65 pages 2 hours read

Veronica Roth


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2013

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Chapters 16-20

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 16 Summary: “Tobias”

Tobias wakes up at midnight and goes to the compound atrium. Amar follows him and explains how he’s alive. Amar faked his death because he was Divergent, and Jeanine was killing the Divergents. He says Natalie helped get him out of the city but confirms that she is dead. Tobias learns that Tori’s brother Georgie is alive when he was also believed dead. Amar then tells Tobias that Marcus’ trial is set for later this morning.

Chapter 17 Summary: “Tris”

Tris wakes before dawn and walks through the compound back to a sculpture, a large, dark stone with a glass water tank suspended over it. Water falls one drop at a time from the tank onto the stone. Zoe says hello from the other side of the sculpture and explains the sculpture’s symbolism. The water represents the potential to change a problem, and the rock represents the problem. Each drop of water that hits the stone is what people can do to change that problem. Zoe tells Tris that David wants to see Tris in the lab. As they walk, Zoe continues to explain more about the experiments. The Bureau found that cities with