Divergent is by Veronica Roth. The first book in a new dystopian series. The world has been divided into five factions. At sixteen all teens must chose the faction to which they want to belong. Beatrice has grown up in Abnegation but chooses to belong to Dauntless. As she goes through the initiation she begins to discover she is different from the others. She is "divergent" and can manipulate the computer simulations. She is also warned that society kills off any divergents they find and she must hide her abilities. When Erudite uses Dauntless to threaten Abnegation and take over society, Tris must decide which faction she really belongs to and what being divergent really means.
Ratings: 8th grade - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).