Back in July, fan-fiction associated with The Divergent Trilogy first made an appearance on FanFiction.net, and there were five main pieces available at that time. Now, quite a few more are available, so I’ve done a run-through of each of the newest offerings from that site.
- “Welcome to Dauntless” by I Hate Being a Muggle
This short piece chronicles the moment when “Tris” becomes the “first jumper” through the eyes of “Four.” He thinks he remembers her somehow and then realizes she’s come from Abnegation as well. In Divergent, we only learn that he was a part of that faction near the end of the story, so this was a nice place to insert that information. Also, anytime we can read the story’s events through the eyes of “Four,” it’s a good thing, right? . . .
- “Of Bravery and Selflessness: Four’s Story” by Soufulinspiration
. . . Which is also what we get in this story. Only, it’s a totally different take. In this story, we meet “Four” before his own choosing ceremony. He’s still a member of Abnegation and lives under the cruel reign of “Marcus,” his father. We come to know, through this little piece, why it is that “Four” chose Dauntless and why he still fears his father so, years later.
- “A New Kind of Divergence” by StoriesOfAnotherNight
Somehow, this story follows the just-discussed one very nicely. It takes place during “Four’s” choosing ceremony, in which he decides to join the Dauntless faction. It’s short and sweet and to the point. Being Dauntless, for “Four,” means being free. I enjoyed that sentiment.
- “A Kinda Peaceful Dauntless” by moonshadow427
This was a new take on the simulation portion of choosing. An Amity-born, “Hope,” finds out that she’s Divergent. I liked the glimpse of the Amity faction offered here.
- “The Date They Never Had” by Ansosa
“Tris” and “Four” decide to have a real date in this one, only it’s interrupted by a few familiar faces who decide now’s the time to finish what they started at the chasm. A little hokey, but not bad.
- “Reconstruction” by The Sweetest Blasphemy
This story shows some of the aftermath of Divergent‘s ending. “Tris” walks around to find another of her friends has died in the bloodbath.
- “Decisions, Decisions” by Secretsareforkeeping
This little piece focuses on an Amity member’s trip to the Aptitude Test. I like the quarrels that go on inside of her mind over having to be nice to another of her faction when she really doesn’t care for the person. It makes you realize that being an Amity member, too, can be a bit of a self-sacrifice.
- “One Day I’ll be Dauntless” by Amitydoesntkill
This is a brief look at the first step in the Dauntless initiation process through the eyes of “Christina’s” fellow Candor-born initiate.
- “It’s Time” by Alice-pyon
Last but certainly not least. This one gets into the mind of “Al” before he makes his big jump. His guilt over hurting “Tris” has consumed him, and he decides to just end it all. It’s a very somber story, but I liked the decision to take on “Al’s” voice in this moment very much.
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