This book is about a girl named Beatrice Prior who is 16, lived with her brother, Caleb, and her parents Andrew and Natalie. There are five factions; Abnegation, who value selflessness, Dauntless, who value bravery, Candor, who value honesty, Amity, who value peace, and Erudite, who value intelligence. The Priors live in Abnegation. When all the 16 year olds from all the factions come together to do the aptitude tests, Beatrice was scared, although she did not show it. When she got out of her aptitude test, she was informed that she was Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite. When you are ranked with more than one faction, you are called Divergent, which is very dangerous. During the Choosing Ceremony, Beatrice chose Dauntless, the faction that values courage and bravery. She did a lot of crazy things such as jumping off trains, playing Capture the Flag, shooting guns, and throwing knifes. Since everyone said that she could change her personality, she decided to change her name to Tris. She met some friends like Christina, Al, and Will. She also met some rivals such as Molly, Peter, and Drew as well as her instructor Four, who treats her differently than the others, and Eric, a young but evil leader.
One passage that I found interesting was on page 187 paragraph 10 when Natalie told Tris to go see Caleb and find out what the simulation serum was. I found this interesting because Natalie was already being suspicious but then it made me think that she is hiding something bigger. I also found this interesting because it wasn’t something that Tris would be able to do until a couple of chapters, which made this a cliffhanger. Another passage I thought was interesting was on page 34 paragraph 8 when Andrew was talking about a report about his co-worker Marcus and his son, Tobias who left Abnegation for Dauntless two years ago because Marcus abused him. I found this interesting because at first I didn’t realize it but after a while, I figured out that Four’s real name is Tobias. I already knew that he was 18 which made more sense because two years ago he was sixteen, during the choosing ceremony. Another reason I found this interesting was because this was one of those moments where the paragraph makes no sense at first, but later you notice that it carries lot of information .