Books for Each Faction

If you were part of the dystopian craze nearly a decade ago, like me, then you are familiar with all the factions from Divergent by Veronica Roth. The factions are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the kind), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). Here are some books that match each faction.

Dauntless

Valuing bravery to the point of recklessness. Desiring to be warriors.

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein has a secret agent using all her valor to stay alive when she’s captured by the enemy.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is another popular dystopian from the 2000s about a girl entering a deadly competiton in her sister’s place and sparking a revolution.
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick has to do with a Cambodian boy and how soldiers tear him from his family and force him into a labor camp.

Erudite

Valuing logic and reason, scoffing sometimes at emotion, the erudite love to rule with their head over their heart.

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle showcases brilliant and gifted children on a search for their father across space and time.
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley is about a brilliant 11-year-old chemist who must clear her father’s name when he is accused of murder
  • Slated by Teri Terry follows Kyla after her memory was wiped for being too “difficult.”

Amity

Valuing peace even in times of danger. Protesting all acts of violence.

  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver follows teenage Samantha as she is forced to live the last day of her life over and over until she can make peace with the person she was.
  • Brazen by Katherine Longshore follows the couple of Fitz and Mary Howard who are limited by the rules of court and unsure whether they should keep the peace or fight for their love.
  • Sorta Like A Rockstar by Matthew Quick is about friendly and optimistic Amber Appleton, who lives in a school bus with her mom.

Abnegation

Valuing generosity and selflessness even to the point where self-sacrifice becomes unhealthy.

  • Every Day by David Leviathan has to do with an entity that wakes up in a different body each day, attempting to live their life without derailing anyone else’s.
  • The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins showcases Aerity and her selfless decision to give up her dreams of love to save her family and kingdom when a new evil threatens them.
  • Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman has a character living in a juvenile detention center but doesn’t let her circumstances keep her from defending the weak.

Candor

Valuing honesty, even when it hurts someone’s feelings. The truth is always the best policy.

  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler illustrates the ending of an adolescent love and the bitter truths behind the relationship.
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero is told in diary format from the point of view of high school senior Gabi, refusing to hold anything back.
  • I, Witness by Norah McClintock is a graphic novel about a witness to a murder, wrestling with the danger of telling the truth.

By myadventure2017

Writer, Reader, Bookstagrammer, Booktoker, Blogger

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