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 katyg98 » 15 Feb 2015, 10:10

I absolutely loved Divergent and Insurgent, read them both in less than a day! Then allegiant... I'm sorry but I hated it, it was the most disappointing end to a series I have ever read... I didn't read Four because I hated it that much! Sorry!

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Post by jax2 » 15 Feb 2015, 10:19

I think a lot of people did not like Allegiant because Tris died. And that was really, really sad. But it made sense. At least the author didn't give up trying and give it a stupid ending like Hunger Games series. I have always felt that if Katniss had died I would have been way happier with the ending to an already crappy third book than the way she did end it.

The main character cannot always live and if it makes sense that they die, it is not so bad as having them live without it making sense.

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Post by lady_charlie » 15 Feb 2015, 21:07

What do you think about Americans and stories with happy endings?

Do people from other places put up with sad endings better?
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Post by jawds » 17 Feb 2015, 00:56

I love this book series SO MUCH!

I haven't read Four yet, but that is only because I can't find the right edition to match my series!

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Post by melbuhtoast » 19 Feb 2015, 13:15

I really enjoyed this series. I haven't read Four yet, but I am looking forward to it. I felt like there was a lot to relate to and Tris was the perfect main character to take the series forward. There was a little bit of everything: excitement, betrayal, love, yearning, etc. I also really liked that the author didn't play by the "rules" and has Tris die at the end - I for one didn't see THAT coming!
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Post by Booklover_1999 » 25 Feb 2015, 07:20

I love Divergent and I have cried at the end of the serie. It's very cool written. It's a different world as ours but it looks also as ours and I think that's the most surprising :)

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Post by bkat99 » 25 Feb 2015, 16:24

I liked the fact that they widened the perspective in the later books so we're looking at an entire civilization and not just a community. I want to know more in depth on how the 'experiment' actually began. I am such a scientist I would probably be lumped in with the 'bad guys'.

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Post by csimmons032 » 07 Mar 2015, 19:48

I loved Divergent. I thought the characters were great and that it was so action-packed. Insurgent was decent. It certainly had a lot of action, but I thought that Tris made a lot of questionable choices in that one. Allegient I did not like at all. I was enjoying most of it, but the ending completely ruined it for me. I don't get why authors have to ruin a completely good series that way. Why can't they just make them have happy endings?
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Post by Jesska6029 » 17 Mar 2015, 19:54

I read the series, and I really liked it. I didn't love it, but I can understand why so many people connect with it. I just never connected with Tris in a way that made me miss her story when it was all over.
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Post by Scorsee » 19 Mar 2015, 21:08

I really enjoyed Divergent but by the time I got to Allegiant I was annoyed. I did not appreciate the ending...I felt that there could have been more closure with Tris' death. It just seemed kind of thrown together how it played out to the end. I still haven't read Four because I was so annoyed with the end of Allegiant. We'll see.
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Post by ashley_claire » 19 Mar 2015, 21:31

Jesska6029 wrote:I read the series, and I really liked it. I didn't love it, but I can understand why so many people connect with it. I just never connected with Tris in a way that made me miss her story when it was all over.
Yes! I just really didn't care about Tris by the end so it didn't bother me. I read the series after they were all out and was pleasantly surprised that I hadn't heard any spoilers about the end. This is one of those rare times that I actually like the movie more than the book. I think it comes about more in the second book, but Tris is a typical female main character that starts strong and then just gets so whiny and "why meeee" as the series moves along. I'm interested to see how the second movie keeps developing her character.

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Post by EleIIIV » 19 Mar 2015, 21:58

All i can say is these books will truly open your mind and heart

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Post by weoo » 21 Mar 2015, 04:48

The Divergent Series are amazing! The first movie could have been better, but the second movie was amazing! To be honest, I finished Divergent in 1 day! It's just irresistible! Four wasn't such a necessary book to be made, but I liked it. I stand by what some people say that the Divergent Series and The Hunger Games Trilogy are very similar. I enjoyed both series! Actually, I don't really know which one I enjoyed more! Veronica Roth is an excellent author and I think she should continue writing more mind-blowing novels. Some people said that Tris's death ruined the story, but I deny that. Hooray for Divergent!!

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Post by Ihyra » 21 Mar 2015, 05:27

I was literally glued from Divergent till Allegiant...just couldn't put it down!
Read it one after the other non-stop! It was an E-Book so the result was: headache, eye pain, fatigue and dizziness as I hadn't eaten or slept for the whole duration :( :'( :(
Contrary to most people, I loved the ending of the series. It could not have ended better...a happy ending would have made things too unrealistic, besides it was good enough that Tris survived the "Death Serum".
As for Four, a better world indeed! ;)

-- 21 Mar 2015, 22:32 --

By the way the movie version was PATHETIC!!! :(
My friends told me that they forgot all about Al and there was no mention of the bullying squad...I didn't bother watching the film :)
Besides, Tris (movie) didn't match the book character! :(

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Post by Tigergal46 » 24 Mar 2015, 11:06

I love, love, love this series! Tris Prior's search for herself through the whole story really resonated with me. I connected with her character on a personal level, she reminded me a bit of myself but she is more than I could ever be, I realize that she is fictional but Roth did an amazing job developing her character into someone that children and adults alike can relate to in the end. In addition, the ending of Allegiant killed me emotionally and caused me to have a book hangover for quite a few months. Any book series that can cause me to hurt with the characters is great in my opinion.

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