After reading countless extremely positive reviews, I was expecting literary gold, but discovered, much to my disappointment, only bronze. Divergent is simply too predictable, and the protagonist too ignorant, for it to be entirely entertaining. I found myself continually frustrated with the main character for her decidedly annoying bipolarity and seemingly oblivious understanding of the world around her. Too much of the book is spent on tedious romantic relationships, and her perpetual internal struggle to discover her identity. I can generally suspend disbelief quite easily, but this book required leaps I wasn't willing to take. Roth relies heavily on unlikely plot devices to propel the story line. By the end, I was so aggravated by the countless plot holes and ridiculous circumstances, that I could barely enjoy the climax. All that being said, the book has its enjoyable moments. They were just too few and far between.
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