in the first chapter of Divergent
we get to know beatrice, she is the
protagonist of the story and lives together with her parents and her older brother, C
From the very begginning we realize how generous/altruistic/selflessness/benevolent are the people depicted in the novel/work/book. They have a simple life, carefree, not concerned with vanities. They lifestyle focusing mostly on helping others.
So, from the information derived from the text/story, we/one can (safely) conclude that Beatrice lives in the city  outskirts; where she and her brother go to school. To get there, they need to cath/take a bus, the road is patchy and full of potholes and cracks (in it).
While the story rolls on/unfolds, Beatrice will prove her worth to gain symphaty to be a member of a group/clique, the one she feels she belongs to. 
But the story also reveals , that even before the tests begin, her admiration to dauntless members from the other group/clique, characterized for being brave and fearless.
 Outskirts - Generally, far from the city/town.
Unless it stated otherwise, as in "in the outskirst not far from the city/not far from the beach...etc.http://www.learnersdictionary.com/qa/in ... -outskirts
Group, a good choice of word here, "clique" is also a group, but sometimes understood as "panela/panelinha". Gang, only in highly informal/colloquial/slangy contexts, a no no most of the time.
This is just a bit of text polishing, others can polish it up. So, let´s wait for more.
It is also a bit of "an idea", I didn´t mean to change your text much, but I feel I did, it´s up to you to spot the places where you can keep and the ones that (really) need to be left out/changed. I leave that as your homework, he hee.