I just started Divergent. Haven't read very far yet. I know some schools are using this as required reading. I was shocked at the initial description of the Factionless and their roles in society. My initial impression is that those who struggle in school and are required to read this book may very easily be turned off within the first few chapters with the description of the Factionless and their roles in society. I almost put the book down because our society does see those with the same roles in society as it was described in Divergent. I can't see how a struggling student that knows s/he is destined for one of these roles in our society will want to continue reading a book where they have been deemed less worthy. But then again, our HS wants everyone to go to college! I'm hoping that as the book comes along, attitudes would change becaues the Factionless in our society play a critical role in keeping our communities functioning, yet they are often seen as lesser and treated so. Keeping an open mind and hoping the Factionless actually get some respect.