I think this book was meant to attract the young reader through creating a story similar to Hunger Games. It doesn't work. Too many things just don't work. I managed to make it through the first book but quit half way through the second. Perhaps watching the movie first will help.
Not really, as there are better ones out there. This is more about being an awkward teenager than a cool story line. It was read fairly well, just didn't do it for me.
Yes, I enjoy getting new bits of the story the second time around.
I was upset with how unnecessary it was to kill off so many of the main
Characters. I was also let down by the end, I won't spoil it for those that
Haven't read it yet. However it could easily have ended differently and
Still been great.
That they took the time to develop all the characters, and I really
Did like the premise of the book.
She did an excellent job as a narrator, I never got tired
Of her quirky voice, it gave it an honesty and emotional impact
That wouldn't have been in a regular book. I also appreciated that they
Didn't go overboard with the physical relationship between her n four.
For being a YA it was fairly clean.
No I wanted to stretch it out, instead of rushing thru it.
I'm very happy to see YA books w/o vampires or werewolves. Those
Plots have really been overdone n I'm not into those.
Emma Galvin does a wonderful job narrating, she has an enjoyable voice to listen to and tells the story nicely.
the overall plot, but mostly the setting. 5 Factions in the remains of the city of Chicago. Each of the 5 Factions symbolizing a different character traits. Veronica Roth has an imagination like none other that entices me in her story.
Any of the scenes while Tris is in her fear landscape, or Tobias (Four) takes her in his
Learning to survive was never like this
If you've read the Hunger Games, you'll love this book. If you haven't read the Hunger Games....you'll still love this book.
The concept of the 5 factions is rich and fascinating, if perhaps not fully developed in the first book. The first half of the book absolutely grabbed my attention, but then it started to turn into a sorry excuse of a teen romance novel, and it seemed that all attention to story line outside of the love interest took a backseat. The climactic events toward the end were completely unbelievable given the prior development and seemed to come from no where in particular.
I really wanted to like it, and I did at first, but ended up being sorely disappointed. Even so, I have to give at least 3 stars because the beginning was indeed very good.
Yes. This story grabs you and has you constantly wondering what's next. It gets sappy in spots as the teen girl's internal romantic monologues last about 4 times too long. It would have been five stars without those. Even with those I enjoyed the book tremendously.
Reminded me a bit of Hunger Games with a dash of Ender's Game. Sprinkled in was some silly romance, like I imagine would be in those Twilight books. So, if you like those you'll probably love this.
Reading a story about a way of life I know nothing about could be difficult to understand or relate to. However this story unfolds in a way that both visual and comprehending.
The character naturally coming into her own.
I'm always sad when I end an amazing series and I was looking for something new after finishing The Hunger Games. This series has totally brouight me out of my "I have no more Hunger Games books to read" slum. I liked both series equally, and I'm sure when I finish the last book I will be in a "I have no more Divergent books to read" slum as well.
No, but only because I very rarely listen/read the same book twice.
The flavor of Divergent reminds be a bit of the Dune series - full of life lessons and moral/ethical commentary, but in a futuristic setting.
Tris - the star - is of course quite good. But I also liked Tris' mother, Evelyn.
No extreme reaction - but a very thought-provoking book.
Excellent book - slightly sic-fi, but not as futuristic as we might think. I am currently listening to Insurgent, the second book in the series; so far, just as good as Divergent.
I found that Hunger Games and Divergent have a lot in common except that Hunger games can transcend generational interest much better. This story was meant for a more immature audience and devoted a lot of time to interactions particularly exchanges of insults and physical assault.
I grew weary of the teenage perspective and I lost interest.
narrator has a lot of bitchy sarcastic inflection - that grew tiresome too.