A dystopian trilogy, the Divergent series begins when Tris and “Four” (Tobias) turn 16. They do not fit into only one of five possible faction choices, so they are labeled Divergent. This labeling is the initial conflict in the trilogy. The many additional conflicts plus themes of sacrifice, freedom, individuality, and guilt are woven throughout the three novels, and they can all be traced with the help of this sidekick.
In Divergent, Tris chooses to join the Dauntless faction and manages to not only survive, but also excel during harsh Dauntless training. She is caught up in a faction battle, and the second novel in the series, Insurgent, follows her involvement in the struggle, as she and her friends become targets due to their Dauntless natures.
Allegiant provides answers about what exists outside the walled city, while introducing a final battle. Tris and her friends discover the truth about the factions' purposes and intents, achieving freedom in the process. As you read the Divergent series, the chapter analyses in this companion piece are especially useful for recalling the action in previous novels.
The Divergent series has many interesting characters that leave and reappear, thanks to love interests and biological relationships. The trilogy is written from a first-person perspective, so what we know of these characters is limited at times. Assistance in tracing their background and importance as they make multiple appearances throughout the three novels is provided in this comprehensive accompaniment.
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