Beatrice Prior takes a test that is supposed to tell her what future to choose. However, the test fails because Beatrice is different. She is able to choose her path but in this society, being able to choose is bad. Beatrice changes her name to Tris and hopes to hide the truth about what she can do.
Highlights: Transformation from Beatrice to Tris
Lowlights: Violence, rejection
Tris struggles to deal with the deaths of those close to her that were inadvertently caused by her. She also learns that there are more people like her and Jeanine Matthews is determined to destroy them all.
Highlights: A new family
Tris and the others finally go beyond the wall and learn the truth about the rest of the world. Tobias struggles to learn about science and how it relates to your decisions and actions.
Highlights: Learning the truth about sacrifice and love
Lowlights: The "experiment," the ending
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- dystopian setting, strong heroine
Matched by Ally Condie- dystopian setting, love triangle
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