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Neil Burger, 2014
Another day, another dystopia. This time it’s Chicago, long after some vague future war, its skyscrapers crumbling, its society divided into five factions by psychological type.
At 16, everyone must take a personality test and choose their faction – but what if, like Tris (Shailene Woodley), you can’t be pigeonholed? Thereby hangs this glossy sci-fi fable, based on Veronica Roth’s novel.
With its thrills, spills and tender romance, it’s immaculately crafted to appeal to square-peg teens, and anyone else for whom plausibility is not a priority.
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