Road Trip Wednesday – Factions from “Divergent”


For this week’s YA Highway’s road trip Wednesday, they ask “What Faction Are You?” referring to the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth.

I’ve never actually read the Divergent novels, though I’ve been meaning to. From what I can tell, and from the wonders of Wikipedia, there are five factions; Abnegation: the selfless, Erudite: the intelligent, Amity: the peaceful, Candor: the honest, and Dauntless: the brave.

I can cross of dauntless because I’m terrified of Ferris wheels and heights in general. Though I am relatively smart, I was not cast in Ravenclaw on Pottermore, so I figure I’m not a genius. The last three are a tie; not really being able to choose one in particular.

I’m an honest person, but I don’t think I have any deep connection with candor. I like putting other people’s problems in front of mine, and I like blending in with the crowd, so I guess I could be partly considered in the abnegation faction. But, I feel most connected with the amity faction, never wanting there to be tension in anything and just wanting everyone around me to be happy and calm.

I now desperately want to read Divergent, but I guess I’ll just have to add it to the long list of books I need to read. What faction do you consider yourself in?

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