Divergent

June 8, 2015

by Veronica Roth

Unfortunately I watched the movie before reading this book, which probably influenced my opinion about it. But even if I liked the movie better, I found the book to be very good. I read it in just a few hours and I didn’t want to stop. Read the first and the second in the series on one day.

I find (compared to the movie) that the time line and the order that things happen to be slightly confusing, but I don’t want to that to affect my rating since I am sure I wouldn’t have reacted to it had I not seen the movie.

The writing is good and I find it easy to read and it just enough amount descriptions to make me feel the surroundings etc. I couldn’t stop reading and I always felt like I needed to know what happened so I had to keep going. I feel like there may be a bit too many characters present in the book and it can at times get confusing who’s who and all that, but overall I think Veronica Roth did a great job with this book.

Somehow though, I failed to connect with Tris. I honestly feel like she’s whiny and annoying. I only kept reading cause I liked Four. I would have rather had this story from his POV. But I may also be biased here because of the movie (which I really liked) and I can’t say what reaction I would have had to his character had I not seen it on TV beforehand.

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Wrap Up

Divergent

  • 8/10
    Overall
  • 7.5/10
    Plot
  • 7/10
    Writing
  • 7/10
    Characters
  • 6/10
    Ending

Pros

  • OK writing
  • Believable characters
  • Easy to read
  • Good worldbuilding

Cons

  • No connection with main character

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