Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite. Divergent. Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior lives in a world of where only perfection is accepted. If you don’t fit in you die. It’s quite simple. You can only be one thing. You can be brave, selfless, peaceful, truthful, or knowledgeable. You can’t be brave and selfless. You can’t be more than one thing. If you are guess what happens to you. Death. Tris is more than one or divergent. She is from Abnegation, but decides to become Dauntless. Dauntless shows absolutely no mercy for those who are Divergent. She’s probably as good as dead.
Luckily, she doesn’t die, but many others do. The Erudite have gotten greedy for power. They plan to use the Dauntless to kill all the Abnegation using a simulator for mind-control. Thankfully, the serum that they inject doesn’t work on Divergents (this makes Tris happy because he boyfriend, Tobias, is also Divergent).
Anyway let’s skip over all the unimportant deaths and go on. Tris’s mother and father dies. Tobias and Tris shut down the mind-control program. Oh, and their whole “country” is in chaos. Half the population is dead, the other is alive, confused and scared. The Erudite are angry and even more determined to have full rule. What a happy ending.
This is a book of greatness. It has romance, action, adventure. It has everything a good book needs to have. I give it an 8.5. It is a story unlike The Hunger Games whose whole idea is “Peeta or Gale.” This book gives the ups and downs or real and fake lives. Absolutely Amazing are the words that come to mind when you read the book, and it is absolutely true.