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Title: DivergentAuthor: Veronica RothPublication Date: April 25, 2011Publisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPages: 487Amazon Book Blurb:One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factionsCandor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. Review: Published in 2011, Divergent is Veronica Roth’s first novel. The first of a series by the same name, Divergent reflects the voracious appetite readers at the time had for post-apocalyptic literature. The story is entirely from the viewpoint of sixteen year-old Tris who’s forced to undertake a social sorting test that separates them into separate and distinct factionsnot unlike the houses of Hogwartsthat dictate their members’ roles in society. These factions come complete with initiations and manifestos that emphasize their respective ideal virtues. It’s discovered during Tris’s sorting test that she doesn’t fit neatly into any one group. In other word’s, she’s special. I’d heard of this book when I came across it on Amazon but I was immediately snared by the potential the world setting offered. An entire society formally divided into factions by their values? I could just imagine the possibilities. Unfortunately, I found that potential to be largely wasted. I was quickly bothered by the facile nature of the world Veronica had built. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin, but I expect my fictional worlds to survive the most cursory of internal logic tests. In this, Divergent fails. The characters tended to be fairly shallow and predictable in the extreme. Their goals rarely extended further than than the scene that contained them. I found the dialogue to be similarly shallow and unrealistic. The plot twists were predictable. The writing was often as subtle as a Leslie Nielson movie. Maybe I’m giving the young adult genre too much credit but the characters and plot were about as surprising as a form-fittingly wrapped Christmas present. I’m genuinely surprised at the praise this book has received. There wasn’t anything exemplary about the book except for the setting’s concept which turned out to be poorly developed despite its potential. I’m fairly certain that the reason Divergent obtained such an impressive level of success can be narrowed down to its impeccable timing. Publishers and readers alike were hungry for another Katniss Everdeen story. Another story about a young women who had more handsome romantic prospects than she knew what to do with. Now, don’t get me wrong. I try to support new authors. I wish Veronica the best in her writing endeavors. It could very well be that I’m not a fan of the simplistic style she uses, a style exemplified in her website’s biography:"Im Veronica. I write books for young adults. Specifically, I wrote the books Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection. I like things. Some of those things are (in no particular order): Harry Potter, rain, YA, books, puns, cute animals, tea, sitcoms, grammar, writing, Chicago, Doc Martens, trains, flat stretches of prairie land, cold weather months, and so on. "It’s very possible I’m missing something that her fans are picking up on. After all, her books are adored by millions. They can’t all be wrong. Check it out!
Review “The next big thing.”–Rolling Stone”Roth knows how to write. The novel’s love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book.”–Publishers Weekly”In this addictive sequel to the acclaimed Divergent, a bleak post-apocalyptic Chicago collapses into all-out civil war. Another spectacular cliffhanger. Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they’ll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume.”–Kirkus Reviews”Insurgent explores several critical themes, including the importance of family and the crippling power of grief at its loss. A very good read.”–School Library JournalThe next big thing. –Rolling Stone”Roth knows how to write. The novel s love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book. –Publishers Weekly”In this addictive sequel to the acclaimed Divergent, a bleak post-apocalyptic Chicago collapses into all-out civil war. Another spectacular cliffhanger. Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they ll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume. –Kirkus Reviews”Insurgent explores several critical themes, including the importance of family and the crippling power of grief at its loss. A very good read. –School Library Journal” –This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Insurgent CD (Divergent Series) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged by Veronica Roth (Author) Review
I generally don’t like books written in first person. ..not because I don’t like first person, I have just found in my experience that telling a story from entirely one person’s point of view is a challenge. And, a lot of authors haven’t mastered it. ..yet. That being said, I really liked this book, rather because of the first person, not in spite of it. The central character, Tris, is multi-layered and quite unpredictable in her reactions to the situations going on around her. She doesn’t do what I think she will do. She is intelligent and she approaches the world around her in a unique, intelligent way. She’s also a strong female figure which I like. And she holds her own with Four, an Alpha male. ..with very little softness to him. But its good. Four is a good guy, he just doesn’t always come off that way. Still waters run deep though. ..Underneath the seemingly indifferent straight-laced trainer is a kind intelligent heart. His and Tris’ coupling plays out realistically and very sweetly. The Dystopian faction-based society is intriguing. ..raising alot of questions in my mind. I was thinking about it long after I finished reading the book. Also, a plus, the movie version of the book actually does the book justice (quite shocking these days. ) Read the Book. Watch the movie (near perfect casting!) -Read Reviews-
InsurgentThe novel picks up where the last novel, Divergent, leaves off, but as another reviewer pointed it, it’s as if you’ve discovered an entirely different person as Tris was portrayed in the first novel!The Tris in Divergent is a girl on the cusp of womanhood, growing up in an Amish-type group called Abnegation and they have very severe laws of behavior. Through a rite that looks suspiciously like Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat ceremony, she goes to Dauntless, the military-style faction in post-Apocalypse Chicago. Anyway, Insurgent does not stand on its own. You have to read the first before reading the second. The second does little to catch the reader up so if you’re new to the series you’re about as screwed as Will was under simulation but I digress!Comments:I like the world Veronica Roth built, but not how she wrote it. She dives so much into the teenage angst of Tris, and what she thinks about certain things, her fear of being a liar, deceiving all her friends and having a major guilt trip during the first 300 pages of the novel. When I finally reached (struggled is more the term) near the end with the confrontation with Jeanine, the conversion of Peter (a religious angle? Nah!) and a convoluted ending, well let’s just say I was not rewarded by what I read. Book to Movie: This is not a review of the movie, but I did like the movie better than the book. That’s like saying I liked spinach better than liver. The movie cuts to the chase and leaves out all the teenage angst nonsense, and brings the ending to a fast conclusion (changing Roth’s plot liberally). But with speed it loses its interest, and so it too is not really worth the time. Conclusion:Divergent is a novel that is very derivative of other Young Adult novels of a similar genre. The author must have read Hunger Games and Harry Potter and morphed them into a dystopian novel of sorts. I could have worked regardless. Unfortunately the Tris character being changed from a tough as nails warrior to a whiny, suicidal teenager was too much to bear. Not recommended!
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