Author: Veroncia Roth
Published: February 28th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Source of copy: Barnes and Noble
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.
During 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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her
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I didn't really know what to expect on this book. The summary is really detailed which had me intrigued. Most summaries are very vague, however this summary gives details of exactly what the book contains. So I was curious... Would there be more? of Did the summary give it all away?
Heck no! This story is great. I loved it. The summary may give you the names of the communities, but it tells you nothing of the structure or cultures within. This book has more depth and action than I ever would have imagined.
I really like the cover....
"One choice can transform you"
I could not put this book down. I really don't want to give to many spoilers away, but you will love Tris and Four! I can't wait to see where this series takes me in the next installment. This book is definitely a must read for any YA fan out there. So get to it and read this book!