Divergent is a young-adult dystopia series. An adaptation of the trilogy has also been developed, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
In the future, the citizens of Chicago live in a society that is divided into five factions, each one meant to uphold a particular virtue of humanity: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). On a given day each year, all sixteen-year-olds take an aptitude test that will tell them which faction they are best suited for, after which they must decide whether to remain with their family or transfer to a new faction.
Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior was born into an Abnegation family, but selflessness has never come naturally to her like it does her brother, Caleb. She feels lonely and constricted by her environment and feels like she doesn't belong. When the time comes for Beatrice to take her aptitude test, the results are inconclusive: she doesn't fit neatly into any one faction; rather, she shows equal aptitude for three—Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. This makes her "divergent" and she is warned never to share this information with anyone for fear of her life.
On Choosing Day, much to her and her parents' surprise, Beatrice makes the decision to leave Abnegation and join Dauntless while her brother Caleb chooses Erudite. She immediately leaves to join her new faction and her new home. Beatrice, who then renames herself Tris, becomes good friends with fellow transfer initiates Christina, Al and Will. Another transfer initiate, Peter, quickly sets out to antagonize her as he does not believe Tris is good enough to be in Dauntless. She is also introduced to their instructor, Four, who explains that they must pass an initiation process before they are accepted as full-fledged Dauntless members. They must rank in the top ten at the end of initiation, or else they will be dismissed and become factionless.
- Willtina - the ship between Christina and Will
- Fourtris - the ship between Tobias Eaton and Tris Prior
- Treric - the ship between Tris Prior and Eric
- Urlene - the ship between Uriah Pedrad and Marlene
- ZekeShauna - the ship between Zeke and Shauna
- Beanine - the ship between Tris Prior and Jeanine Matthews