Divergent Review

This story takes place in a city in the future. The city is divided into 5 factions: Abnegation, meant for the selfless; Amity, meant for the peaceful; Candor, meant for the honest; Dauntless, meant for the brave; and Erudite, meant for the knowledgeable. On a given day each year, all sixteen-year-olds take an aptitude test that will tell them for which faction they are best suited. After receiving the results of their test, they must decide whether to remain with their family or transfer to a new faction.
When Beatrice takes her aptitude test, the results are inconclusive: instead of fitting into any one faction, 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.
On Choosing Day Beatrice makes the decision to leave Abnegation and join Dauntless.
She becomes good friends with fellow transfer initiates Christina, Al, and Will. She is also introduced to their instructor, Four, who explains that they must pass an initiation process before they are accepted as Dauntless members. They must rank in the top ten at the end of initiation, or else they will be dismissed and become factionless.
Initiation is broken into three stages. The first involves learning how to handle guns and knives as well as engaging in hand-to-hand combat.
Stage two puts the initiates into simulations in which they will encounter various fears—and are tested by how quickly they are able to calm down. Because Tris is Divergent, she is able to recognize that she is under a simulation while others do not, and she can even manipulate the system.
The final stage of their initiation is the fear landscape, a gathering of all of their fears in a single simulation. In the fear landscape, all of them, Divergent or not, will be aware that they are under a simulation and must use the skills they learned in the previous stages to break out of each fear.
Tris goes into her fear landscape for...