In this book the protagonist is a sixteen year old girl named Beatrice Prior. A girl from Abnegation who will have to make the biggest decision of her life. However before I get into specifics I must tell you a little about Abnegation and the other factions mentioned in this book. The other faction’s are Candor, Amity, Erudite, and Dauntless. Abnegation is a faction filled with selfless people who are also very courteous and humble . They try to perfect themselves by being humble and respectful. Candor are the kind of people who try to right themselves by telling the truth and being able to see who is lying to them. Amity are the peace loving people who right themselves by being non violent and generally happy people. Kind of a ” peace man ” atmosphere. Erudite right themselves by trying to fill their undying thirst for knowledge. The Dauntless right themselves by being fearless as their name would imply.
Beatrice is very torn about leaving her family in Abnegation or not leaving them. You see all of the faction’s sixteen year olds must choose between the five faction’s in which they may live in the future. The day this choice is made is nicknamed “Choosing Day”. If one does not choose a faction on choosing day they then become factionless or as we now call it homeless.
Beatrice and her older brother Caleb must make the choice between family and faction in this highly interesting book. There may be a few romantic paragraphs along the way but all in all a good read. Thrilling and unpredictable even in the small parts of the morning.