The future is here and the world is a scary place. Beatrice has turned sixteen, and now she must make the most important decision of her life. She must join a faction and go through the initiation to be a member. Being factionless is not an option if you want to survive. The question is, which faction? Each represents what the members feel is the most important for the survival of man: Abnegation-her current faction-prizes selflessness above all else; Dauntless strives for courage and being a warrior; Candor believes in telling the truth no matter how hurtful or trivial; Euradite guards the need for knowledge at all costs; and Amity cherishes nurturing and caring for all citizens. Beatrice can chose her current faction, or forge a new path, breaking all ties with her family and the past.
This book series is the next Hunger Games. The action is amazing, the idea is fresh and the twists keep it that way, the morality it forces the reader to ponder keeps it in your brain constantly. I loved it. I read along with Beatrice, wondering at her decisions as I made my own. I can not recommend this strongly enough.