In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into ve actions—Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite—each dedicated to the cultivation o a particular virtue. Now that she’s sixteen, Beatrice must select the action to which she will devote the rest o her lie and decide between staying with her amily or being who she eels she really is. But she also has a secret—one she’s kept hidden rom everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. As Beatrice chooses her path and starts training to become a contributing member o society, she discovers unrest and growing confict that threaten to unravel the very oundations o the world she knows. She also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. A “perect society” unravels, revealing an electriying dystopian world, in this rst book o the Divergent trilogy. ABOUT THe BOOK DISCUSSION QUeSTIONS 1. What purpose does each o the ve actions serve in society? What personality types are drawn toward each action? Do you think these actions represent every basic personality type and ulll all the basic needs o people? I not, what action(s) would you create to ll in any gaps? 2. What was the reason behind the creation o the actions? Do you think the actions are working “toward a better society and a better world” (p. 44) as they say they are? What about the structure seems to be working or Tris’s society? What doesn’t seem to be working at all? 3. What action do you think you would have been born into, given your amily and its values? Which action would you select at your Choosing Ceremony? Why? How would you eel about making a decision that would determine your lie’s course at the age o sixteen? 4. What choices have you made that have changed you? What uture choices will you also make, and how do you think that they will change you?