Divergent By: Veronica Roth
This is a book/series that has been recommended to me for awhile and surprisingly I didn't reject the suggestion like I do with a lot of "trendy" books. It was on my list, it just took awhile to get to. But once I started this book I was hooked. This book reminded me of both the giver and the hunger games combined. That is the only way that I can explain it. I really enjoyed the first book and I am currently enjoying the second book. :) As usually here is what the Amazon review says:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.