Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four. Any thoughts

Discuss the June 2014 book of the month Divergent by Veronica Roth. While only Divergent--the first book of the series--is the book of the month, feel free to use this subforum to discuss the rest of the series or to talk about the movies, but make sure not to post spoilers unless noted in the topic title.
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Re: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four. Any thoughts

Post by Vallary » 06 Feb 2016, 00:18

I love the series but I hate the ending. I just thought it be different. Like I didn't expect that to happen.

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Post by Antanas » 17 Aug 2016, 07:20

It's a good book, however... wrong on one point. You're either have a divergent mind set or you don't. You can't be 5 or 10% divergent. You're either 100% divergent or you're not. How do I know this? Because I'm 100% divergent myself.

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Post by Clifora » 28 Aug 2016, 05:43

I loved Divergent! As in, the first book. The second book, well, made me lose some interest. The third book was quite interesting and I loved the ending! I kept rereading the first book, to me, it was the best in the series. Four was quite interesting as well as I got to see a different Point of View.
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Post by ameno8907 » 28 Aug 2016, 12:38

For me there are two types of series: ones that make me rip into the rest of the series after the first book and ones that I felt could have ended after the first one. For me Divergent was a series that could have ended after the first one. I loved the first book and thought the idea was interesting but when I got to the end I didn't feel the urge to read the second. I started the second anyway but never got into it.

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Post by stephlissa » 02 Sep 2016, 08:14

I don't think that was the author's intention, though - Four was Divergent and had more skill in other areas whereas Tris as a Divergent was kind of a Jack of all trades.

Both of them still tested Divergent when others didn't.

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Post by Lauren M » 14 Sep 2016, 08:51

I loved the first book and movie. The second was just alright, and I hated the third. The story seemed to become too far fetched for me.

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Post by CRaymond » 14 Sep 2016, 17:48

I loved them! They were a quick read but one I couldn't put down! However my heart broke in the end.

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Post by zero_macabre » 30 Sep 2016, 05:33

It was an amazing series - I loved it. Just that I didn't really enjoy Insurgent. Other than that, the other three were pretty action-packed and I couldn't stop reading!

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Post by forever young » 02 Oct 2016, 10:05

My daughter read this series several times. I however couldn't get into it

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 15 Dec 2017, 16:27

Maybe it's just about having more of a balanced mix between the five faction traits. Like maybe Four leaned too heavily towards Dauntless and Abnegation, but not enough towards Amity or Candor. I'm not really sure where the lines are drawn.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 15 Dec 2017, 16:33

I haven't read Four yet, but I've been meaning to for some time. I enjoyed reading the books, the first more than any of the rest but I find that happens in a lot of series. It was simplistic, sure, but I like stories where they divide people into groups. I don't know why. I guess it's symbolic of how we tend to do that as a society.

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 22:52

I enjoyed reading the entire series. The first book is my favorite, however, I think the author does well with the story and characters throughout the other books in the series. This book is in my favorite genre so that made it much more enjoyable. I have yet to read the novella about Tobias Eaton. I think I will reread the series and then read the novella. However, I tend not to enjoy novellas as much as the real series.

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Post by holsam_87 » 22 Jun 2018, 01:22

I got them all on Audible one summer to listen to because I was spending a lot of time on the local transportation bus. I enjoyed the fact that Tris didn't adhere to what was expected of her, that she was daring. Her relationship with Four was great, and it was good to get his perspective too.
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