Reading a story about a way of life I know nothing about could be difficult to understand or relate to. However this story unfolds in a way that both visual and comprehending.
The character naturally coming into her own.
I'm always sad when I end an amazing series and I was looking for something new after finishing The Hunger Games. This series has totally brouight me out of my "I have no more Hunger Games books to read" slum. I liked both series equally, and I'm sure when I finish the last book I will be in a "I have no more Divergent books to read" slum as well.
No, but only because I very rarely listen/read the same book twice.
The flavor of Divergent reminds be a bit of the Dune series - full of life lessons and moral/ethical commentary, but in a futuristic setting.
Tris - the star - is of course quite good. But I also liked Tris' mother, Evelyn.
No extreme reaction - but a very thought-provoking book.
Excellent book - slightly sic-fi, but not as futuristic as we might think. I am currently listening to Insurgent, the second book in the series; so far, just as good as Divergent.
I found that Hunger Games and Divergent have a lot in common except that Hunger games can transcend generational interest much better. This story was meant for a more immature audience and devoted a lot of time to interactions particularly exchanges of insults and physical assault.
I grew weary of the teenage perspective and I lost interest.
narrator has a lot of bitchy sarcastic inflection - that grew tiresome too.
I would listen to it again. Great story.
I like how real the relationships between the characters are. I liked how even Tris' friends got jealous of her.
I did enjoy her performance. I can't think of anything I would change.
Not Hunger Games!
When looking at reviews of this book all I wanted to read was I hated Hunger Games but love this. Well that is how I feel.
This was a very engaging book. Emma Galvin did an excellent job reading it, and I felt I could connect with the characters. I enjoyed the book very much and can recommend it without hesitation.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
Compelling. Engaging. Enjoyable.
I loved Tris the protagonist. She brought this story to life and I saw everything so clearly through her eyes.
Tris and Four/Tobias. Coming from Abnegation to Dauntless must be like going from Amish to Sparta.
When she jumped first. Feel the fear, but do it anyway. I love that.
The plot is pretty weak. Book 1 was fine, but book 2 was so terrible I couldn't finish.
I didn't buy why the erudite or the people that love learning are inherently so evil.
I liked the main character discovering the Dauntless liar for the first time.
Nope- wait for the movie- it will probably be more interesting.
Irina M. Flowers
I really liked the way the book began - the idea of factions seemed interesting and the main character was likable (except for the parts where she tortured her mouth with her teeth - but no teen book will ever escape this ever again after S.Meyer had introduced the various lip- and cheek-biting in Twilight). Somewhere around the time when the romantic relationships began, and everything else kind of lost its meaning, the book became somewhat predictable and weak. I thought that the very end - where people dropped like flies and other got saved by mere magic - was like a script of a bad movie.
Old Fart 1960 (some day....)
For me, I wasted a whole day listening to this simple story. The vocabulary is probably no higher than 5th grade level reading. I enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy, but I'm not going to listen to the other 2 books in the Divergent trilogy.
Something more substantial.
She was a little to whispy for me. Probably okay for a younger listener.
Not for me. I'm 53 years old. I like a good sci-fi story, but this wasn't my cup of tea.