Reader’s Guide to the Divergent Series

Reader’s Guide to the Divergent Series

NOTES: This page describes the standard and exclusive print editions for books in the Divergent series, and other official printed promotional materials and booklets. They are listed in order based on the chronological content of their material, not in the order of when printed. (So, for instance, “Veronica Roth Answers Four Questions” is first because it talks about the author’s process in creating the series.)

For lists of questions answered by Veronica Roth, see my page on Question Lists and FAQs. The purpose of that page is to present the lists of questions found in various standard and exclusive editions so you can see which edition has questions you’d like to read how she answered.

Here is a “gallery” of the various print materials described on this page:

To see a full-screen version of the covers, click on the image thumbnails when they appear in the sections below.

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VERONICA ROTH ANSWERS FOUR QUESTIONS

Veronica Roth Answers Four Questions

Veronica Roth Answers Four Questions

NOTES: This brochure was used as a promotional giveaway at least at Barnes and Noble, according to some that have been listed on eBay.

The size (folded) is 6″ x 6″.

Brochure Contents

Question 1. Who is your favorite antagonist?

Question 2. If you could catch anyone reading your book, who would it be?

Question 3. How did you come up with each faction’s values?

Question 4. What was your inspiration behind the character of Tris? Why did you choose Tris to be in Dauntless?

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FOUR

Four: A Divergent Collection

Four: A Divergent Collection

NOTES: Four is 285 pages plus 2 pages Acknowledgments.

ISBN = 978-0062345219.

Sticker: Exclusive scenes included!

Four – Stories and Exclusive Scenes

  • Introduction
  • The Transfer
  • The Initiate
  • The Son
  • The Traitor
  • “First Jumper – Tris!”
  • “Careful, Tris.”
  • “You Look Good, Tris.”

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DIVERGENT: One Choice Can Transform You.

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Divergent ~ Standard Edition

Divergent Standard Edition

Divergent Standard Edition

NOTES: The Standard Divergent novel is 487 pages plus 2 pages Acknowledgments and 72 pages Standard bonus materials.

Standard edition ISBN = 978-0062289841 (Hardcover) and 978-0062024039 (Paperback).

Sticker: goodreads choice award: favorite book

Standard Divergent Bonus Materials (72 pages)

  • Q&A with Veronica Roth [13 questions]
  • Quotations that Inspired Divergent [6 quotes]
  • Veronica Roth’s Divergent Playlist [10 songs]
  • Writing Tips from Veronica Roth
  • Discussion Questions [15 questions]
  • Veronica Roth Talks about Utopian Worlds
  • Faction Naming with Veronica Roth
  • Faction Quiz [7 questions]
  • Faction Quiz Results
  • Faction Manifestos – Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, Dauntless
  • Sneak Peek of Insurgent [2 chapters]

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Divergent ~ Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Divergent Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Divergent Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

NOTES: The Barnes and Noble edition of Divergent is 487 pages in the novel, plus 2 pages Acknowledgments, 72 pages Standard bonus materials, and 18 pages exclusive bonus materials.

Barnes and Noble exclusive edition ISBN = 978-0062194060 (Paperback).

Sticker: Exclusive never-before-seen faction histories inside!

Barnes and Noble Exclusive Divergent Bonus Materials (18 pages)

Excerpts from Faction History: A Textbook

  • Introduction
  • Our Motto: “Faction Before Blood”
  • Abnegation: The Selfless
  • Amity: The Peaceful
  • Candor: The Honest
  • Dauntless: The Brave
  • Erudite: The Intelligent
  • The Factionless

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Divergent ~ Target Exclusive Edition

Divergent Target Exclusive Edition

Divergent Target Exclusive Edition

NOTES: The Target edition of Divergent is 487 pages in the novel, plus 2 pages Acknowledgments, a bonus DVD (15:30 minutes), and no other bonus materials.

Target exclusive edition ISBN = 978-0062345462 (Hardcover).

Sticker: Only at Target. Exclusive DVD inside! New interview with Veronica Roth. Behind the scenes on her tour and the film set.

Target Exclusive Divergent DVD (15:30 minutes)

A Candid Conversation with Veronica Roth”

  • The Inspiration (00:00 – 02:00)
  • The Development (02:00 – 05:00)
  • The Story Continues: Insurgent and Allegiant (05:00 – 06:00)
  • The Film (06:00 – 10:20)
  • The Fans (10:20 – 13:30)
  • Tea Parties (13:30 – 15:30)

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Divergent Collector’s Edition

Divergent Collector's Edition

Divergent Collector’s Edition

NOTES: The Divergent Collector’s Edition is 487 pages in the novel, and 78 pages of bonus materials (most of them unique to this edition).

