Read us a story.
Ok, I'm hooked. I gotta read the rest of the series!! Hurry, before the movie comes out....
I plan to mommy-daughter listen to this with my young teen, who is dying to see the movies. There's a lot of tough stuff in this story, but it's stuff we should talk about.
The narrator has great suspense and excitement, once I got past her very-teen voice and slightly choppy start. I love how she distinguishes between characters' voices without obviously "doing voices" of male and female characters. She's a good choice for this series.
Could not stop listening! Speaker is perfect for the story and looking forward to insurgent! Recommend to anyone. 5 star
I have read Hunger Games before so some of the world seemed familiar but the storytelling is superb and leaves the reader much to think about current society.
I would not recommend this book to a friend. The narrative bothered me. Some of the language was beautiful, but Tris explored and contemplated EVERYTHING. The naiveté of her character was so above and beyond the average teenagers I can see why the antagonists were frustrated seeing her succeed.
Thinking about the different “factions” or human virtues (brave, selfless, kind, intelligence, honesty) portrayed in the book. Special “Divergent”, multi-virtuous Tris, is not very quick on the uptake of anything. While I patiently waited through narratives of Tris trying figure out what she was looking at or what was happening to her, my mind would drift and wait for her light bulb to turn on. It allowed me to think about this faction-governed world. I like the very kid friendly outline of common issues that incite war, murder, and manipulation tactics used by leaders to control the governed. I like Roth’s exploration of kill or be killed verses pacifist ideals, but I thought she had an axe to grind when she painted the pursuit of knowledge as selfish and goal oriented.
Where her friend Christina hold's on for dear life while dangling over a cavern.
Sure, but I don't plan on reading the follow on books.
The ending, it’s a little gross and it made me wonder if I would behave in such a way during my grieving process.