I finally got on the Divergent boat. To be clear, I mean I’ve read the book now, not that I am actually a Divergent (though an online quiz did tell me that was indeed the case).
I guess you could say I’m a fan. After finishing the novel I sat down and watched the trailer for the upcoming film that had been released a mere few days before. The film looks much more epic than the book. And that’s not to say the book was not action-packed but I was not as drawn to read the book consistently as I am now to see the movie when it releases next spring.
As far as plots and the “creation of worlds” go, Veronica Roth was masterful. And even though I enjoyed the book thoroughly I was not drawn in by her writing style. I personally have a taste for eloquent, descriptive writing and I didn’t find that much throughout the book. It was more along the lines of the style of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy.
Overall, I found the characters of Four and Tris to be endearing despite their faction. And Caleb as well, I really liked him but maybe that’s just my book-loving, knowledge-seeking self peeking out ;).
I’m looking forward to reading the sequel Insurgent and the forthcoming short stories and third book in the series, Allegiant. YA dystopian novels seem to be very popular lately, and I hope that’s a trend that’s here to stay.
Favorite line/quote: “My mother told me once that, a long time ago, there were people who wouldn’t buy genetically engineered produce because they viewed it as unnatural. Now we have no other option.”
Lastly, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the novel! I’m a big fan of Shailene Woodley so I think that she will pull off Tris flawlessly, what do you think?
P.S. This is my first book review/thoughts, so let me know if you like it, have recommendations for other books to review, etc. Thank you!
I thought this would be an appropriate first post. Describes me quite a lot.