Author: Veronica Roth.
Year of Publication: 2011 (UK).
Publishers: Harper Collins Children’s Books (UK).
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, audiobook, and as an ebook.
Age Range: 12 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.
This is the 1st book in a series called Divergent.
In the future, the world is ruined, and a new way of running things will determine who you are and your place in the world. Society is divided into factions, and your place in one of these is decided by a test at the age of 16.
Beatrice has never felt like she fits into her parents faction, but little does she now that she doesn’t really fit into any of them. Her test was inconclusive, making her a ‘Divergent’, something that she must keep to herself, for they are feared. She choses to be a soldier, and must complete their initiation or become factionless. Only her faction is forced into attacking her parents faction, and her being a Divergent is the only thing that stops her succumbing to a mind controlling serum and doing so.
Beatrice is forced to make a stand, but what will the cost be?
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha.