Great book. If you liked Hunger Games, you will LOVE Divergent. It is not the same story by any sense, however, it does deal with a teenage girl in some sort of post apocalyptic american society. Not only is the main character learning about herself it makes you think more about your life and how you deal with your own fears and uncomfortable situations. I like books that make you think further than the story.Even though I am in my 30s, I loved and could identify with this book. Well done Ms. Roth.
It's pretty much about Triss and Four right? Who else could you pick?
There is a lot to be said for a young sounding female voice being used to voice a young female character. Galvin did a really good job I thought. I did struggle with following some of the conversations though. Sometimes her voices for the characters sounded similar.
I got this because it had some interesting comparisons with books I liked, specifically Enders Game, and the Hunger Games. I'm thinking I don't really agree with those comparisons but this was also a good story.
Young, predictable, limited
Mom showing up
"If you liked the hunger games, you'll probably like this...should be more to this book.
This book isn't bad...but it's missing some of the meat that would take this from "tween reader" to "adult reader"
After reading countless extremely positive reviews, I was expecting literary gold, but discovered, much to my disappointment, only bronze. Divergent is simply too predictable, and the protagonist too ignorant, for it to be entirely entertaining. I found myself continually frustrated with the main character for her decidedly annoying bipolarity and seemingly oblivious understanding of the world around her. Too much of the book is spent on tedious romantic relationships, and her perpetual internal struggle to discover her identity. I can generally suspend disbelief quite easily, but this book required leaps I wasn't willing to take. Roth relies heavily on unlikely plot devices to propel the story line. By the end, I was so aggravated by the countless plot holes and ridiculous circumstances, that I could barely enjoy the climax. All that being said, the book has its enjoyable moments. They were just too few and far between.
I liked this a lot, it really kept me listening, and hating when it was time turn it off and go into work.....I hope there is a sequel left me wanting more, wanting to know more about Triss...and what will her life become..... interesting ideas about what government could be like.....I would have liked to have had it read with different voices for each person...but it was still very enjoyable to listen to, very much along the same lines as Hunger Games but then again not....very good... i promise you won't be disappointed!
Veronica Roth is an excellent writer, love the story. Reminded me of a bit of Hunger Games but very different. Main character is very likable. Once you get all the different fractions/regions is easier to understand. Looking forward to the next book in the series and the relationship with Six continue.
I am not finished with the book yet, and it is good so far. I would mostly like to warn listeners to take it in expecting much LESS than The Hunger Games. It is a cool idea, and the characters are likable. Overall Id say the book lacks maturity, where the hunger games was fantastic for all ages. Divergent is much more geared to the younger ages, and I would compare the writing itself more closely to the Twilight series. However the story is more interesting than Twilight it just lacks the emotional maturity that draws in the broader audience that The Hunger Games captured. That being said I will finish the book and might consider (if it gets better) purchasing a sequel. Its more likely I think that this will be like the Matched series that got all hyped up as being the next Hunger Games and ended up disappointing many who expected much more. Tackle this book expecting less and you will not be annoyed.
Alternate-reality, factions, courage
The whole story was about new ideas in an alternate -reality place. The characters seem real. Heroes, courage, believing in something enough to put your life on the line.
This is the first time I have heard her narrate.
There were things that made me laugh.
This book took a while to get interesting. At first the concept was a little cheesy to me and not well developed. It is a good thing my commute is so long though, because around Chapter 10 or so it really started to pick up and I am glad I stuck with it. They developed the concept and it got much more action packed. Now I am really looking forward to book 2!
This is definitely a bit of a
This is only my third audio book, but I LOVED it! Great story! Great Book! I highly recommend to all readers.
A few jaw dropping moments. I can't say anything without Spoilers. Just trust that this is a great book for all ages.