Divergent Collector’s Edition ISBN = 978-0062352170 (Hardcover).

Sticker: Contains Veronica Roth’s writing process, movie script excerpt, poster, and much more!

Divergent Collector’s Edition Bonus Materials (78 pages)

  • From Tobias to Tris
  • Dauntless Compound Map
  • The Evolution of Caleb
  • Renderings of Choosing Ceremony Bowls
  • Fear and Your Brain: The Psychological Science of Exposure Therapy Behind Divergent, by Brian J. Mistler, PhD
  • Excerpt from Official Divergent Movie Script [two scenes: capture the flag, and the zip line from Hancock Tower]
  • Favorite Quotes from Divergent, Illustrated by Initiates. [Illustrators: Shyannah Clementson, Risa Rodil, Danemar Kristine Calise, and Delaney Verger.]
  • Divergent Discussion Questions [has 14 questions that are the same as in the Standard edition, but missing question #15 from that edition]

Divergent Collector’s Edition ~ Packaging Features

  • Metallic foil embossed cloth cover with Dauntless fire logo.
  • Blue cloth hardcover with Dauntless fire logo imprinted in copper ink, plus the slogan: “Be brave! V. Roth.”
  • Four-color fold-out poster. Single-sided, folded in half and then in thirds. Folded up size is approximately 4.25″ x 7.5″, so unfolded size is approximately 13″ x 15. It features the Dauntless fire logo, the Ferris wheel, and a quote from the Dauntless Manifesto: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
  • Satin ribbon placeholder.

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INSURGENT: One Choice Can Destroy You.

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Insurgent ~ Standard Edition

Insurgent Standard Edition

Insurgent Standard Edition

NOTES: The Standard Insurgent novel is 525 pages plus 3 pages Acknowledgments and no Standard bonus materials.

Standard edition ISBN = 978-0062024046 (Hardcover) and 978-0062024053 (Paperback).

Sticker: [None.]

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Insurgent ~ Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Insurgent Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Insurgent Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

NOTES: The Barnes and Noble Insurgent novel is 525 pages, 3 pages Acknowledgments, 30 pages Standard bonus materials, and 11 pages exclusive bonus materials.

Barnes and Noble Insurgent edition ISBN = 978-0062388452 (Paperback).

Sticker: Exclusive! Deleted scene + Q&A with Veronica Roth!

Barnes and Noble Exclusive Insurgent Bonus Materials

  • Insurgent Alternative Beginning
  • Evelyn’s Speech to the Factionless
  • The Reality of Grief
  • Veronica Roth’s Faction Playlists [3 songs for each, including for the Factionless]
  • Insurgent Discussion Questions [12 questions]
  • Deleted Scene: Tris’s Erudite Hallucination [Exclusive to Barnes and Noble]
  • Q&A with Veronica Roth [4 questions re: Caleb; exclusive to Barnes and Noble]
  • An Excerpt from Allegiant [2 chapters, 10 pages; shorter than the excerpt in the Target edition]

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Insurgent ~ Target Exclusive Edition

Insurgent Target Exclusive Edition

Insurgent Target Exclusive Edition

NOTES: The Target Insurgent novel is 525 pages, 3 pages Acknowledgments, 30 pages Standard bonus materials, and 12 pages exclusive bonus materials.

Target Insurgent edition ISBN = 978-0062024053 (Paperback).

Sticker: In theatres March 2015. Bonus materials inside!

Target Exclusive Bonus Materials

  • Insurgent Alternative Beginning
  • Evelyn’s Speech to the Factionless
  • The Reality of Grief
  • Veronica Roth’s Faction Playlists [3 songs for each Faction, including for the Factionless]
  • Insurgent Discussion Questions [12 questions]
  • An Excerpt from Allegiant [4 chapters, 22 pages; longer than the excerpt in the Barnes and Noble edition]

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Insurgent Collector’s Edition

Insurgent Collector's Edition

Insurgent Collector’s Edition

NOTES: The Insurgent Collector’s Edition is 525 pages in the novel, 3 pages of Acknowledgments, and 43 pages of bonus materials (most of them unique to this edition).

Insurgent Collector’s Edition ISBN = 978-0062234933 (Hardcover).

Sticker: Contains Free Four, a pivotal scene retold. Faction Tattoos, poster, and much more!

