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The second book, Insurgent, continued the same excitement of Divergent; but it is where I started to pull away. I believe the author, Veronica Roth, is much better at building a world than telling the story set within.
It is amazing that she is able to come up with such an interesting concept at a young age, but in the second book of the series (and especially the third Allegiant), the characters fall flat.
Allegiant was painful for me to get through. No one had ruined the ending for me, but I found myself completely uninterested in finishing it. I pushed through all of the back and forth in Tris & Four's relationship, and got to the controversial ending.
An ending doesn't have to be a perfect, happily ever after, but this one felt as if i worked so hard to get to nothing. I think the struggle to get through the overly angst-ridden beginning, made the ending dull. I felt no hope for the characters remaining at the end, and stopped my husband in his reading of the series.
We do have plans to see the remaining movies... when they release on Netflix.
I thought Divergent sort of provoked some thoughts that the Hunger Games didn't and I felt overall it was less violent, and more psychological warfare, if you will, and I found that much more interesting than a bunch of kids trying to kill each other.
I really loved this book though and I can't wait to read the others!
-- 30 May 2015, 03:35 --
tebo19 wrote:I wasn't very impressed with how the first book was written, I am used to reading better written book like The northern lights but i started to really identify with tris and i loved the plot line. I loved Lynn and Shauna and Uriah in Insurgent, i think they were absolutely brilliant characters and i was not happy when they weren't featured too much in the movies. Alleigant was full of plot twists but i absolutely loved it. I didn't really enjoy four that much, I thought it was interesting but not really worth the money i paid
-- 30 May 2015, 03:35 --
How come? I mean, you said you liked the characters and the plot line, doesn't that make it worth?
I thought Divergent was unique because of the way the factions were presented. It also had some great action descriptions, and the characters were well-written. I found it to be a pretty quick read, and it was enjoyable enough on its own, without having to go to the next in the series.