I would recommend this to a friend because it held my attention so much that I finished it in less than 2 days. The action and adventure weren't overpowered by the love story. Plenty of people got shot which is just fine by me. And I was only embarrassed for the characters once. No biggie
Tris, the heroine, was obviously my favorite. She was strong and brave and had a healthy concern for what was right and wrong. She didn't whimper or always need the male love interest to swoop in and come to the rescue. Tho she did too much crying for my taste. Still, not a deal braker
I have a hard time really connecting to any audio book. So no, no tears or deeply moving moments. I still recommend this book very highly
Emma did a good job narrating. It was a little dull at the beginning, maybe a little monotone. But that may have been an illustration of how boring life was for the main character at first. Then when the exciting parts come Emma does a good job to tell you the story with emotion, but not distract you if you are really in the story. It picks up in the last half of the book. Give this one a try. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I loved this book so much I went through all the books in the series several times in a row. Tris is a great character with such a good heart. I thought the story was great and the characters were just fun to listen to. I personally feel like the character development in every book is amazing with these characters. Just don't think the books are like the movies. The movies were bad but the books are great.
I love dystopians and this takes place in a future fenced in- Chicago. The main character, Trys, is believable as a 16 who makes mistakes and has a honorable code of devotion to her friends. The faction-system is a new play on what-if in our culture. It's got martial arts fight-club aspects... plus there's a love story.
I didn't want to get out of the car because then I would have to wait until the next time I drove somewhere to hear what would happen.
Loved the Sci fi story of a future society. I knew this was a YA novel but there was a little too much young girl naive lip biting. I guess that is what I should have expected but I was hoping for a stronger character like Hunger Games, or at least 20 less "I bite my lip" moments.
I love to read both fiction and non-fiction, I love series books that build by adding more characters and am always sorry when they end.
It was a little slow to get into - but once I did I really enjoyed it and plan to read the next in the series
The narrator portrayed the main character perfectly. Young, but strong. Never resorting to "poutiness" to convey youth, and able to switch between characters quickly and cleanly.