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“The Downfall of Dauntless” (Divergent Thinking)

February 10th, 2014 (05:26 am)

What makes a good man commit an evil act? How does a faction with high-minded ideals of “ordinary acts of bravery” and “the courage that drives one person to stand up for another” devolve into chaos, violence, and murder? Do genetics control a person’s acts, or can training and personal choice overcome “natural programming”? How does the physically strongest faction become the tool of another? This essay explores this and much more.

Description from Amazon.com
Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers. In Divergent Thinking, YA authors explore even more of Tris and Tobias’ world, including:

• What Divergent’s factions have in common with one of psychology’s most prominent personality models
• The biology of fear: where it comes from and how Tris and the other Dauntless are able to overcome it
• Full-page maps locating all five faction headquarters and other series landmarks in today’s Chicago, based on clues from the books
• Plus a whole lot more, from why we love identity shorthand like factions to Tris’ trouble with honesty to the importance of choice, family, and being brave

With a dozen smart, surprising, mind-expanding essays on all three books in the trilogy, Divergent Thinking provides a companion fit for even the most Erudite Divergent fan.

Contributor list:

Elizabeth Wein
Maria V. Snyder and Jenna Snyder
V. Arrow
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Mary Borsellino
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Debra Driza
Julia Karr
Dan Krokos
Elizabeth Norris
Janine K. Spendlove
Blythe Woolston

Available for purchase at Amazon.com

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