In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
There are only a few words I need to describe this book. EPICLY AWESOME! AMAZING! VERY COOL. I think you get the point here. This is one amazing book and I can't wait for the next one. I read this book all the way through in about two hours and it definitely lived up to the hype. There are surprises at every corner and the author takes risks with everything from plot to characters and I love that about this book.
Obviously as many great books the crowning jewel of this book is the characters. Tris is an amazing character and goes through what people and teens especially all over the world are trying to do, not the whole thing but the trying to decide what you want in life sort of thing. I love Four, he is so amazing and I just want to hug him every time he comes into a scene.
I am intrigued by the world Ms. Roth has built and it makes me want to just keep reading so I can learn more and more about it. I had to think about what caste I would be in and couldn't decide...there needs to be like an test to see which one you might be in.
Great book. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!
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