Divergent – the book

Kressin Hartl, Torch writer

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Divergent was an amazing book, and was centered on some unique characters. Tris grew up in a controlled society where everyone followed the rules, except for maybe the dauntless. Her world was divided into five factions, the Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor and Amity. The dauntless are brave, abnegation are selfless, erudite are smart, candor are honest and finally, amity believe in peace and happiness. My favorite faction is dauntless because they are all crazy and out of control. My least favorite faction is Candor because they have the power to inject you with a serum that forces you to tell the truth.
Tris was raised in Abnegation, but she never felt like she belonged. She wasn’t selfless enough. Then it was the day for the aptitude test, which tells the characters what faction they belong to. When Tris took her aptitude test, the results were inconclusive and that means, she was divergent. People don’t like divergents, they are scared of them because the are different and don’t fit in with their system of factions. When the day came for the choosing ceremony, the day when the characters choose their faction, Tris picked dauntless; which is the one of the hardest places for a divergent to hide. She had to go through initiation as a dauntless. Dauntless happens to be the only category where people can be eliminated and factionless. The factionless are people without money, food, or homes.
They left out some scenes in the movie that they had in the book, but they also added a couple of things. They left out scenes like Edward getting stabbed in the eye, a few of the love scenes between Tris and Four, and Tris being bullied by a few of the characters. They also left out a couple of characters like Drew. He is still in the movie, but not as much as he is in the book. Middle school student, Connor Salmonson, reveals, “I thought is was interesting, on some levels. I don’t really have a favorite part, I just like the book in general,” when asked about the book.
Divergent is one of my favorite books. It is written with lots of detail and makes it easy to imagine. My favorite part is when Tris and Four climb the ferris wheel together in the game of capture the flag. It is the first time the love story between them is shown. Veronica Roth did a great job writing this book and the rest of the trilogy. I am happy with the way this book ended and I suggest others to read the book, since it is one of my favorites.