Insurgent Collector’s Edition Bonus Materials (43 pages)

  • Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Story [the knife-throwing scene]
    • Free Four: An Introduction
    • Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Story
  • Q&A with Veronica Roth [11 questions]
  • Veronica Roth Talks about Character Death
  • Insurgent Discussion Questions [12 questions; not the same as in the Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition]
  • Celebrate the Series!
  • Veronica Roth’s Divergent Playlist [10 songs; same as in the Divergent bonus materials]
  • Veronica Roth’s Insurgent Playlist [5 songs; not the same as the Insurgent bonus material Faction Playlists in the exclusive editions from Barnes and Noble and Target]
  • Faction Party Tips & Recipes
    • How to Throw an Abnegation Party
    • How to Throw an Amity Party
    • How to Throw a Candor Party
    • How to Throw a Dauntless Party
    • How to Throw an Erudite Party

Insurgent Collector’s Edition ~ Packaging Features

  • Metallic foil embossed cloth cover with Amity tree logo.
  • Green cloth hardcover with the Amity tree fire logo imprinted in gold ink, plus the slogan: “Be strong! V. Roth.”
  • Four-color fold-out poster. Single-sided, folded into thirds. Approximate size of panels is 4.5″ x 8.25″. Size unfolded is approximately 13.5″ x 8.25″. Features the Amity tree logo and a quote from Insurgent: “We both have war inside of us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”
  • Faction tattoos (two sets of five faction tattoos).
  • Satin ribbon placeholder.

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THE WORLD OF VERONICA ROTH’S DIVERGENT SERIES

The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series

The World of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series

NOTES: The World of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series is 48 pages. A copy was included as a bonus book with the Divergent Series Box Set (slipcase with Divergent and Insurgent) and the Divergent Series Complete Box Set (slipcase with Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant).

The ISBN = 978-0062234919; 978-0062248268.  (I have seen both of these ISBNs used with this booklet. The first ISBN listed here goes with the copy I have in my collection.

The World of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series ~ Contents

  • Q&A with Veronica Roth
  • Quotations that Inspired Divergent
  • Veronica Roth’s Divergent Playlist
  • Veronica Roth’s Insurgent Playlist
  • Veronica Roth Talks About Utopian Worlds
  • Faction Naming with Veronica Roth
  • Character Naming with Veronica Roth
  • Faction Quiz
  • Faction Quiz Results
  • Faction Manifestos

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THE WORLD OF DIVERGENT: THE PATH TO ALLEGIANT

Path to Allegiant

The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant

NOTES: The print version of The World of Divergent is 44 pages, about 4.25″ x 6.5″.

The print edition ISBN = 978-0062315182.

At the time of setting up this blog, an E-book version of this booklet is available to download for free from the HarperCollins site and others.

The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant ~ Contents

  • Cover
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Explore the World of Beatrice Prior’s Dystopian Chicago and the Path to Allegiant
  • Veronica Roth Talks About Utopian Worlds
  • The Factions
  • What’s in a Name? [character naming]
  • Choose Your Faction [7 questions]
  • Faction Manifestos
    • Abnegation: The Selfless
    • Amity: The Peaceful
    • Candor: The Honest
    • Erudite: The Intelligent
    • Dauntless: The Brave
  • First Look! Never-Before-Seen-Quotes from Allegiant by Veronica Roth 10.22.13 [8 quotes with background artwork of the Chicago skyline]
  • Back Ads
  • About the Author [Kindle version]
  • Other books
  • Copyright [Kindle version]
  • About the Publisher [Kindle version]
  • Location [Kindle version]
  • Back Cover

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Comparing the Two Booklets:

The World of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series

and The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant

These two booklets overlap in much of their content. Sometimes only the chapter titles are different. Here is a composited table of contents that shows the main chapters. Chapters in yellow have the same title and content in both booklets. Where the content is the same but the title is different, the two versions are separated by a slash. Titles in orange go with The World of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series. Titles in brown go with The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant.

  • Q&A with Veronica Roth
  • Quotations that Inspired Divergent
  • Veronica Roth’s Divergent Playlist
  • Veronica Roth’s Insurgent Playlist
  • Explore the World of Beatrice Prior’s Dystopian Chicago and the Path to Allegiant
  • Veronica Roth Talks About Utopian Worlds
  • Faction Naming with Veronica Roth / The Factions
  • Character Naming with Veronica Roth / What’s in a Name?
  • Faction Quiz / Choose Your Faction
  • Faction Quiz Results / Choose Your Faction
  • Faction Manifestos
  • First Look! Never-Before-Seen-Quotes from Allegiant by Veronica Roth 10.22.13

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ALLEGIANT: Once Choice Will Define You.

