Full time college student with some reading on the side
I loved Trish! Finally, a strong, smart female protagonist who does not stand by and let others define who she is. She's stubborn, butt kicking, and clever, but is bound by reality and does not always win. I have to admit, some of the violence was cringe inducing, and maybe even a bit frustrating? But I can appreciate the realistic nature of her emotional and physical struggles. What I really enjoyed about the book is how perceptive Roth is to human emotions and the driving forces behind their actions. Trish does not always make to right choice, and more often than not, knowingly turns away from the socially right things to do, but it resonated because I could understand why she made the decisions she made. There are layers in this story that touch upon social and personal themes that I would love to explore more of. I'd definitely check this one out! The narration was one of the best I've heard in my limited experience.
The voice actress was amazing and the story was well written. Very fast read. BUT I'm worried about the rest of the series. I've heard from so many people that the third book is a let down. I loved this so much that I'm afraid to keep going.
Four for sure! I found myself near skimming to get to scenes with him.
No, but I liked her voice, pace, and inflection.
You can just listen to or read Hunger Games......... I've just completed the 1st book and cannot believe how many parallels to the Hunger Games. Has no one noticed this? It's actually a good listen but geez Veronica Roth, how about some originality?
not really for the reason it seems a rip off of Hunger Games.
Brings it alive (although I haven't read the books).
I loved the whole idea of the factions, each one representing a virtue. Dauntless is a really cool faction!
I liked Four. He is a strong character. He is usually calm, cool, and collected. He is stern, but can be sensitive and affectionate at times, too. He's tough, but not so tough that he's forgotten to be human.
She performed really well. She portrayed Tris' emotions really well.
Was much better than i expected at first. Great book. Looking forward to reading "Insurgent".
If the friend wanted to get into Sci-Fi for the first time and hadn't read The Hunger Games, yes. This is clearly derivative of The Hunger Games, but it does have some differences. I love Sci-Fi and I also really liked The Hunger Games (although I recognize the books faults). I consider this book 'Sci-Fi with training wheels.'
Mom, wife, reader. I love reading a book I don't want to put down.
Thoughtful progression of Tris. She is a great analyst and observer of people.
I loved these books. Triss and Tobias are great characters. Very similar to the hunger games with a little more creativity.
Really enjoyed this book. Love the characters and overall story. Emma Galvin does a great job narrating. Just found out Divergent will be a movie! I can't wait to see this story on the big screen.
Husband, Father, Son.
Of Course. It's a great book. The only thing I would change would be to cut back on the lovey stuff. Other than that Awesome book!!
I like it that there is another book to listen to and learn more on Tris and Tobias.
She's a great narrator. She brings Tris to life.
No, just left me wanting more.
Do yourself a favor and read the reviews for book 3 (the final book in the series). No spoilers that I noticed just a whole lot of unhappy readers. It really is like the author get didn’t care what happened to any of the characters or the world she created. Save yourself a lot of misery and skip this series all together. No more Veronica Roth books for me.