Four! why because he reminds me of me lol?
Well the preformed perfectly as Tris the main character
Divergent when you will wake up?
This book was so good I only got the the audible version because it was that good
I prefer audio book because I don't have time to read.
I'm going to try the second book
I was in the middle of the road the whole time. I think Beatrice / Trice was too. Horrible things happen in front of her but does not show much emotion, even when she is shot.
One thing I don't understand is why being Divergent has a bad stigma in the book. Everyone who finds out shes Divergent tell her not to let anyone know because its dangerous and other Divergent people have disappeared. Why? It's never explained why Divergent people are so special. They can tell when they are in a simulation but that's only dangerous to the secret bad guys. No one should care but them.
Love, love, love Emma Galvin! She could make a cereal box interesting, but this time she has had great material written by Veronica Roth. Witty, interesting, and fun, I couldn't stop listening.
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No, only because I'm a one-read kind of gal.
The main character is realistically complex and flawed.
I've spent my entire life around the written word - writing it, editing it, teaching it. So, it's no wonder I also love to read it!
Why, yes, it is! Somewhat similar to The Hunger Games in that young people are trained to be superior physical beings and often must fight each other for supremacy, the first book in this trilogy spends much of its time on the training regimen facing Tris, an "initiate" into the "Dauntless" faction. In Roth's world, humans are split into five different factions, according to aptitude tests they take when they're sixteen. At the "Choosing" ceremony, they may select whatever faction they want. Tris' tests show her to be "divergent," meaning she has several different factions to her personality. Born into "Abnegation," the selfless faction that now runs the government, she opts to leave them and become a Dauntless.
The Dauntless are just that and training is not the easiest for the initiates. Tris finds comfort in friendships with some other initiates and finds herself bullied by others. She also experiences love for the first time in the person of Four, the training master of Dauntless.
But, what is all this training for? Tris soon finds out when she happens upon a plot betwen the "Erudite" faction and the Dauntless. Will she be able to stop it?
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
HASTE WILL NOT HELP
I don't need to review this as so many already have, but for those who care what I think, this is a very good book. It of course is a teen book and it reads like one. As a 54 year old man I liked it, but believe teens would like it even more. Unlike some authors who believe writing for a younger audience means writing with less skill, Roth writes a very intelligent novel. I liked Ness's Chaos series better and Hunger Games a little better, but this is still a five star read. I liked the main character a lot. She is not a beautiful girl, but she does not sit around and cry about it. In most situations, she may doubt herself at first, but she most always, gets her sh#t together and faces down the fear. In this way it is an upbeat story. I believe it teaches teens and even us old people, that you have to face your fears, it is not one of those good things happen to those who wait for it to happen. This is one of the most important lessons, especially for our young, in my opinion. The books is predictable in spots, but there is plenty that happens that I did not see coming, especially toward the end. There is also stuff here on brainwashing, another important subject.
POLITENESS IS DECEPTION IN PRETTY PACKAGING
The only thing that bothered me a little and only a little, was the premiss that a population would purposely divide into factions. They claim they did it to help prevent war. I believe that most intelligent people would do exactly the opposite. Dividing into factions would naturally lead to war. That aside this is a really good book and I am looking forward to reading the sequels.
This was a good story and the world that she created is very unique. It's a little too "teenie bopper" for my taste, but now that I am bought in, I have to finish the series.
Don't get me wrong. The story is great and the narrator is outstanding.
Love reading . My interests are : Russian classic literature 19 century , clever sci-fiction , dytopian novels
Secondary to “The Hunger Games" , almost the same plot. But still a good story and holds you till the end. Good narration.
I thought that the narrator was perfect, for me she was Beatrice, she really bought the story alive.
The control room scene with Tobias near the end.
Probably the above.
The deaths of the brave.
This is a great story, gripping and thrilling, enough like The Hunger Games to say that those who enjoyed that trilogy will enjoy this, but different enough to maintain interest.
Has some resemblance to Hunger Games but has a very exciting plot and was suspenseful as well. I can't wait to read the next one.