Beatrice Prior is sixteen and has to make a tough choice. Years ago there was a terrible war and now society is divided into five different factions, each valuing a specific character trait. Beatrice must take an aptitude test to discover whether she belongs in Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (friendship), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (courage), or Erudite (intelligence). Choosing a faction is the least of her problems. If she fails the initiation, she will be factionless and have no hope for a future. Is she strong enough to handle the consequences of her choices?
A 2012 YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee.