Set in a dystopic future where society has been divided into five factions that represent different virtues, teenagers are given the choice to stay within their faction or switch to another - for the remainder of their lives. Beatrice Prior's choice surprises everyone. As Tris is put to the test through a highly competitive initiation process along with the rest of her faction-members, she undergoes extreme physical and intense psychological challenges. But Tris is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group, a secret that would mean certain death in a society built on divisions. As she comes across a growing conflict that leads her to question her seemingly perfect society, her secret might help her save the people she loves or very well destroy her.