Set in a dystopian futuristic society where people are split into five factions that describe their character, Divergent follows the story of meek Beatrice Prior, who becomes caught between following her peers' words and her heart. As she encounters various trials that she'd never imagined before, she becomes stronger-- both physically and mentally.
I liked Divergent, possibly even more than the Hunger Games, maybe because it was still a dystopian society but with a breath of hope in it, while the Hunger Games had a mainly dark and hopeless feel to it. The characters and plot were awesome, and I look forward to the sequel!
There are some brutal moments in the book as well as some between Beatrice and a male character that may not be appropriate for younger kids. Therefore I would recommend this to a more mature audience, such as 8th grade and up, of both genders.
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