More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

itemsitem

Synopsis

Now includes an excerpt from the upcoming Four: A Divergent Collection.

This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Book Reviews

Divergent
Average rating
4.5 / 5
Alright
January 13th, 2016
I enjoyed this book. if you are into a lot of action and future based books then this is a good book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Amazing
December 11th, 2015
This book made you want to quit your job and stay home just to read it.. Very involing! I loved it.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Awsom
October 23rd, 2015
This book was awsome i loved i so much it was exiting and some whAt reminded me of the books hunger games
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
AMAZING BOOK
September 16th, 2015
Absaloutly loved it, gret for all ages and personalitys. Eveybody hould have a chance to read this book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
LOVE IT
September 11th, 2015
THIS IS LIKE THE FIRST BOOK I GOT OVERLY OBSESSED WITH, I RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE OUT THERE!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Good easy read
September 5th, 2015
Unfortunately I watched the movie before reading this book, which probably influenced my opinion about it. But even if I liked the movie better, I found the book to be very good. I read it in just a few hours and I didn't want to stop. Read the first and the second in the series on one day. I find (compared to the movie) that the timeline and the order that things happen to be slightly confusing, but I don't want to that to affect my rating since I am sure I wouldn't have reacted to it had I not seen the movie. The writing is good and I find it easy to read and it just enough amount descriptions to make me feel the surroundings etc. I couldn't stop reading and I always felt like I needed to know what happened so I had to keep going. I feel like there may be a bit too many characters present in the book and it can at times get confusing who's who and all that, but overall I think Veronica Roth did a great job with this book. Somehow though, I failed to connect with Tris. I honestly feel like she's whiny and annoying. I only kept reading cause I liked Four. I would have rather had this story from his POV. But I may also be biased here because of the movie (which I really liked) and I can't say what reaction I would have had to his character had I not seen it on TV beforehand.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Spellbinding
August 21st, 2015
Excellent storyline. Couldnt put it down. Captivating. Cant wait for the next ones. A story wrapped perfectly in suspense and romance.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
divergent is the best book ever
June 28th, 2015
Divergent was the best book I have read in a long time. This book demonstrates a good plot and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure and suspense.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
June 20th, 2015
Set in an unknown post apocolyptic world, when young people come of age they have to choose what personality faction they will be part of. They can remain in the faction in which they were born or can choose to move to a different faction where they will be trained & tested to see if they meet the standards of the new choice. If they do not pass they become factionless and join the group of nameless people living in the burnt out ruins of the city. This is different, but will make you think of the Hunger Games. I may read the second book, but no guarantees on that.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 18th, 2015
This book was absoloutly amazing! This is by far my favourite book . . Ever! I advise you read it!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Swesome
April 12th, 2015
Best teen read. I loved the characters, Tris is my favorite. I could honestly say that this book is almost better than harry potter
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 6th, 2015
Oh my goodness if you do not like this book you are absolutely CRAZY!! Divergent is such an amazing book and Tris and Four really keep the story going! Thank you Veronica Roth!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 3rd, 2015
Really good book. Can't wait to read the other 2 books in the trilogy. I'm a sucker for a strong female lead.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Insurgent
March 31st, 2015
Love the book! Great story line, was always guessing at what would happens next, and kept being surprised by the outcomes
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Guys
February 26th, 2015
It was fricking amazing and im a guy so i thought that it would be boring and slow but it was the complete oppsite
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Sweet!!
February 22nd, 2015
It was pure awesomeness! Couldn't put it down great storyline! Great energy and amazing backstory for all the characters. I would read it again!!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
1 person found this helpful
Loved it!
February 9th, 2015
I loved the movie so I got this book. Book and movie are both fantastic! I had a difficult time putting the book down. I am very excited to read next book!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
1 of 2 people found this helpful
best book ever
January 19th, 2015
Divergent was the most greatest book I have ever seen. I cant wait to read the other books!Divergent is awesome
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
The first book promised potential...
January 18th, 2015
Fast paced and well built in the beginning. Interesting environment, characters, and technology that kept me turning the page to find out more. Sadly I can't say the same for the next book in the series, and I won't be finishing the series.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
