Thrilling, edgy, captivating
When Four took care of Triss after she was almost killed by Peter, Molly, Drew, and her "friend".
Triss, of coarse
When she fell for Four
I really enjoyed the story. The reader did a good job as well.This is a good book for anyone who likes a fast paced story, that takes place in a word different than ours. Any one who is a big Hunger Games fan would also really enjoy this book.
I thought this was enjoyable because it was another look at what the world could look like in the future without it being full of science fiction.
What a wonderful book! I just downloaded Insurgent and if it is anything like Divergent, I'm not going to be able to stand it waiting for the next one to come out! Although I feel silly at 32 reading YA books, you just can't argue with good writing!
Four is such an amazing character, the wonderful connections between his complexity and his born selflessness and Tris is the perfect complement.
I enjoyed this even more than the Hunger Games series as Tris is a more confident character and I enjoyed this aspect.
Fell in love with the story and the characters! Very entertaining! Good enough to have me listening to #2 in the series right after I finished the first one.
Always moving forward
Yes, but time would not allow for it.
This is an excellent book for any age, but teens especially.
The thoughts that it raised about our current society. What is causing our current societal collapse? Is it cowardice (Dauntless), selfishness (Abnegation), ignorance (Erudite), lies (Candor), or seeing people and things as enemies (Amity). It's obviously a combination of all of them. Most of the characters in the book subscribe to only one way of thinking and are thus easily controlled. The divergent can think many ways and can't be controlled. It seems to be saying that independent thought is the only way to not get stuck in other peoples' beliefs or lies such as our media.
Four was my favorite character. Unlike many fictional characters in a role like Four's, Roth made him vulnerable. He's mysterious, intelligent, and dangerous. Dauntless is my favorite faction as they, ideally, stand up for those who can't. The definition of dauntless can mean fearless or undaunted. Undaunted is courageously resolute and undiscouraged while fearless is the absence of fear. Fearlessness is foolishness and is nothing to be proud of, it means you don't care. To be undaunted is what many people strive for.
I listened to Emma Galvin right after finishing a performance by Tim Curry. There is quite a difference between the two, but I ended up enjoying Galvin. Her performance was improved by her voices for the characters and their emotions.
I didn't have an extreme reaction, but I've been drawing parallels between the story and my own life. In my classes we're studying morals and the benefits of healthy risk in adventure education. The story revolves largely around the Dauntless who do risky things. It makes them brave. WIthout personal reflection, however, the acts do nothing to develop the mind. Jumping off a train to get to school every day may make it easier for you to jump off something, but how else does that benefit you? The Dauntless don't teach the initiates to think, just act, which leads to a degradation of morals.
The end provides closures to the crisis of the story, while leaving us in hope of a sequel.
Hunger games - both are new twists on an apoplectic civilization - with democratic governements being rebought through the boold and tears of strong young people (wiht a little romance thrown in to keep us hoepfull)
I thought the narration was excellent in this book. I liked the premise of the novel, but the actual execution was too juvenile and unbelievable for my tastes.
No - I think this book wouldn't be enjoyed by someone in my age range.
No. Her narration was excellent.
Yes, it's left quite open ended.
Divergent is equal but very different to the Hunger Games.
Overcoming and dealing with fear is he big takeaway.
Emma gives a very comprehensive depiction of all of the characters. Emma handles the characterizations of older and younger men well along with creating distinctive separations between the girls who share Tris's age group. In addition, Emma brings the appropriate intensities and emotions to the events that make up the overall story.
This is the type of book that makes waiting 30 minutes for an oil and filter change an experience to look forward to.