Divergent Thinking. YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent by Leah Wilson,Elizabeth Wein,Maria Snyder, et al.Perseus Books

By Leah Wilson,Elizabeth Wein,Maria Snyder, et al.Perseus Books Group|BenBella Books, Inc.||Smart PopYoung Adult NonfictionLiterary CriticismLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 12.02.2014Street date: 04.03.2014Reading level: Grade 9 -Lexile® Measure: 1230L

Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) has captured the hearts and strategies of hundreds of thousands of readers. In Divergent Thinking, YA authors discover much more of Tris and Tobias' global, including:

  • What Divergent's factions have in universal with one in all psychology's such a lot in demand character models
  • The biology of worry: the place it comes from and the way Tris and the opposite Dauntless may be able to triumph over it
  • Full-page maps finding all 5 faction headquarters and different sequence landmarks in modern-day Chicago, in accordance with clues from the books
  • Plus an awful lot extra, from why we adore identification shorthand like factions to Tris' hassle with honesty to the significance of selection, kin, and being brave
    With a dozen clever, remarkable, mind-expanding essays on all 3 books within the trilogy, Divergent Thinking presents a spouse healthy for even the main Erudite Divergent fan.
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    In some ways, this aspect of Tris’ story parallels the classic teen movie trope of an introverted teenager making the conscious decision to break out of her shell. Shortly after Tris joins Dauntless, Christina even gives her a makeover, replacing her gray clothes with a little black dress, lining her eyes with eyeliner, and declaring, “I’m going for noticeable” (Divergent). And yet, even after Tris transfers to Dauntless, aspects of her Abnegation roots remain. She is never a look at me, look at me kind of brave.

    Who hasn’t taken online personality tests, or sorted themselves (or their friends) into Hogwarts houses? Do you know which faction you would choose? Of course you do. At Hogwarts, I would be a Gryffindor, though that might just be because I know what answers to tick on the online quiz. In Divergent’s world I would choose Amity, no question. I’m too much of a wimp to be Dauntless, too selfish to be Abnegation, and too nice to be Candor. I was a science major in college (What’s your major? ), so I could easily choose Erudite .

    Earth In Chinese philosophy (as in Western philosophy), earth types are steadfast and dependable. They have a strong sense of duty and they make good administrators. They trust their own senses and they like concrete evidence they can put their hands on. Even though Abnegation uses stone to represent their faction in the Choosing Ceremony and Amity uses earth, Abnegation definitely fits the earth type when it comes to the classical elements—rock steady, dependable, selfless. And stone is, after all, part of the earth.

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