Featured Book of the Week Divergent by Veronica Roth

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK



In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.



About the Author

Veronica Roth was born in a Chicago suburb, and studied creative writing at Northwestern University. She and her husband currently live in the city that inspired the setting of the Divergent Trilogy (Bio retrieved from Amazon.com).


Unfortunately, Ms. Roth's schedule was too busy to allow her to participate in the Feature Book of the week post.

32 Delicious Comments:

Anonymous said...

Divergent was one of those books where I'd an hour going over a paragraph because I loved it so Much! North Middle here!

Cross Keys Middle School said...

I loved Divergent. I was so excited to read about Tris and Four. Did you know there is an ebook online that retells part of the story from Four's point of view? It's great.

Naida Steadfast said...

Divergent was thebest book i've read so far.My favorite characters were Tris and Tobias.I'm definently ready to read Insergent!

Rockwood South Middle School said...

I loved the depth of the characters and their emotions and choices. Very good storyline and progression of events. A very exciting and worth-while read!

Kevin Tipton said...

I loved it it was awesome
Hazelwood Northwest Middle School

PG12344 said...

This was one of the best books I have ever read!
- Shantel Lagard @ Hazelwood Northwest Middle School

Naida Steadfast said...

I loved Divergent it was the best book I've ever read.I love Tris and Four together.It was also great discovering who Four was.

Hazelwood Northwest Middle

Hazelwood northwest middle said...

I love Divergent! I cryed a lot of times. i cant wait to read Insergent! :):):)

Anonymous said...

i liked the idea of all the different factions, from dauntless the brave, to abnegation the selfless.the romance between four and trice was also very well written. Then how she was confused about their relationship, was so cool

Anonymous said...

Wow! This book is so amazing! It's a really popular book at my school. It's such an exciting page-turner. It's so full of conflict and action! I love it!

~Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

Wow! this book was by far my favorite. The concept was believable, the characters were good. I will definatly read Insurgent

Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

Watch out Hunger Games, here comes Divergent!


Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

Hazelwood north middle-

I loved this book....I think its the new hunger games and twilight. I just love how this book isn't a love-triangle... and Im counting day-by-day for the 3rd book! Keep of the great work:)

Anonymous said...

so good. cant believe what happened
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

I LOVED THIS BOOK!I felt like I could really relate to Tris. She felt so out of place in Abnegation, then went to feeling the same way in Dauntless.
Hazelwood North Middle

Anonymous said...

i love this book!!
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

this bookis wonderfully exciting and fast paced

Anonymous said...

this book is a great read for those who havent tried it!!!
hazelood west middle

Anonymous said...

loooove this book!
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

fast paced and exciting
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

great book if you love action hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

this book was one of the best books ive read
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

watch out hunger games is right!! i can see why its a book battle
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i love tris' mother
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i could never be abnagation!! no questions!!??
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

where did the author come up with this.
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i loooove this book!!!!!!
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

do you think the dad was really mad at her???
hazelwood west middle

aj28067 said...

hunger games was so last year. divergent is obsulite. read it people!

Anonymous said...

I ate this book, and it was yummy. EATING BOOKS, YA!

-HWMS

Anonymous said...

WILL! He was the best character EVER!!!!! <3 I wish that the book didn't end the way it did...BUT I'M NOT TELLING YOU ALL HOW IT ENDED!!!!! YOU HAVE TO READ IT FIRST!!!!! Seriously, this is a great read, and I suggest everyone reads it quickly, cuz it's gonna be a movie in 2014!!!!! WILL'S GONNA BE ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!!

-hwms

Anonymous said...

I haven't checked this out yet, but from the comments and well people at my school THIS SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY POPULAR BOOK! (Well Duh...) I have to read this soon so I can see what all the hype is about on this book. Even my teacher is reading it!

~Hazelwood West Middle School~ @(^.^)@

 
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