Published Date: May 3rd 2011
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
“I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
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