Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian
Publication Date: 5/3/2011
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances. (Goodreads)
Tris lives in Chicago - but not the one we are familiar with. It is now split into the five factions: Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness), and Erudite (intelligence). On their sixteenth birthday, the young adults of each of these five factions decide which faction to permanently reside in. Tris makes the choice of Dauntless over her home of Abnegation.
I am probably going to go mad waiting for the next book to be published. Divergent had me hooked from the first page to the last and I am positive the next one will as well. I think fans of dystopian will really enjoy this one.