DIVERGENT series reading levels

The Divergent trilogy by Roth is a young adult dystopia set in a future where all of society is divided into four groups. Children live at home until they come of age and are tested to see which Faction they belong with. Woe to those who have skills that might place them in more than one group. They're divergent, dangerous, outcast. But perhaps their time has come at last.

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Book #1
bookcover of DIVERGENT  (Divergent series #1) by Veronica RossDIVERGENT
by Veronica Roth

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly

4.38 avg rating — 416,841 ratings

The setting is Chicago in the future where a large enclave of survivors live, their society structured so that it is divided into 5 factions. At 16, teens must choose their faction and for Beatrice Prior it's a dire decision. Why? Because she's 'divergent' -- a person who's mind is more flexible than most. You would think such an attribute would be appreciated, but no, as it turns out someone is murdering the divergent, and the question is why.

This first book in the series introduces the society and Beatrice's struggles as she switches from Abnegation to the military Dauntless. Adventure packed with heavy romance. (YA)

Reading Information:
Word Count: 105,143
Page Count: 576
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 144400
 Lexile: HL700L

Book #1.5
Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene

4.28 avg rating — 32,711 ratings

Roth retells a Divergent scene from Tobias's point of view and charges you for it.  (At one point this was free.  Perhaps closer to the release of ALLEGIANT it will be free again.)

Page Count:  16
no reading information

Book #2
bookcover of INSURGENT  (Divergent series #2) by Veronica RossINSURGENT
by Veronica Roth

4.30 avg rating — 222,795 ratings

Tris and Four find themselves at the center of a Faction war. 

Word Count: 106,028
Page Count: 544
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 151402
Lexile: HL710L

Book #3
bookcover of ALLEGIANT (Divergent series #3) by Veronica Ross

The hopefully exciting ending of this series.

What if your whole world was a lie?

What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?

What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

Word Count: 110,354
Page Count:  544
Accelerated Reader: 5.7 / points: 17.0
AR quiz: 162562
Lexile: 830L

The World of Divergent: Becoming Allegiant

This would appear to be a free Kindle story.


Four: A Divergent Story Collection  
February 11, 2014

There are five stories in this collection:  "The Transfer," "The Initiate," "The Son," "The Traitor," and "Free Four".   (See Free Four above.  It's the only story currently published.)

You can purchase them all at one, or individually.  Free Four, as just mentioned, is published but the rest of the stories won't be released until the beginning of September of 2013.  This collection won't be available until 2014.

-- The Transfer
September 24, 2013

-- The Initiate
December 17, 2013

-- The Son 
January 21, 2014

-- The Traitor
February 11, 2014

compiled by Pam

Updated November 2013