January 13th, 2015
I loved this book! Definitely 5 stars! I recommend this book to anybody who loves action adventure and romance♥
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergeng
January 7th, 2015
The book divergent is a thrilling book in wich the charecters are faced with some of the biggest challengesthey have ever faced. It is a must read book!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Great read
January 6th, 2015
I read hunger games first and was looking hungrily for something more found this series and was over joyed. Left me desperate to read the next in the series.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
January 4th, 2015
Best Book Ever!!!! great ending!strongly recommended.love it. You should trust me and get it if your interested in buying
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
December 26th, 2014
I loved it
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Crative and thrilling
December 24th, 2014
Divergent is a well writin inspiring novel. This book promotes courage and sends a message to follw your heart and to be the change you wish to see in the world. The charictors are relatable and entertaining. Divergent is a novel that anyone from 12 to 92 would enjoy. Happy reading!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
December 23rd, 2014
Very entertaining although slightly predictable. hard book book to out down once you get into it. Recommended
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Great Book
December 22nd, 2014
Awesome book. Not at all how I thought it was going to be...........................stupid 100 min..
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Captivating
December 11th, 2014
Couldn't put this book down. An easy and enjoyable read. Can't believe it took me so long to pick this book up and now I'm excited to finish the series.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Awesome
December 7th, 2014
Is book is the best in the world could read t over and over again dont eve get me startedon the her books hey were amazing insurgent is my favourite all the actin is so exciting
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
I liked it, but didn't love it...
December 7th, 2014
I must admit I was a little deceived by the book. Don't get me wrong, I really liked it, but I saw the movie before reading the book and I preferred the movie. I like reading dystopian books, so I really liked the plot. The idea of the factions reminded me of The Hunger Games which I read and loved. The only thing I didn't like in this book was the way the two main characters act. Four likes Tris and he knows that she is Divergent. He's doing everything to help her, but since he doesn't want anyone to know about it she misunderstands about everything he does. Then Tris is angry and she snaps at Four, who tells her that she doesn't understand... This happens more than once during the book and I found it to be a little annoying since it seems like both of them never learn anything from the last time they fought. Aside from that, it's a very great book and I would recommended it to young adults who like dystopian books.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
wonderful
December 2nd, 2014
This was a good, interesting read. I had a hard time putting it down. It is engaging and tugs at the heart strings.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergenr
November 17th, 2014
Best book ever
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Good book
November 17th, 2014
I absolutly loved this book! Read in 1 1/2 days. Going to get #2 now :-) Also loved the movie♡
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Why isn't gravity a thing in Divergent?
November 13th, 2014
I read all of Divergent, and thought that the concept of factions, and Roth's particular YA dystopian universe was an interesting enough. It's always interesting to see what are the rules of fictional dystopias. However, this is nowhere near as rich or well-thought out of a world as say, The Hunger Games. I was often baffled by some of the elements in the book. For one, the consequences of gravity don't appear to be a concern in the Divergent world, as characters are often jumping off building to prove whatever they need to prove, and miraculously never hurting themselves. Which leads me to my second point, the one-note characterizations of all of the factions are hollow, and vapid. Dauntless, the faction of bravery, is characterized by tattoo art, and a taste for climbing up tall buildings, jumping off tall buildings, jumping on/off moving trains that have absolutely every ability to use their brakes, etc. Why. Thirdly, the plotting of the story is a bit spotty. Often times I would find myself thinking "wait, what?" because the events in the book aren't necessarily the most tidily written, nor logical in their sequence. It requires a bit of a "just go with it" mindset. In the end, Divergent is a good enough book to make it to the end, and has enough momentum for you to reach for Insurgent.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Love this book
November 12th, 2014
makes me feel strong like the main character Tris!!! A must read..
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
If you liked the Hunger Games...
November 11th, 2014
Coming from the Hunger Games Trilogy, I was expecting a lot. This book Fun, witty, entertaining...I couldn't put it down. This book taught me what one choice you can make in life, will affect you forever. Family, romance, society stigmas, are all present. Loved loved this book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Lovely story with strong charactesr
November 3rd, 2014
There was nothing stop me reading in this incredible book. I feel intense and curious at all point of reading this book.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

