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Divergent (#1)

Roth, Veronica, author.

New York Katherine Tegen Books 2011

487 pages ; 22 cm.

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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Reading Counts: Level 5.3 / 25.0 Points / 54352.

Lexile: 700L

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ISBN:

978-0-06-202402-2

LC Call No:

PZ7.R7375 Di 2011

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Roth, Veronica, author.

Title:

Divergent (#1) / Veronica Roth.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

487 pages ; 22 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 10/2011

Citation/Refs:

Library Media Connection, 11/2011

Citation/Refs:

Publisher's Weekly, 2/21/2011

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 6/2011

Summary:

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Target Audience:

Lexile 0 700

Target Audience:

4.8.

Target Audience:

12.

Target Audience:

700 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader UG 4.8 16.0 144400.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 5.3 25.0 54352.

Awards Note:

ALA-Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012

Subject:

Identity--Fiction

Subject:

Family--Fiction

Subject:

Courage--Fiction

Subject:

Social classes--Fiction

Subject:

Science fiction

Subject:

Identity (Psychology)--Fiction

Subject:

Family life--Fiction

Subject:

Identity (Philosophical concept)--Fiction.

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Patron Reviews

Review by Jonah Campbell.
In the first book of the Divergent series, this book is about a seemingly "perfect" world where you have five different aptitudes that you are put in. One you come of age, you have an aptitude testing that determines which aptitude you will be best in. You can choose the one that was shown in your testing or choose another one. Beatrice, the main character showed multiple aptitudes or was divergent, but later she chose Dauntless, which disgraced her family in Abnegation. There she faces new challenges and excitement in what is a very thrilling read. I recommend this for fiction and science-fiction readers of all kind that want action and adventure.

Review by Bailey Tomlin.
Tris was invited to be in the Dauntless group, which is known to be the fearless group. She is happy with her group, but doesn't like all of the competition with fighting. She has weird dreams a lot, especially when she is sleeping. This book is very good for people who like mystery, action, and superstition. I think that Veronica Roth did a very good job with keeping you on your toes. I would recommend this book any day, but make sure to ask your parents for permission first!

Review by Chloe Hansard.
Divergent is about a girl named Tris who lives in a society where the kids get tested. She takes her test, but her test results say that she is Divergent. Divergent is a person who can join multiple factions. Most people only have one faction as their test result. If anyone finds out that she is Divergent, they will kill her. In Dauntless, the faction she chooses, she must take different tests that may expose her. She will have to keep that a secret. When Jeanie in Erudite, another faction, gets a mind control serum, who knows what she will do with it. Who will die? Who will get away? Find out what happens in this breath taking adventurous book. I read this book when I was in fifth grade and really got into it. I would recommend fifth graders and up should read it. I gave it four stars because it had a good plot. You don't know what to expect when you read this book. Divergent has lots of twists and turns. If you like violence, you will enjoy this book. You won't be able to put this book down because you will be eagar to find out what happens next. This book will suck you in. Veronica Roth gives you a great picture in your mind of what's happening. If you like the Hunger Games series, Alex Rider and the Micheal Vey series, you will like the Divergent series. If you enjoy this book you should read the next book, Insurgent.


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