This was a very thought provoking story. I actually listened to it twice. I really hope I don???t have to wait long for the next book in this series. The narrator did a good job.
The target audience for this book is probably young adults, but I'm an adult and really enjoyed it. It definitely has a
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I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family, what an entertaining and thrilling read, an incredible start to a hopefully fantastic series!
It was always keeping me on my toes wanting more and more!
Everything! great performance by the narrator.
I laughed, screamed, got mad, got excited and scared... fantastic!
This book kept me very engaged.
I loved the section near the end when Tris sees her mother through different eyes. No longer mild and accomodating but strong, smart and self reliant - an example. And proving the depth of love & commitment between a parent & a child can be as strong as steel.
No I haven't but she was fantastic!
There were several but probably the most moving was the self sacrifce of her parents to save Tris and her brother so that Tris could do what she needed to do. Their concern for not only their children but for the innocent as well as the unknowing dauntless being used and the guilt that would follow their actions was a shining example of humanity at it's best.
Why does it need to be compared to anything? Different book, same genre as Hunger Games. enough said.
How strong and logical her character is. If theres one thing I hate about todays female characters its stupidity to further the drama or story!
Of course the Hunger Games! For obvious reasons of post apocalyptic proportions!
The perfect amount of sarcasm and wit together with vulnerability. Her voice was the character for me.
Good girl makes bad good!
I stumbled upon The Hunger Games trilogy last year, reluctantly read the first book despite the genre being one I generally don't tend towards but fell in love. It felt different and I was open to something different. I searched for recommendations on the next book to read and the lovers of The Hunger Games consistently recommended Divergent. They were right! I read it in less than a week and was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't a regurgitation of The Hunger Games but something else fresh and new. I'm wondering if I'm now a true convert to this YA dystopian genre. Next up: Uglies.
The concept of this story was well thought ou,t as were the main characters. Four is a mysterious boy with a secretly golden heart and is the perfect match for Tris who has a sense of bravery I have yet to see in a 16 yr old. This story was so compelling, I might just listen again! And cannot wait for Insurgent!
Divergent is a fabulous book that paints a picture of a sweepingly altered future, with an easily relateable touch-point in the main character. While the post-apocalypic setting isn't clearly explained, the circumstances that got us from now to then are neatly bypassed, and all but the most basic functions of the society are left alone, this book is, at it's core a very accessible story about a young girl who leaves her family to follow her own strength and passion. Along the way, we watch the character grow to become more than she, or we, ever thought she could be. The story is clearly intended to be the foundation for a series, and leaved a lot to the future. There are tantalizing hints for the careful listener about possible future plot lines, but they don't detract from the core of the story, which is gripping and compelling. The narration is wonderful and captures the emotion and internal conflict of the book beautifully.
Emma Galvin does an amazing job with this book. Not a lot of variation between characters, but I felt that she captured Trice magically!
I loved Trice. I think anyone who struggled against any type of stereotype as a young adult will be able to relate to her.
In comparison with The Hunger Games, which I really enjoyed, Divergent takes the cake over and over again! Great job Veronica and major applause for Emma Galvin! Can't wait for the rest!
Divergent was a unique and somewhat dark story.
The first time Tris had to fight.
I didn't particularly like the writing style or maybe it was the narrators acting that made the story seem like it was Ms Roth's first or second book.