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NOTES: There was a contest for the Allegiant Collector’s Edition, to vote on the fan choice for one of three deleted scenes to be included in its exclusive bonus materials. According to the article, the three candidates were:

Beyond the Serum: Candor Truth Telling: In this variation of Chapter 18 from INSURGENT, Jack Kang leads the Candor and Dauntless in a truth-telling ritual to piece together what happened during the attack by the Dauntless traitors.

Evelyn’s Vote: In this deleted scene from ALLEGIANT, Evelyn hosts an election to determine whether the people of the city will venture beyond the fence. Tobias learns just how devious his mother is and takes measures to gather support against her.

Strike First, Strike Hard: In this deleted scene from ALLEGIANT, Tris encounters Peter in a vulnerable moment in their old initiate dormitory. [This scene won the vote. I’ve not seen any news on whether the other two scenes will show up elsewhere sometime.]

Also, apparently, there is an exclusive Canadian edition of Allegiant from Chapters/Indigo which includes an exclusive deleted scene. I have not been able to find out any more specifics about the exclusive material yet.

Allegiant ~ Standard Edition

Allegiant Standard Edition

Allegiant Standard Edition

NOTES: The Standard Allegiant novel is 526 pages, 4 pages Acknowledgments, and 1 page Special Thanks. There are no Standard bonus materials with Allegiant, only exclusive features and the bonus materials section in the Allegiant Collector’s Edition.

Standard edition ISBN = 978-0062024060 (Hardcover) and 978-0062024077 (Paperback, scheduled for release January 19, 2016).

Sticker: [None.]

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Allegiant ~ Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Allegiant Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

Allegiant Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition

NOTES: This exclusive edition was apparently short-lived, and/or only used for author signings. (I purchased a copy on eBay, and I could not find a product page for it on the Barnes and Noble website at this time – October 2015.)

The book itself has the same ISBN as the Standard edition, but the dust jacket has a different ISBN. The book copyright page shows an ISBN = 978-0062024060 (Hardcover), but the dust jacket ISBN = 978-0062307347.

Stickers (two): [1] Signed by the author! [2] B&N exclusive never-before-seen journal entries inside!

Barnes and Noble Exclusive Allegiant Bonus Materials

  • There is an additional page in the front (right after the endpaper) designed for author signature. The top of the page says, “Exclusive Edition Allegiant.” The bottom of the page says, “#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Veronica Roth.” The middle two-thirds is a blank box for her signature.
  • There is a double-sided poster attached in the back, but perforated so it can be removed. It is folded into thirds, with panels being about 4.5″ wide x 8″ tall. So, the full size is approximately 13.5″ x 16″. The front of the poster features excerpts from Natalie Prior’s journals. On the back is a poster with three of the five faction logos (Amity tree, Erudite water, and Dauntless fire). The back of the poster also highlighting the slogans of the three books in the series: “Once choice can transform you, One choice can destroy you, one choice will define you.”

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Allegiant ~ Target Exclusive Edition

I do not have a copy of this edition, so see this Target page for images of the cover, signature, and About the Book/Discussion Question item.

NOTES: This exclusive edition has been available only on Target’s online store.

Target Allegiant edition ISBN = 978-1223063935.

Sticker: Signed by the author!

Target Exclusive Allegiant Bonus Materials

  • This edition is hand-signed by author Veronica Roth.
  • There is no clear indication in Target’s description that their edition had any additional exclusive features or bonus materials. However, the images posted with the description show some kind of card of specially printed page/mini-poster that has a paragraph “About the Book” plus 14 “Discussion Questions.”

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Allegiant Collector’s Edition

Allegiant 3 Collectors Edition

Allegiant Collector’s Edition

NOTES: The Standard Allegiant novel is 526 pages plus 4 pages Acknowledgments, 1 page Special Thanks, and no Standard bonus materials.

Allegiant Collector’s Edition ISBN = 978-0062394989.

Sticker: Contains Natalie’s journals, deleted scenes, discussion guide, and more!