3 reviews
Lovely story with strong charactesr
November 3rd, 2014
There was nothing stop me reading in this incredible book. I feel intense and curious at all point of reading this book.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

3 reviews
Lovely story with strong charactesr
November 3rd, 2014
There was nothing stop me reading in this incredible book. I feel intense and curious at all point of reading this book.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

3 reviews
Good book
October 8th, 2014
Well worth reading.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
September 30th, 2014
This book is great to the sci-fi lovers and anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
September 14th, 2014
Really good book can't wait to keep reading
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
September 9th, 2014
I love this book!!!!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
September 7th, 2014
Great premiums, but a little thin on what a Divergent is. I suspect more on that in the sequels.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergant
August 19th, 2014
Excite read looking forward to the next book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
August 9th, 2014
Quick easy read
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Amazing!
August 6th, 2014
The film adaptation is so different! I like both versions, but I do think I like the film-Tobias better. Yeah the director and screenwriter definitely did a successful job in reshaping the story, and re-ordering events to create a more dynamic, visual story. That being said, also loved the book - buying Insurgent now!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Loved it!
July 31st, 2014
Loved this book and excited to move onto the second one!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
A+ book and author
July 23rd, 2014
Great read, well written. Excited to read the next books in the series. A MUST read!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Captivating
July 21st, 2014
Veronica Roth has a very captivating writing style. From the beginning I had a difficult time putting down Divergent and then couldn't wait for the next volume.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
July 17th, 2014
First book was quite good...rest predictible, same old , same old got tired of repetitive story line in rest of books.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
July 8th, 2014
A good read but predictable. Only took me a day and a half to read so not too involved.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent :)
July 8th, 2014
Looooooved this book! Amazing!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
OMG
July 6th, 2014
This was one of the best books I have ever read and can't wait to read the other two!! Amazing book!!!!!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
July 4th, 2014
Good reading keeps you wanting to keep read
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Amazing!
June 30th, 2014
Such a fun and easy read.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Enjoyable
June 27th, 2014
Engaging, quick, enjoyable read. Interesting first person present tense writing style.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
It was great but...
June 23rd, 2014
It was a great book but I honestly cannot see myself reading any of the rest of the series.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Great story!
June 21st, 2014
I want to see the movie now!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Ok
June 19th, 2014
The plot was great and all, but it had to much violence for me.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
June 11th, 2014
At first, I thought it would be predictable or at least way too similar to any other distopian novel, but wow was I wrong! Captivating, impossible to predict, and a definite makes-you-think kind of story. I can't wait to read Insurgent!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Awesome
June 8th, 2014
Good read for teens
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
June 7th, 2014
A good book. Very easy to read!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Addicting
June 3rd, 2014
Really makes you think about different ideals a society can be founded upon.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Awesome!!
June 1st, 2014
Loved this book. Can't wait to read Insurgent.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Extremely Enjoyable
May 30th, 2014
Dystopian novel at its best!!!! Brilliantly written. Action-packed with a bit of romance. Im in love with DIVERGENT!! Have yet to see the movie,though. Hope it is as good.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Quick and addictive.
May 28th, 2014
Like a whirlwind... Started on a lark and couldn't stop reading.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Don't Understand the Hype
May 28th, 2014
It hd its moments where it was really interesting, but over all it was boring and a predictable YA novel.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Page turner
May 23rd, 2014
AMAZING!!! Could not put this book down, read it in 5 hrs lol, can't wait to read the next book in the series
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Love
May 19th, 2014
This is the best book ive read in a while. Read it in 6 hours
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Love it
May 19th, 2014
Can't wait for next book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Love it
May 18th, 2014
Love the movie but I have no money for the book
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Very we'll written
May 17th, 2014
Parts are different from the movie but both are great
