seriously. Beatrice must decide whether she wants to stay in the never-changing world of Abnegation - along with her family, while denying her true self - or if she wants to embrace who she is at heart. She chooses Dauntless, surprising everyone (even herself).