In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
c.j.'s thoughtsI kept seeing this and stupidly, I didn't read it when it came out. "Too much like the Hunger Games," I thought. "I'm a silly grad student with too many papers to write and I don't have time for fun," I thought. Clearly I thought wrong, because everything I hear about this book is good. And, okay, the clincher? It's set in Chicago. I have an overwhelming soft spot for anything set in, referring to, or remotely related to Chicago. So as soon as I get a copy, I will be devouring it!