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.
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.
This is the first book I've read in some time that I would rate 5 stars. I loved it. It knocked my socks off! I was engrossed from the first page.
Tris is a sixteen year old girl living in a world where society has been divided into five separate factions that each have responsibilities to keep the world running. At age sixteen you decide which faction you will join. To become factionless is to become lost.
Tris must decide whether to remain part of the Abnegation faction where she was raised to be selfless or to choose to buck convention and join one of the other factions, and this is where we come in. But there is more to this than meets the eye. Something is happening that isn't right and when Tris stumbles onto it she needs to try to save her world.
Although not a similar story at all this book has a similar feel to The Hunger Games trilogy. If you loved that series you will love this. I sure did.
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