Allegiant Collector’s Edition Bonus Materials (48 pages)

  • Natalie’s Journals. [This presentation differs from that of the Barnes and Noble exclusive edition, which printed excerpts from her journals on a removable poster. These are printed in the book itself.]
  • Deleted Scene from Allegiant: Fear Number Tattoos. [“This scene originally appears fight before Tris, Tobias, and the others leave the city for the outside world. It takes place at the now-abandoned Dauntless compound …”]
  • #VoteAllegiant Winning Scene: Strike First, Strike Hard. [A scene between Tris and Peter
  • Favorite Quotes from Allegiant, Illustrated by Initiates. [Illustrators: Risa Rodil, Danemar Kristine Calise, Maria Veronica F. Parajes, and Sulla Montes.]
  • Allegiant Discussion Questions [15 questions]

Allegiant Collector’s Edition ~ Packaging Features

  • Metallic foil embossed cloth cover with Erudite water logo.
  • Red cloth hardcover with the Erudite water fire logo imprinted in silver ink, plus the slogan: “Be mended. V. Roth.”
  • Four-color fold-out poster. Single-sided, folded into half, and then thirds. Approximate size of panels is 4.25″ x 7.5″. Size unfolded is approximately 12.75″ x 15″. Features the Erudite water logo and a quote from Tris: “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”
  • Satin ribbon placeholder.

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OTHER OFFICIAL DIVERGENT SERIES BOOKS

Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World ~ by Cecilia Bernard

Inside Divergent: The Initiate's World

Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World

This book is photo handbook and guide to the faction cultures and characters in the film version of Divergent. It is 144 pages and has more than 70 photographs.

ISBN = 978-0062315601.

 

Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World

Introduction

  • This is the Chicago of the Future
  • What is a Divergent?

The Five Factions

  • Abnegation: The Selfless
  • Amity: The Peaceful
  • Candor: The Honest
  • Dauntless: The Brave
  • Erudite: The Intelligent
  • The Factionless

The Initiates

  • Beatrice “Tris” Prior
  • CalebPrior
  • Peter
  • Christina
  • Will
  • Molly
  • Al

The Faction Members

  • Tobias/”Four”
  • Andrew Prior
  • Natalie Prior
  • Marcus Eaton
  • Jeanine Matthews
  • Tori Wu
  • Eric
  • Max

The Choice

  • The Aptitude Test
  • Choosing Day
  • “Faction Before Blood”
  • The Choosing Ceremony

Becoming Dauntless

  • The Trains
  • The Pit
  • The Chasm
  • The Dauntless Uniform
  • The Tattoo Parlor
  • The Dorms
  • The Dining Hall
  • Training
  • Knives and Guns
  • The Rankings
  • The Infirmary
  • The Fence
  • Visiting Day
  • The Fear Landscapes

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The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion ~ by Kate Egan

Divergent: Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Divergent: Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Description from the back cover: “Experience the making of the Divergent movie in this lush, oversize volume featuring more than a hundred and fifty full-color photos from the film … Also featured are illuminating interviews with author Veronica Roth, actors Shailene Woodly, Theo James, Miles Teller, director Neil Burger, co-screenwriter Evan Daugherty, and more.”

The book is 8.5″ x 10.75″ and 160 pages.

ISBN = 978-0062315625.

The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Acknowledgments

The Story of Divergent

  • Forced to Choose …

Moving Toward a Film

  • Enter Hollywood
  • Finding a Screenwriter
  • … Who Will Direct?
  • A Vision for Divergent
  • The Details Emerge
  • A City Becomes a Stage

A Search for the Perfect Cast

  • Who Will Play Tris?
  • Looking for Four
  • The Supporting Cast
  • Casting the Next Generation
  • Still Not Found: The Perfect Four

Training

  • Learning to Fight

Building the World of Divergent

  • Scouting Locations
  • A Home for Each Faction
  • The Abnegation Village
  • Inside the Priors’ Home
  • The Dauntless Compound
  • The Dauntless Dining Hall
  • The Dorms
  • Four’s Apartment
  • Fear Simulations
  • The Fence
  • The Trains

A Look for Each Faction: Costumes and Makeup

  • The Costume Designer Works from Rome
  • Dressing Dauntless
  • Abnegation’s Simplicity
  • The Sharp Look of the Erudite
  • The Contrast of Candor
  • The Friendly Look of Amity
  • Manufacturing the Costumes: A Massive Undertaking
  • Tattoos, Piercings, and Hardware

Shooting the Film

  • Long Days
  • Do I Do My Own Stunts?
  • Daunting for Dauntless
  • The Ferris Wheel, Capture the Flag, and the Zip Line
  • Off-Camera Fun
  • Meeting Kate Winslet
  • Divergent Fans in the House!
  • The Perfect Cameo
  • It’s a Wrap!

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