No - this is still a genre I love.
The book was ok, but not nearly worth the excitement. The concept in interesting, if somewhat familiar, and I loved that it was set in a sort of post-apocalyptic Chicago, but I didn't think it was well thought-out enough to carry the book, let alone two sequels.
I'd give this contrived piece of trash a half point if I could. It's awful...trite...poorly written...weak premise...poorly read...and an embarrassment to writers. Don't buy this one and, whatever you do, don't even consider a sequel!
No, I am sick to death of vapid, obnoxiously niave, cardboard personality girls who supposedly have something "Special" about them that hurls them into these swiss cheese plots in these utterly ludicrous worlds.
If you are referring to the mindless teenage girls who become the saviors of their people by accidentally getting numerous people killed because she is far too stupid to pay attention to what is going on around her....YES, yes I am.
Not a fan.
Exhaustion. Complete and utter exhaustion.
Why are these types of stories so popular with the American public (and girls/women in general)? It's like eating popcorn made with packing peanuts.
keep the fiction logic within itself. If some character is nor in control of his mind, he can not all of a sudden, just for the sake of continuing a second book, regain miraculously his mind control!
The narrator was ok
The final when the boy miraculously regain his mind control
good start of fiction, but she lost herself in the midle - I will not buy the second book
It was to much copied by Harry Potter and Hunger Games In my opinion. And the book is so much better than the movie. The movie was just laughable.....
This story is more directed to a younger audience 15-17.
The book is Nice for younger people. So Nothing :)
Hmm Nothing comes to mind.
I LIKE FOURS EYES
WHEN TRIS KICKED BUTT.
I LOVED IT
I ned to read Insurgent now.
I enjoyed that my first listen was to a book I had seen the movie to as it made it easier to follow as I drove to and from work.
The most memerable moment, I can't say there was one but I really enjoyed the fact that there was a rebellion albeit it was forced in a way.
At times the performance seemed monotone and sometimes I found my self not listening when that happened. But the whole book was not read that way just certain parts
Only if my fiance enjoys them. It's always nice to have another book to share.
I would recommend it to people first starting to read as a hobby and don't mind this genre. It's an easy read and it's story is as basic as a TV show.
Emma Galvin's performance doesn't need to change, she did a fine job.
On my own no, but my fiancee made me... It didn't make for a good movie.
The lazy writing tricks are tough sometimes, for example: At the start of the book the main character walks around the world as if it's all new to her, as if she hasn't been living here her whole life. She even starts off looking in a mirror, so the writer can explain what she looks like. The forced secrets get cumbersome too, why can't anyone explain anything, because we need a mystery here, that is the definition of contrived. The most distracting, especially in the audio version is the complete lack of contractions, which instantly makes all conversations sound stunted.None of this will bother new readers. The story is good enough to push past them if you do see them, but barely.
Identity versus duty
Work on tone. The reading was so monotone, it was difficult to focus and stay engaged in the story.