Divergent is the debut novel of American novelist Veronica Roth, published byHarperCollins Children's Books in 2011.

Divergent is the debut novel of American novelist Veronica Roth, published byHarperCollins Children's Books in 2011. The novel is the first of the Divergent trilogy, a series of young-adult dystopian novels set in the Divergent Universe.[1] The novel Divergentfeatures a post-apocalyptic version ofChicago and follows Beatrice "Tris" Prior as she explores her identity within a society that defines its citizens by their social and personality-related affiliation with five factions, which removes the threat of anyone exercising independent will and re-threatening the population's safety. Underlying the action and dystopian focused main plot is a romantic subplot between Tris and one of her instructors in the Dauntless faction, nicknamed Four.