Not necessarily. I am a strong advocate for audiobooks there are readers who struggle with words and audio can help them overcome barriers. I prefer to use audiobooks while having the print version in front of me as well.
It was all very memorable. I loved watching the relationship between Tris and Tobias grow.
Tris will probably always be my favorite.
Yes, of course!! It was torture to have to push pause or go to sleep!!
I hesitated to jump on the ya trilogy bandwagon but after caving am thrilled I did. This book was a fun listen with an excellent narrator and engaging storyline, strong characters and enough twists to keep me involved. Loved insurgent as well - despite the negative reviews from others and will happily purchase allegiant just to find out how it all comes together.
My oldest daughter is reading this along with every girl and boy in her school. Honestly, I can't sit down and read books like this, but as a parent I must do something. So thanks to Audible, my huge "to do list" and some headphones, I listened to it over the week.
One thing is, I can now use the book to talk to her. She has no idea how I know the stuff in the book (I asked her yesterday how brave she is), but her thinking I read it makes me the cool dad.
The story is better than expected, but not enough to keep me on my the edge. The reading surprised me and was well done.
I recommend this to dads to see what their girls are reading. There is young love (naturally) and I feel it will help to use this when talking about her future and goals.
Now.....on to book two while I still have the nerve.
The tale picks up with the very next frame of the picture and the action never stops. The growth in the characters is evident, although I do wish Tris would stop bemoaning being just 16.
Continue with the friends you made in Divergent.
I'd say it would rank in 5th place, it was good, interesting, and told the story well.
Triss and Tobias together
The Love Story continues
Good 2nd in the series
Yes. While I struggled with the story telling, I found the characters interesting.
I really enjoyed the narrator. I thought her voice was good and she brought the characters to life
I was kind of lost through out this book. I liked the first and thought there were parts to this novel that should have been explained earlier. However, the end hooked me into reading the third book in this series.
The story line and narration were both complementary of one another. I enjoyed this story and am eager for the final book of the trilogy.
I had the pleasure of listening to this book on a long car ride with my 15 year old granddaughter. After arriving at our destination, I then read Divergent. We finished Insurgent on the ride home and are now listening to Allegiant. What a wonderful experience this has been. I can't wait for the movie!
I got bored and didn't finish the second book. If I hadn't already downloaded all three books (because I was expecting a great series), I wouldn't have even paid for the second book. Have no interest in finishing this book or starting the third. Maybe if I watch the movie I'll regain the interest
First book was good and engaging. I was surprised since it seems it was targeted for mid-teen readers.
Insurgent seem to want to demonstrate that the characters are all spoiled suburban teens who are all competing for who has had it worse. At least 30% of the book is dialog between characters complaining about nobody understands them. They grew up in post apocalyptic Chicago.. I think they know how to cope with a little bit of hardship.
If petty high school drama is what you seek. Look no further! Since Tris was literally forced to kill her boyfriend, Christina's response is... "I think I can start to forgive you now." Forget about her parents being gunned down in front of her, Tris will bitch about this one incident for at least 5% of the book. No kidding.
Generally, the plot starts abruptly and seemingly unrelated to the first. Also, let's not forget the enormous plot hole regarding collecting Divergent people. The city is full of Divergents and instead of grabbing a few of them from your own headquarters, the pacifists or randomly off the street, let's have a shootout! I thought Erudite were suppose to be smart.. Hmm.
I could barely make it through this book. I only stuck with it hoping it would get better.. It didn't. I will save you the trouble, read the first 3 chapters and read the last 3 chapters. That will give you everything you need without the filler.
While I returned this book, I do intend to give the third one a try. I hope the author improved her story.