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I'd heard good things about this series, but I didn't really care for this book at all. I found the story depressing and the characters not very likeable, and there just wasn't any level of depth that would justify those things. It's very reminiscent of the Hunger Games, but I found the Hunger Games to be much more engaging. I had a hard time getting to the end of this one, so I'm definitely not going to read on.
Retired Life is great
Galvin's reading made the main character believable. This book doesn't explain the details of collapse of civilization - thank goodness no zombies, but a twist on how for people for the commongood, decide how to live meaningful lives within factions -. differemt means to live a meaningful life. This divergence which brings world peace creates a new kind of ethic. Power overcomes and then is overcome by this lively, small 15 year old who contemplates her own sense of morality. Still it is hard to believe a 15 year old could be so strong.
Will read the second and third book - hope I am not disappointed. My bright 10 year old granddaughter has read Harry Potter, not Hunger Games which has children fighting children to the death. At first I thought this would be a good option for her. I think, however, the book raises ethical and emotional issues that pre-teens aren't ready for. Lot of violence through whole book.
Cry, hard to understand how a 15 year old make such a change of goals
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
Veronica Roth is a new author for me, her book dirvergent was very much with the theme of the Hunger Games which I truly loved. This was a great Y.A novel. She really did a great job in capturing the interests of both boys and girls
There are many memorable moments in this book from from the beginning aptitude test, to their placement, to the initiation and the of test of their fears. I really enjoyed this book and think that if you enjoy the dystopian novels this is a book for you
I have not listened to Emma Galvin before but I think she did a very good job with this story. I feel she was captivating and helped hold your interest in the characters
I loved the first two books. And the third, until I felt like the author tossed the dice to determine the outcome of the characters. Evens, this one lives; odds, they die. To say I am disappointed in Roth's handling of the characters and particularly in the ending of an otherwise great series, is an understatement.
It is a gift to create characters that are people we can relate to and embrace. To kill one off with so little thought or finesse that there is no emotional response in the reader, and particularly a character that made the series, is just proof of a lack of skills or a lack of emotional depth. The death of a major character is not something that should be done lightly or in this case, as I opined above, at the toss of the dice.
I like to reread good stories and I am always recommending good reads to friends. This one will not make my list on either count.
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The story line is perfect and the narrator also did a good job on the tone of the lines.
The Hunger Games. Because both books are about the society, fighting for survival and of course a little bit of romance.
I haven't listened to any of Emma Galvin's other performances before.
An unforgettable movie that has ever filmed.
Just read this book okay?
Heck yes! Bringing the characters to life and instead of just reading about it was a delight as always for me. I enjoyed this performance tremendously one of my favorite’s actually.
Tobias. I can relate to his feelings of brokenness.
Emma Galvin brings an undeniable energy that makes the reading engrained in my head and heart forever.
LOVE the entire series.
I listen to a LOT of audio books, Divergent was one of those books that I stayed up all hours of the night because I couldn't help it.
It's written to make you love Tris, Four and the others. The author is great at portraying the unique personalities and struggles.
Right after the choosing ceremony when reality hit and Tris chose to fight by not holding back anything.
Several, there were tears and laughter with the characters.
This is a great start of a series, so easy to get sucked into this book and their world.
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I don't believe young adults would fall for this. The story starts out fair and then degenerates to another version of the Hunger Games. I kept an open mind and listened to the entire trilogy, but it did not get better but worse. The first book was intriguing. So I listened on. The first book was ok.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
I love that Tris is a character that is flawed, but admirable. It's nice to see a main female character in a YA novel who is not willing to compromise herself or her ideals for love. And it's nice to have a main male character who respects that!
Definitely the simulation scenes - really wonderful and inventive.
Galvin does a great job with all of the parts. This is definitely an example of how a great narrator can made a terrific book even better.
I was worried when I saw the cover of this book that it would be a Hunger Games copy-cat, but it's not at all. This is a super unique and inventive story - the concept does not feel copied from anything else. The characters are well developed and interesting and the plot is super fast moving.
I loved the way the author sets up the structure of the society and let's you feel Trice's emotion and the difficulty of going through her transition
The day she chooses which faction Trice will be in