Divergent Google Diary

My Google Diary for Divergent

My Google Diary for DivergentDivergent by Veronica Roth



When I read, I ask a LOT of questions.  Here’s some stuff I searched or wondered about while reading Divergent by Veronica Roth.

From my review:

I really enjoyed the factions. The world is divided into these mini-societies that cultivate different virtues kind of like Hogwarts, but with a dystopian flare. It was very interesting and it made me think a lot about the fine line between a virtue becoming a vice if you’re not careful…Read more

It’s a great dystopian novel that is so unique with a rich and interesting world.

The Factions

My favorite part by far about Divergent was the factions.  Each faction has an entire culture dedicated to cultivating a certain virtue.  I had a hard time keeping them straight at first, so I made a little guide for myself to help my sucky memory.

All five factions with their symbol and virtue.

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Those who blamed selfishness formed Abnegation.

Virtue: Selflessness

Colors and accessories they wear: Gray. They wear no accessories besides a plain watch because they don’t like to draw attention to themsleves.

Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Gray stones.

Abnegation Official Tumblr


Those who blamed ignorance formed Erudite.

Virtue: Intelligence

Colors and accessories they wear: Blue because it calms the mind.  A lot of them wear glasses.

Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Water

Erudite Official Tumblr


Those who blamed duplicity formed Candor.

Virtue: Honesty

Colors and accessories they wear: Black and white because they see the truth as black and white.  Men often wear suits with white ties.

Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Glass

Candor Official Tumblr


Those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless.

Virtue: Bravery

Colors and accessories they wear: Black. They usually get tattoos.

Symbol at the choosing ceremony:  Lit coals

Dauntless Official Tumblr


Those who blamed aggression formed Amity.

Virtue: Kindness

Colors and accessories they wear: Red and yellow.  They like wearing jewelry and make-up.

Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Earth

Amity Official Tumblr


Another cool thing about Divergent is that it’s set in a futuristic and devastated Chicago.  Here’s a few places mentioned in Divergent that are real.

The Sears Tower

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 I didn’t know until I did a Google search that they changed the name of the Sears Tower to the Willis Tower.  Ugh. I hate it when they change names for buildings like that.  Anyway.  In the book they call it The Hub.

Michigan Avenue

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Hancock Building

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Lake Shore Drive

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About Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth was born in a Chicago suburb, and studied creative writing at Northwestern University. She and her husband currently live in the city that inspired the setting of the Divergent Trilogy.



  1. This is great! I loved the factions too and got them confused at first. The pictures are cool. Good job.

    Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction

  2. Ashley Evans says:

    This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing!  It’s a great way of visualizing the book. :)

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