Ah... A dystopian novel with a female teenaged protagonist, told in the first person. Surely a "Hunger Games" copy-cat knockoff, right? Nope. Fresh and original. Great story and Emma Gavin performs her first person narrator heroin beautifully.
I would absolutely recommend this book. The story is captivating and the theme compelling. This book offers the thrill of the Hunger Games with the depth of The Giver. Excellent.
I am always a fan of futuristic science fiction/fantasy. I found the story fluid and unpredictable in many points. The characters are very archetypical, which makes it really fun and easy for the reader to love and identify with them.
YES! If you can say that you can't put down a recording in the same way you can for a book, then I couldn't put it down.
For parents screening material for adolescent children, this book is written with many mature themes. And the content has references to sex and depictions of violence. It is my understanding that the movie version is intended for release in spring of 2014 and your child may want to read the book first. But in my opinion, this book is not suitable for younger readers. Definitely best for 14+ (not that some younger kiddos couldn't handle the content ). I would recommend that you read/listen first and make an informed decision. For parents of teens, I would definitely recommend the read. This book is not only exciting and adventurous, it's a though provoker.
The best so far
My favorite moment was on the ferris wheel with four and you start to realise what is going on
Made me laugh, cry and stop breathing in anticipation
This is the best book i have read in years and now i am listening to it for the third time and loving every second!
This is a good book, and the premise of the dystopia makes for a really interesting story. However, it feels a little like this book was written to replicate the Hunger Games' success and although it's good, I didn't find it quite as engaging in terms of the caliber of the story. I won't be listening to others in the series, though the book was enjoyable.
I enjoyed this book. The writer really paints a picture of this different world they live in. Very interesting idea about dividing people from their personalities. Good fun book! A little dark at times.
All of it
I didn't think i would like this book at first but now it's better than twilight. And the hunger games books
Fascinating, possible, disturbing.
Delirium- similar possible outcome
When Four saved Tris from the attack.
I absolutely love Four & Triss, the books are outstsnding and Emma Galvon is fantastic in her performance. Highly recommended.
She gives the Story a Teenage touch ... Sweet Voice
I was hooked from start to finish...
This book was a nice way to pass the time. The story line was pretty interesting. The author did a very good job on character development. However, the story line is pretty juvenile. There are several plot holes that could have been better. The author also tends to overuse certain words and phrases so that they become annoying (for example - "collarbone").
This was not a bad book at all, but did not leave me wanting to read another. Perhaps this was just written for a younger audience.
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Divergent launched me into the world of audio books with it's exciting, fast-paced narration, imaginatively likable characters and subtle humor. If you like themes of dystopian futures, action packed plots, and a hint of romance, this book will be right up your alley.
While Divergent is similar to that of the Hunger Games (and The Giver, as well) in its overall themes, it doesn't ever feel like a copycat or knockoff. The characters have their own personalities, each that stick with you even when you aren't reading the book. I didn't ever want to stop listening, as Emma Galvin did a phenomenal job bringing a voice to the novel that I could never have done.
I seriously enjoyed this book--and plan on following this series to its completion!
Remaining true to the dystopian theme; Chicago is no longer the thriving, windy city we have come to know and love. Instead, it is divided into five separate "factions," each with a completely different characteristic that defines them.
Abnegation: The Selfless
Amity: The Peaceful
Candor: The Honest
Dauntless: The Brave
Erudite: The Intelligent
Divergent takes flight as the leading character Beatrice (aka Tris) faces the prospect of initiation, in which she must choose whether to remain in her faction, Abnegation, or transfer to one of the other four factions.
Abnegation has never felt truly like her home, as she feels that she cannot honestly consider herself a selfless person. Yet, if she leaves, she must leave her family behind for good and risk unhappiness in a new faction--or worse, be named factionless.
Amid the process of initiation, she, among the other initiates, takes a placement test that is meant to help guide her to the faction that fits her personality best.The test is meant for one, and only one, result. When Tris is informed her results are inconclusive and she is therefore "Divergent," she finds herself in a dangerous situation. To be Divergent in this world is unspeakable and would result in her extermination. Tris realizes she must do whatever she can to keep people from knowing the truth about her.
When she chooses a faction that is not Abnigation, she is thrust into an unknown world where her only objective is to survive. Little does she know how truly hard that will be...