And she is only 22 years old! Veronica grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote Divergent while she was supposed to be doing her school work. In her case…. it paid off!
July 3, 2012
June 11, 2012
Divergent is unlike anything we have ever read before. Yes, it is a young adult book, but don’t let that turn you off. This book is just plain fun and it is the first book in the Divergent Trilogy, followed by Insurgent and a third, yet to be titled book.
Divergent takes place in the future, in Chicago The city is divided into five factions: Dauntless (brave), Candor (honesty), Amnity (peaceful), Erudite (intelligent), and Abnegation (selfless). Each faction serves a different purpose in society. Beatrice Prior is 16 years old and like all 16 year olds she is required to take an assessment test to see which faction she is best suited for. It is ultimately up to her to decide which faction she will choose and therefore devote her life to. Will she choose to stay with her family or will she choose another path?
Divergent is an exciting ride. “It has just the right amount of suspense to keep you wanting more, and plenty of twists that you will not expect”—The Guardian
Please join us in reading Divergent!