This is in the Hunger Games genre and is a good listen, makes you want to read the next in the series. The narrator did a good job. It was a perfect book to listen to on my long Saturday run.
The story was intriguing and inspiring.
I could compare this to The Hunger Games Trilogy or The Uglies Trilogy.
I liked the way they described the divergent area. It was quite interesting.
One of my students told me about this book and I am so glad that he did. It is a great story explaining how a community can not live with just one trait but how those with multiple traits can be dangerous to others. It is an amazing story that can open up anyone's eyes. I couldn't put it down and instantly downloaded the second book and am disappointed the third book isn't out until the fall of 2013.
I honestly don't consider one over the other. I use the audio versions of books because it is convenient as I am always on the go and do not always have time to sit and read. I love books any way I can read them.
The Hunger Games because they have a similar theme and progression through the series.
I don't have a favorite scene, but if I had to pick it might be all of the scenes where she proves to herself that she is where she is supposed to be.
I laughed in a couplets parts and I was in awe in others.
This book was a page turner and I couldn't wait to get to the next book in the series.
Enjoyable story line. End is sequel set up. rest is for required minimum words
Great storyline, excitement, well written
Absolutely! And the sequel was just as good if not better!
Highly recommend. I can't see where this won't be made into a movie. Entertaining and worth the $$
I loved how there was this first love in a place that was sometimes very cold and unforgiving.
Tris is strong and vulnerable and all the things I love in a main character.
After the final exam in Tobais's apartment when they talk about having sex.
Can't wait for the next book!!!!!
Possibly. The story is imaginative and the characters interesting and well developed.
Good listen for both 40 year old mom and teenage son.
I really don't understand all the accolades surrounding this book. Is that high praise given by people who have missed out on other, better young adult reads? In no way does this book compare to The Hunger Games. I found myself only listening to it because I'd spent money on it, and then realized I was wasting precious time on a dud. Don't waste your time or money. Find something else.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
The short descriptions of this novel don't even begin to communicate how phenomenal the story is. Roth's characters, especially Beatrice, are so well written that you'll feel like they're real people. The story line surrounds Beatrice, or Tris, and the five-faction society in which she lives. Granted, the story was written for the teenager (and appropriately so) but the avid adult reader will be hard-pressed to put the story aside.
It's so well written and incredibly engaging... suffice it to say that you'll be hooked in no time. I consumed both Divergent and Insurgent (the 2nd book in the series) in only one weekend. Mind you, I'm a high school teacher with four children of my own.
This will not be neither a waste of your time nor money! Now when is the last installment coming out?!