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.
24. English/Language Arts Enthusiast. Coffee Addict. Aspiring Writer & World Traveler.
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...
I have chosen a few books that had gained rave reviews and I was disappointed and left wondering if I had read the same books they were cheering about...this one however did live up to the Hype for me. It did remind me somewhat of Hunger Games, another of my favorites, in tone and it involved teenagers living in a desparate world and making extreme choices with maturity and courage.
My own children are older than the ones here and this ole lady still liked it. I was entertainted and drawn into the story very easily. I look forward to reading this entire trilogy and would suggest it for others, teen to adult.
While I generally prefer to read, my busy life doesn't often afford me the time to sit and read a book. With this audio book, I can listen on my iPhone and do my laundry.
I was completely shocked during the choosing ceremony.
I've never listened to Emma Galvin before. I enjoyed her performance, however.
I did not have any extreme reactions to this book.
A great read/listen no matter your age.
This was an exciting story that kept me wanting more. I was so bummed when the story ended.