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SERIES: Divergent #1
AUTHOR: Veronica Roth
PUBLICATION DATE: May 3rd, 2011
WHAT THE BACK COVER SAYS: Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenager's in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of the 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 demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under the most extreme circumstances.
MY TEASERS: ~Page 87~ "I open my eyes and for the first time stare openly at my own reflection. My heart rate picks up as I do, like I am breaking the rules and will be scolded for it."
~Page 246~ "I can't believe you got another tattoo," he says, shaking his head. "Why?" I say. "Because I'm a Stiff?" "No. Because you're...sensible." He smiles. His teeth are white and straight. "So what was your fear today, Tris?"