Review by Vince, age 13
This book takes place in the future of Chicago, where society is divided up into five factions which are Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and finally Erudite (the intelligent). On a certain day, residents of Chicago who are sixteen years of age must settle in one of these factions for the rest of their lives. You may wonder how they are going to complete school? Well, the factions provide their education and other dangerous skills that can help throughout their lives.
Beatrice Prior, who is the main character of the book, makes a surprising choice that stuns many people. During her life in this faction, she struggles alongside her fellow peers to live out the choices she had made. They all have to go through a devastating test and with some tough consequences. Along with undergoing all this pressure, some pleasant things happen which fit in the life Beatrice has chosen. She also has a secret that cannot be revealed because it can lead to death.
This book was a very interesting book with many actions happening throughout. There were some amazing lessons to be learned that could be useful in the real world. The main point of this book is to show how brave, how strong, and how responsible teens should be like. Otherwise, their lives can possibly be ruined. This book is a real page turner and a lot of teens should read this.
Out of five stars, I would give this book five stars because all of the elements of this type of book were included and always caught my attention for every sentence. It has a mixture of different genres, which makes it amusing to read. Teens from the age of 13-18 should read it because it's enjoyable and has good tips for life.