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.
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Of all the first-person, present-tense, Y.A. dystopian novels with female narrators, Divergent scores right up there with The Hunger Games and Matched. In fact, I would describe it as a cross between the two, with many of the strengths of both.
The one thing Divergent has that I felt both The Hunger Games and Matched lacked was a male love interest I could REALLY get into. I was prepared for my immediate crush to be relegated to the sidelines...and then he wasn't! Veronica Roth's writing is clean and doesn't distract from the story, while still being elegant.
Triss was a wonderful heroine - not as jaded and cold as Katniss, and not as good or innocent as Cassia. She's a great balance of brave, strong, and selfish. She's tough without having to resort to being a tom-boy.
I'm really curious about what will happen in the second and third books. I've got my fingers crossed for this series, hoping it will be like Hunger Games with a more satisfying ending.
Audible junkie for sure. As a mom of three littles a wife and full time student, sitting down to read is so nice but also almost impossible
The emotions and the way the writer painted such a amazing picture in my mind with the words she wrote. It was almost like I could feel the fear when it was present and the passion as well and everything in between
Tris and her battle with herself over who she truly was and wanted for herself in life. Also the passion between her and Four.
I can not wait for the other two books to come out. If either are even close to what this one was they will be amazing.
Already have, and yes i'd listen to it a third time!
I cant think of any book that compares to it, maybe a teen sci-fi fantasy novel where the world is split into virtues
I cant say or i'll ruin the story :)
Its the moment where she finds where she really should belong.
Enjoyable, different and interesting
Tobias, cause I'm not quite sure what he is about or where he is coming from and that made home really interesting.
This fiction is fantasy but it's not the same as the other fantasy novels, it's a new idea and written well. I enjoyed the story and character development. Also this novel doesn't necessarily take you where you think it will.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was wonderful and the main character was well developed. It reminded me a bit of The Hunger Games, but I was bothered by a few philosophical points. Her description of the erudite as power hungry, manipulative and robotic unsettled me. I suggest you give it a listen.
I loved the factions in Divergent. It gets you thinking about which faction you would be in. Are you selfless? Brave? Peaceful? Honest? or Knowledgeable? The factions are similar to the districts in the
There were many great moments in Divergent. But my favourite was the part when Tris goes into Four's fear landscape and discover not only what his fears are, but what his true identity is.
This is the first book of the series and I can't wait for the next one in line! Veronica Roth has really set a new pace for books, I'm curious to see how she'll out-due herself in her next book.
The end of the novel is the best part - the conflict among the factions is a bigger, more interesting overarching story. I like the exposition the least. It was too clear where the story was heading to justify so much buildup.
Very Age Appropriate.