So here I am covered with papers to grade (yes, you guys, I do read EVERYTHING you write) and I am trying to hide from them so I can read...Divergent, by Veronica Roth. This YA novel was published in 2011. Where was I? How did it take me this long to dive into this series? I have read 135 pages in one sitting and I wish I could find time to keep reading. If you are looking for a book similar to The Giver, here it is. That same question pops up: should YOU have any real choice in how YOU live YOUR life? In this world you choose (at age 16) one of five factions...or be factionless--a fate worse than death, some say. Does every person fit into one faction? Think about it...do we, in our world, only fit into one group? I certainly hope not. But what if that is the way of the world...I will read on (as soon as I finish your essays) and keep you posted. Some of you have read this book, I am sure...what do you think?