Didn't love the ending but overall enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading the next two and then watching the movies. Narrator was great. I'm 33/M and just finished Hunger Games so decided to try another trilogy. Pleasantly surprised, just as I was with HG.
I feel as if this book was geared more towards the teen population but the story was really good and it was well read. It is a bit touchy feely at times but nothing too bad. I would definitely recommend it.
I enjoyed the first half of the book, learning the premise of the factions and getting to know Tris. After that, I felt like I was listening to a bad episode of Dr. Who--one of those episodes where everyone walks around like an automaton under the command of a power-hungry autocrat. I also had to skip through the romance parts. Although I at first enjoyed Four's hands gently touching Tris chin and fingers stroking her hair, it wore thin.
No. I'm just not interested in what happens next. Tris is not three dimensional enough. I liked her enough to finish the book, but no more. Also, I don't understand why the story isn't over. They saved the world. They revealed a coup attempt Isn't that enough? Clearly, the author wanted a sequel--I wanted an end.
The reader is excellent. She brought the voices to life.
I think, if there were a follow-up, it should not be about a continued fight but rather about how the society is rebuilt. Unfortunately, more fighting is what was desired.
I really enjoyed listening to the story. I ended up seeing the movie before I listened to the book. As usual the book was better, but having seen the movie it was easier to visualize the characters.
Divergent is a romping action-adventure loving teenage fantasyland, complete with ziplines and capture the flag. I kept thinking of the lost boys' lair in Hook, except of course that Divergent takes on much more complicated issues, including assault, trauma, and child abuse, to name a few. Roth may fail at outlining a plausible society but she doesn't shy away from difficult moral dilemmas, which I found to be the most interesting aspects this book. If I decide to go on with the series (probably not), it would be to see how Roth follows through with how those who survived trauma and those who perpetrated it deal with the aftermath.
This book was a overall fast fun read that I would recommend for a plane ride or anyone really jonesing for YA action and romance.