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February's Book Discussion "Divergent"­ by Veronica Roth


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

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  • La T.

    I think I posted this in the wrong place yesterday...
    "Sorry I missed you ladies. I meant to post this morning. I had shoulder surgery on Thursday, so I am still very early into recovery. Hope to be driving again by the next meeting..."

    February 9, 2014

    • Jawanna C.

      Hey La Tanya!!!! I'm glad surgery went well and you're on your way to recovery. We missed you, but we'll be here when you're ready to return.

      February 9, 2014

  • Phynesse M.

    I must have just missed you guys! I really loved the book (am an admitted Amity faction lover :)). I didn't have your number Rosanne--mine is[masked]-4690. Next time I'll wait longer--seemed like it was a great discussion

    February 8, 2014

    • Linda

      Discussion was great! Do you have the correct time Phynesse? I got there about 12:08 because I forgot the new time is 12:30! See you next time.

      1 · February 8, 2014

    • Jawanna C.

      Phynesse, we were all there by 12:35 or so. Maybe you were at the smoothie place right off Lincoln? We are around the corner off school house rd where the Walgreen is.

      1 · February 9, 2014

  • Jawanna C.

    Excellent discussion questions that got us to thinking. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I was even late for my baby's performance. Thanking God they were late starting:-)

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Linda

    Great discussion today! I will take the survey and let you all know what faction I am.

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Phynesse M.

    Hello all! I drove to Paradise today but didn't see anyone. I'm sorry if missed a notification update-- I thought the meeting was moved to today because of the storm last week. I turned around--it's starting to get bad out here again. Anyway, take care of yourselves and drive carefully :)

    February 8, 2014

  • La T.

    Thank you, Roseanne. We are a family that cares about one another! Classy I hope all is going well with your recovery as well. Ladies, life and these bodies sometime have their own agendas! We need to have folks who care and support us... Thank you all, MGs

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Linda

    Thanks Roseanne! Ever thoughtful of you! See you Next Sat.

    February 1, 2014

  • La T.

    Sorry to miss you guys again. Was supposed to have outpatient surgery yesterday, but ended up in ER and admitted to hospital before the scheduled surgery!

    January 31, 2014

    • Linda

      I'll be praying for your complete healing, LaTanya

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • La T.

      Thank you, Linda and Classy.

      February 1, 2014

  • Alysia A.

    Have you taken the faction quiz? Which faction are you? http://www.divergentfans.com/page/faction-quiz

    January 27, 2014

    • Classy G.

      I had an even amount of C & E. So, maybe I'm Divergent. I don't know.

      1 · January 27, 2014

    • Alysia A.

      I am a bit of them all. Divergent! **shh!**

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Classy G.

    Alysia. I was anxious to see whose parents would show up. I was very surprised with what was revealed by Tris' mom. Be worried about Al. The plot thickens...good read so far.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Alysia A.

      I am looking forward to book two now. I stayed up late to finish it.

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting my book tomorrow

    January 22, 2014

  • Alysia A.

    Am I the only one who got choked up in chapter 15? And where is Al? Oh no. I'm worried.

    January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I must cancel. Family reasons. I promise to make the march group.

    January 16, 2014

  • Classy G.

    Welcome Lauren Grenda, Sheri, and Phynesse.

    January 15, 2014

  • Classy G.

    I may not attend this meeting. I'm taking my recovery day by day. And I can't drive either.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting my book tomorrow

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting my book tomorrow

    January 11, 2014

  • Jawanna C.

    Let me just say this: I've played out the pros and cons of each and lived out some. The choices are not easy and the benefits are not what you think because the cons overshadow the strength of the pros.

    December 27, 2013

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