Betrice, the main character, is a 16 year old. She is walking with her brother caleb to go take their test
Beatrice takes her aptitude test with a dauntless administrator named tori. Beatrice is very nervous.
"have a seat and get comfortable, my name is Tori"
"beatrice, your results were inconclusive
Beatrice's aptitude test results were inconclusive, giving her 3 faction options instead of one.
16 year olds from every faction come to the choosing ceremony. There are here to choose what faction they will be with for the rest of their lives. caleb chooses Erudite and beatrice chooses dauntless.
"i shift my hand to the left and my blood sizzles on the coals"
beatrice meets cristina, a candor transfer, who helps her onto the train taking them to the dauntless compound, soon become friends