Fit in or Else.
upon a time, in a future that's closer than you think, the United
States of America as we know it is gone. The society that replaced it,
after the wars and the ecological disasters is very carefully organized.
Everyone has a place that is suited to the kind of person they are. These places are called factions, and there are five: Abnegation, Candor, Amity, Erudite, and Dauntless.
because aggressive people who like to fight are all safely in
Dauntless. they can lead sports teams and police security without
troubling those who are different. Are you truthful? Kind? Clever?
Peaceful? .Once you're a teenager, you're carefully tested. Everyone
goes where they belong, and so the new society is safe. Faction is everything. Faction comes before family, before friends.
Beatrice fails the test. She could be brave, in Dauntless. She could
be selfless, in Abnegation. Or maybe even more. She doesn't fit into
the safe little boxes. So she's assigned to Dauntless. The technician
who tested her warns her to fit in, at all costs. If anyone finds out
just how different Tris is, she won't last long.
And divergent means dead.