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Impressed!
May 9th, 2014
Wasn't sure what I was expecting but I am loving this book! Good story, excellent character development! Excited to finish reading the series, I enjoy this kind of read!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
May 6th, 2014
This is an amazing book! Whether you are a teen or an adult I can guarantee that if you love books that are dystopian, are very well written, have a great plot, are full of action,tragedy,and love you will definitely want to read this book. Veronica Roth has done an amazing job creating this world and everything in it. It is a must read!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
May 5th, 2014
Absolutely enjoyed this book. It kept me on my toes and I had trouble putting it down; wanting to find out what happens.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
May 3rd, 2014
Great book, took me three days to read and the movie is great too!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
1 of 4 people found this helpful
Terrible
May 3rd, 2014
Boring. So very boring. I kept waiting to find out how the divergent were exciting or special only to find out the answer is uninspired.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
AMAZING BOOK
April 29th, 2014
Can't put the book down I havent gotton this intreasted in a book in a loooooooong time
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 28th, 2014
Excellent! Couldn't put it down.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Great new series.
April 27th, 2014
I enjoyed this book moor than I thought I would. Interesting characters, and a fascinating new world to explore.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 27th, 2014
I think that Divergent brings another twist on the young adult literature. It could easily have turned out to be a blatant adaptation of the Hunger Games but it wasn't the case at all.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Couldn't put it down!
April 24th, 2014
I wanted to read it before i watched the movie now reading insurgent sooooo good!!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 23rd, 2014
Great book! I couldn't. Stop reading and. that's. what I love about a a good book.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Read it in a day!
April 21st, 2014
Not the best book I've ever read but still good. Hard to put down. Got me through a very slow day at work haha!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent is AMAZING
April 20th, 2014
An amazing book with great character development and a very unique plot.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Dad
April 16th, 2014
I enjoyed this book. The use of the first person present tense was a little annoying at times, but it worked! Great story line, character development and creativity by the author. It's a page turner!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 14th, 2014
I couldn't put it down I just had to keep reading to see what happened to Tris and Four
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Awesome
April 13th, 2014
This is a fantastic book that is now a movie. I would definitely recommend reading this book. It is a action, love story about a corrupt government. It's almost like the hunger games but more betrayal between the characters. If you read this book you should finish the rest of the divergent series.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 12th, 2014
I can't wait to read Insurgent and Allegiant!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
1st Book I Want To Read Again!
April 10th, 2014
Ahh! I knew as soon as I heard about it that it was perfect for me...(a teenager) with action and a little romance. See I love and I mean LOVE action in books. And there was romance that made me invest in the characters, but not to much to overpower the plot. Now if someone reading this hasn't read it yet, well you just need to in order to understand my love for this book and how intriguing it is.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Wow!!
April 10th, 2014
What an amazing book!! Had to purchase the next one right away - couldn't put this book down!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
Wow!!
April 10th, 2014
What an amazing book!! Had to purchase the next one right away - couldn't put this book down!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
Love it!
April 8th, 2014
Though it took me a couple of chapters to love the book but is a good read!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent
April 8th, 2014
There is no book two also it is way better than the hunger games
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
April 7th, 2014
This book was a favorite. I love how this book slowly unravels many questions readers would be asking throughout the book. Although, I'll be honest, as a reader, I believe ALMOST the scenes were perfect, I didn't appreciate ONLY a little bit of the book. But that does not change the fact that I love this book. I highly recommend this. I'll be buying the other two books. :) Can't wait.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Tobias and tris
April 5th, 2014
Love ment to be
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
Tobias and tris
April 5th, 2014
Love ment to be
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
Divergent
April 4th, 2014
Great read. Looking forward to reading book two!!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Divergent by Veronica Roth
April 4th, 2014
At first, it was difficult to get into the storyline. But as I preserved, it became very interesting book. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next two books
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS