I usually like YA fiction, and it's understandable that the writing style and subjects targeting YA readers aren't really intended for an older reader. That said, a lot of the writing in Divergent was just bad, bad, bad... the 'romantic' scenes were especially cliche-packed and awkward - and not in the way that conveys the awkwardness of young emotion, but the awkwardness of poor writing.
I doubt it.
The performance was fine - it was the material that wasn't to my liking.
An assertive editor would have cut about 40% of the book. It makes me think the material was intentionally 'stretched' to fill (and sell) additional books.
No - - this will be a return for me.
Don't think I will use my credits to get the next in the series despite wondering where the story will go.
No. Loved "Hunger Games", "Harry Potter", and many others my kids introduced me to.
Sometimes difficult to tell if lead character is talking out loud or in her head.
Definitely made the time pass more quickly as I paint my house.
Bought this book having seen the movie trailer, despite trailer seeming VERY similar to "Hunger Games". I just thought it would be fun to read before seeing the movie. 'Might' still go and see the movie...
This story clearly takes place in Chicago some long period into the future.... much of the infrastructure of Chicago has decayed but there are plenty clues to the city's identity.So it seems the story takes place in a post apocalyptic future even though the author never says so. Through this book the character development is great and the notion of innate tendency is taken to almost religious fervor as the people are divided into factions based on their innate drives. Interesting enough to move on to the next......
I think Emma Galvin does a terrific job narrating, I found her pleasant and easy to listen to.
I picked up this audio book due to the high ratings and that I saw a movie trailer recently. I have to say all in all I'm very satisfied. The one drawback is it does have periods of teeny-girl love story, which as I later found out from my wife, is likely the intended audience for this piece. So, I suppose that's on me for not knowing that ahead of time.
All of that being said it's well written and engaging outside of the silly lovesick girl portions.
It was surprisingly good. Some reviews compared it to Hunger Games but it is not at all like it. I read to preview for my 6th grade class. Glad I did, because it does have some intense scenes that the younger readers may not relate to. I just started the next book in the series Insurgent!
I loved the entire series and would definitely read more of Veronica Roth writing and I don’t even like futuristic books but would recommend it
This was my first audio book, and, to be honest, its going to be extremely hard to compete!
I am not a reader--never have been. I could NOT put this book down. I finished it in less than 3 days and that was a new record for me, given how long the book is. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Divergent is almost Twilightish with the nagging heroine and coming of age. But that is where it stops.
It's a thought provoking book about the basic instincts of the human way of life. I wish there had been some background about how the whole scenario has begun, but you have to read other books for that. It is an interesting read and keeps you following not only the main characters but the sub characters as well.
I truly enjoyed the audio version. I travel 4 - 8 hours at least three times a month and I enjoy listening to audio books while driving. I was actually disappointed every time I had to stop and get out of the car.