divergentcoverTitle: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Summary: “In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.” (Veronica Roth. Divergent. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011)

Factions: In the Divergent universe, the society is divided into 5 different factions in which the citizens are placed in at age 16 depending on a predominant virtue of their character. The five factions of Divergent are as follow:

  • Abnegation: The Selfless. They “find joy and fulfillment in making other people happier, safer, and healthier.” Abnegation put others before themselves and live quietly helping others who are in need.

              Faction Color: Gray


  • Amity: The Peaceful. They tend to be the kindest and try to avoid conflict at all need. They do not have a specified leader and “believe that aggression and hostility are to blame for most of the world’s problems”.

              Faction Colors: Red & Yellow


  • Candor: The Honest. Trained to detect any lies, the Candor grow up in an ambience of complete truth. They aren’t easily offended and take the truth as it is. Some think they are “sometimes insensitive,” but also “trustworthy and confident.”

              Faction Colors: Black & White


  • Dauntless: The Brave. Taught to embrace their fears to overcome them, the Dauntless are a daring and brave faction. They believe in doing what is right even if it is dangerous or frightening. They “don’t let other people dictate [their] behavior” and are completely independent in the choices they make.

              Faction Color: Black


  • Erudite: The Intelligent. The Erudite are characterized by their desire of learning and understanding. They “tend to make decisions based on logic rather than instinct or emotions”.

              Faction Color: Blue


  • Factionless: The group of citizens who either did not pass the initiations of their factions or opted out of a faction. They are portrayed like the homeless in our society, however they form an alliance with each other and become united.