Divergent by Veronica Roth
This story takes place in a world where people are confined to live within the walls of a city and where there are factions; Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the fearless), and Erudite (the intelligent). Tris (Beatrice), the main character in this story, has to choose which faction she wants to be with for the rest of her life; abandon her family she has lived with her whole life, or be the best daughter ever and stay in Abnegation when she has always felt she has never fit in. When she suddenly picks Dauntless, her whole life changes and enters a dangerous life, concealing what she is and how she thinks.
What I really love about this book is that it is so action packed that it will keep you up all night. I love when Tris does not know what faction she is going to pick at the Choosing Ceremony and she suddenly picks Dauntless. I think that if she hadn’t chosen Dauntless, the story would not be good and she would not have as big of an adventure as she did after she chose Dauntless.
This story reminds me to dream, fight, and never give up, and that anything is possible.
Megan C., Glorietta Elementary, age 11, 5th grade