The Divergent Trilogy takes place in a Dystopian version of Chicago. In this version of Chicago, everyone is divided into what they call factions. These factions classify what type of personality you have. There are 5 factions and the faction less. The faction less are similar to homeless. The five factions are Candor, Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity and Erudite. Each faction have its own ideals and values. The Abnegation value selflessness, Candor value honesty, Dauntless value bravery, Amity value peace, and Erudite value knowledge. Every person gets to choose their faction. At the age of 16 every person takes aptitude test, this is to see which faction you would be best suited for. However, it is not mandatory to choose the faction that your aptitude test says you are be best suited for.
Beatrice Prior was born into a Abnegation family, but consistently struggles with being selfless. When she takes the aptitude test she receives results that are startling. Her results give her 3 factions that she is suitable for. This is because she is Divergent. Beatrice had never heard of Divergent. This is because being Divergent is not only rare, but extremely dangerous. At the choosing ceremony, Beatrice chooses to leave her birth faction to join Dauntless. Beatrice not only leaves her faction behind, but also her name. She changes her name to Tris. During the initiation training period, Tris meets and begins dating one of the trainers, Four.
Throughout the trilogy, Tris, Four, and many of their friends fight to save the city from destruction multiple times, they discover the truth about Divergents, whats outside their city and so much more than they ever expected to learn. They shared this truth with the city, which eventually led to the city to become a metropolis where the citizens are free to come and go as they wish.
I rated this series a 5 of 5 stars. It is written incredibly well. The world building is phenomenal. Character development was amazing. I definitely recommend the series.