One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
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I will admit that it took me a while to get into this story. I listened to the first hour and a half or so and then dropped it because nothing had happened to grab me. Picked it back up about a month later on a long car ride. Was a good story to pass the time in the car and by the time the trip was over I was hooked!
I understand. It is a teen aged girl in the middle of a civil war, but honestly, how many times does she complain about things while others around her make great sacrifices while she stabs then in the back and refuses to face her own inner conflict. the way it is written makes her inner conflict so obvious that it becomes monotonous hearing about it. in print I would not have finished the book, but muscled through it on audible because I didn't have anything else loaded on my phone for a long drive.
While the overall plot and story line work to maintain your interest, Roth's dialogue and story line are insipid and juvenile - even for YA literature. Her writing shows little insight and is completely devoid of cleverness or intelligence. The performance is about what you'd expect a teenage girl to sound like but does becomes grating and childish too often. The movies are far better.
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