Set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, Veronica Roth’s hit YA dystopian Divergent series has also been adapted into a popular film franchise, starring Shailene Woodley. In the first book in the sequence, we again see a sixteen-year-old protagonist faced with an abysmal choice: conform or face exile. Roth evokes a society where everyone is divided into factions, where all must adapt to fit in. A winner at the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards, Divergent touches on similar themes to The Hunger Games—highlighting the needs of a dynamic and ever-growing society for a responsive and flexible government.
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