The story may be a little bit juvenile and many pieces seem borrowed from other stories, but the story is told in a very gripping way and it keeps you on edge for nearly the entire book. I'm glad I gave it a chance.
It took me a few chapters to get into the book but once I did I couldn't put the book down. The top thing I loved about this book was the strong female heroine. The thing I liked least was that the kids were violent and I'm not sure it was necessary. Excellent narrator!
I rate 5 (Loved it!) 4 (Really liked it!) 3 (Liked it!) 2 (Didn't really like it!) 1 (Hated it!) I never rate a book before I finish it!
I thought the testing phase of the story went on too long, but the end was interesting. After reading some of the reviews of the second book I will not buy it.
Smooth narration that effortlessly flows with the action. The themes of facing your fears, over coming fear, and being brave while doing dangerous stunts made me want to go out side and do something extreme.
I watched the movie with my girlfriend who was stunned I hadn't read the book first. I was unsure if reading the book really was worth my precious college-student time. I loved the movie and the journey of this book stunned me. It's so much deeper and more involved than the movie. Roth has a way of making you feel like you are actually there with the Dauntless. I began reading Insurgent, the second book, and had to put it down and head over here for the second one. The performance Emma Galvin gives is sensational and changed the book for me! I would recommend this for any reader from 7-97. Also, it's so NOT another hunger games!