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 courtney8847 » 08 Sep 2015, 21:50

I liked the first two, but was very disappointed with the last. I feel almost as if the whole series just led up to a disappointing ending.

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Post by dmvv32 » 04 Nov 2015, 12:28

I really enjoys this series. I thought the story line was really well written and all three of the books held my interest to the end.

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Post by Aithne » 07 Nov 2015, 12:51

This series was a weird one. I really liked sections of it and the faction the main character wound up with suited her really well, despite her 'divergent' personality. However, the books were in many ways one dimensional. I felt the ending for the main character was disappointing and unsatisfactory, too.

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Post by VinuW » 10 Nov 2015, 13:48

I loved the Divergent series, and read it in a week. The movies were good, not great.
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Post by zaynab_m » 12 Nov 2015, 12:55

Four was the best, in my opinion. Knowing Tobias's point of view, his story, really interested me. Also, I just enjoyed the book more than I enjoyed Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant.
From Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, I think Divergent was the best. Insurgent was bad, and Allegiant just worse. I only liked the series at the beginning
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Post by Wizard Magic » 17 Dec 2015, 18:45

The Divergent series was very well written and unique. It was a good mix of romance, dystopia, and adventure. The plot was interesting and unpredictable which made it a thrilling read. The characters were also well created and diverse. I thought the best part of the series was the the romance wasn't completely the center of attention in the plot line. This made the book more realistic and believable even while being fiction. The end of the series was surprising and very well done. While it was not the perfect happy ending it was meaningful and the best ending for the plot line.

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Post by doyle5 » 31 Dec 2015, 00:53

I liked the three original books. I found the book "Four" kind of creepy. I visualization of Four's character was butchered. At least, in the romance sense of his character. It was interesting to see the damage Marcus's abuse did to him and his struggle to be a strong person, even though everyone around him thought of him as strong.

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Post by Raven1128 » 04 Jan 2016, 16:00

I loved the first two books of the series but Allegiant just had too much going on. It seemed as if she didn't know where she wanted to go with the story. I didn't really care for the ending either. There were too many loose strings and it was not very clear as to why the experimental society was created in the first place. I was just overall disappointed by the last book.

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Post by Tlcangels » 06 Jan 2016, 23:10

I have read the first in the series and thought it was well done. The female lead, Tris, was a strong figure but also feminine. I like that because women are not weak.

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Post by Bookaholic14 » 09 Jan 2016, 19:07

Keeping in mind the type of book and the target audience, I enjoyed the series. The end of book 3 was completely unexpected. I am very much a fan of the HEA endings, so this one really threw me for a loop. I enjoyed reading Four and getting ore insight into his character, as well as seeing things from his perspective. I found that I had a better understanding of his character and a better appreciation for him, the decisions he made, and how much he had gone through in his life. I find that a second POV often adds to a book, if it is done properly.
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Post by Malania » 20 Jan 2016, 22:42

I really enjoyed this series. It was a fun read.

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Post by Dame_Shan » 23 Jan 2016, 00:59

I enjoyed the plot. It had a "feel" of The Giver in this Utopian apocalyptic setting. The curiosity of what is beyond the wall and the abilities testing relates to The Giver's plot. I thought the word play regarding the test skills and job placement was clever. The five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Tris secret multiple abilities and the dubious outcome of being found out intrigues the reader. Tris' integrity and moral values moves the protagonist to reveal the injustices in her society. Divergent is a wonderful book for middle teens and older.

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Post by jdy » 23 Jan 2016, 18:41

I am currently reading the divergent series for the second time. I read them the first time before the movies came out, and as the date should be approaching for the last movie I wanted to remind myself of what happened. I have once again gotten involved in the lives of Tris and Four

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Post by Lezer » 24 Jan 2016, 21:59

I loved the divergent series!! To be completely honest I spoiled the ending of allegiant for one of my friends.

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Post by zoelaurynn » 25 Jan 2016, 13:02

I thoroughly enjoyed Divergent. As for Insurgent, however, Tris kinda annoyed me with all of her "selfless/brave" antics. By the third book I was so annoyed with her "heroism" that I wasn't even mad at the ending.

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