Tris lives in a world ruled by five different factions - Erudite seeks knowledge and values intelligence, Abnegation is self-sacrificing, Candor is truthful at all cost, Amity is friendly and peaceful, and Dauntless is brave and fearless. At the age of 16, each child is tested to see which faction they should join, but after the test, they can still choose a different faction. However, if they fail the initiation process to the faction they choose, they must live factionless - poor and on the street. Beatrice grew up in Abnegation, but she has always had a hard time with thinking of others before herself. She knows though, that if she chooses a different faction then she will have to leave her family forever, because factions come before blood. When she takes her aptitude test, it does not go as planned. The tester tells her that she could fit in more than one faction, which is not supposed to happen. She is told that she is Divergent, which is dangerous. Her tester tells her that she should not tell anyone this information ever. When the time comes for her to choose her faction, she has to make a choice between her family and the Abnegation life she grew up with, or Dauntless.
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, then you will probably enjoy this book as well. It seems that dystopian novels are the fad right now, but I think that some are definitely worth reading. This book has similarities to The Hunger Games, but it also has some really unique twists. It was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading the next two in the series.