Divergent Audiobook Summary
Discover or return to the dystopian series that’s captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers! This first in Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.
One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions.
Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
And don’t miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth’s powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!
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Divergent Full Details
|11 hours 11 minutes
|Katherine Tegen Books
|May 03, 2011
The publisher of the Divergent is Katherine Tegen Books. The imprint is Katherine Tegen Books. It is supplied by Katherine Tegen Books. The ISBN-13 is 9780062067593.
This book is only available in the United States.
December 23, 2011
Today I almost attacked a man in public. A man who was yelling at and abusing his partner. Kicking the trolley, shoving her and screaming obscenities at her. I ditched the trolley I'd been pushing and stormed toward them, my mind blank of anything but ruthless fury.The next part was like out of some stupid romance novel. Mr Kennedy pulled back on my arm and said, "No. There is no way you're going over there!" He took off the baby sling, handed it to me and sent me to go put the groceries and baby in the car while he handled it.Usually that's the part of the novel where the female heroine swoons or something but I only got angrier. Did he just relegate me to child-minding and packing away groceries? Because I have a uterus? To say I was unimpressed would be an understatement.Never before have I actually wanted to be a man. I love being a woman and I think being a woman is a fantastic thing to be. But I wanted to kick that man's ass. I absolutely hated myself for being weak and puny. It's not fair. To not be able to fight your own battles, to not be able to stand up for weaker people when you want to. It's so, incredibly, painfully unfair. Why can't I have big muscles? Why couldn't Mr Kennedy wait by the car while I got to go up and play harpsichord with his lower intestinal tract? Why must I swallow my pride and accept that I'm just not as strong or muscular as Mr Kennedy?Perhaps it's that drive that made me connect so much with Tris. I wonder what kind of personality types would enjoy this novel? I've seen a lot of three star reviews and I just can't fathom why when this book was a solid five stars for me. Even with it's somewhat implausible storyline I loved it.I loved all the characters, especially Tris, for being a hardass, cold motherfucker when other YA protagonists would whither and melt into a gooey puddle of patheticness. Maybe I connected with it because I could absolutely imagine being Dauntless. Catching moving trains? Abseiling? Fighting? Sign me up now. I think I would have loved every minute of it.The writing was quite smooth and the action sequences were clear, concise and well-explained. The pacing and the plot never really give up, making this book difficult to put down. Over all, I thoroughly loved this novel. I'm hard-pressed to come up with any flaws or issues that annoyed me.Most of all, it made me wish I really could kickass and take names like Tris does. Perhaps taking up kickboxing would be a good place to start.Don't forget to check out my blog, Cuddlebuggery, and add me on twitter!
June 13, 2018
i need to make something perfectly clear. i am well aware that i gave 4 stars to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. and i am giving 5 stars to this one. the world is a tough and inconsistent sphere.because Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a much much better written book. it's no contest. she is lush and lyrical and there is a gravity to her writing that makes you stop every so often to murmur, "well said, laini taylor, well said..."this book is just fun.fun fun fun fun fun fun fun funthis is unexpected pillowfight, marshmallow syrup on strawberry ice cream, kitten in a bag fun.it was recommended to me on here by a different karen, and i borrowed it from work almost immediately. before that,i had never even heard of it, which is strange, because it appears to be something of a sensation. and i definitely get why.if you are someone who needs your dystopian fiction to, you know, make sense, you probably won't like this. no one is going to read this book and think, "oh, man - that is exactly where our society is headed! i can see that becoming a reality in five years' time!!" nope.it is more like a board game: there are rules and you accept them and you play. "but why are you a scottie dog and i am a thimble?? that makes no sense!!" because that's how that game is played. stop asking so many questions and roll the dice. fun fun fun fun violence fun fighting fun fun fun (view spoiler)[fucking BUTTER KNIFE in THE EYE!!! (hide spoiler)] superfun whaaaaaaat? fun pow. i love this character, i love this book, i love the construct, as little as it holds up to scrutiny. all i know is it grabbed my attention and i refused to stop reading. there was no grilled cheese that night, let me tell you. i want this entire series to be written, now, and i want to climb out onto my fire escape with a package of iced oatmeal cookies and my rabbit and some pink lemonade and not be disturbed for a week or so. depending on how long this series is going to be.oh, but bad cover. bad, bad cover. i would never have picked this up without the rec.come to my blog!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
December 04, 2013
I definitely enjoyed it. At first, I had trouble convincing my older son to read it, because he was convinced that every dystopian novel is a "Hunger Games" wannabe, but he read it on a recent plane trip and we had a great in-depth discussion about the characters and their motivations.The premise: Chicago of the future is a closed city-state. The citizenry really doesn't have any idea what is beyond their borders. They just know it's dangerous. Inside the city, humanity is divided into five factions based on moral imperatives. Candor, for instance, values truth above all else. They serve as lawyers and public speakers. Erudite values knowledge. They serve as teachers. Abnegation values self-denial and community service. They are the community's leaders, since they alone can be trusted not to be power-hungry.Our heroine Tris is born into Abnegation, but during her choosing ceremony at age sixteen, she decides to join the Dauntless, who value fearlessness and serve as the society's soldiers and guards. The novel follows her through her initiation training, during which Tris discovers that their society is not as harmonious as she once believed. Making things even worse, Tris must keep her true aptitude secret. She is in a small minority of people who are divergent -- whose skills could suit them for more than one faction. What this means is not at first clear, but it will make Tris's life very dangerous.
November 05, 2022
I choose Amity. In a dystopian future, in a post-apocalyptic world, society has divided itself into five factions. Candor, who want nothing but the truth; Erudite, who hold intelligence above all; Amity, who love and desire peace; Dauntless, who value strength and life without fear; and Abnegation, who devote themselves to selfless altruism. Beatrice Prior is born under the care of altruist parents, but at the tender age of sixteen she’ll have to choose a faction to live with for the rest of her life. Her whole world has been Abnegation, but Dauntless also seems wild and full of life. And what about Erudition… Her faction orientation test gives her unsettling results, something dangerous that may even put her life in danger; but she still needs to choose a faction, and fast… before someone finds out.LOVED IT. I love dystopian fiction and love YA, and this one was a perfect combination of both. Add to that a slow burn romance and fast paced plot full of action. Bingo. YA heaven. Loved watching Tris blossom from a shy selfless to a daring dauntless, without ever losing sight of her origins. The chemistry with Four was amazing, and the pair just make dual madness. Christina was also great. Caleb can go suck and egg. Oh yes and Peter and Eric, how could I forget those two! Yeah… f*ck ‘em.The movie (2014) is a good adaptation, not at all great, but fairly faithful to the book. Most of the movie played real smoothly, some very great moments, capture the flag and zipline scenes among my top favorites, astoundingly beautiful scenery. Woodley plays a kickass Tris and Kravitz nails Christina, Judd ever so lovely. James as Four was ok, I guess. Will and Edward were shockingly disappointing, I remember them being kinda crucial to the book and terribly underused in the film. And as much as I love Winslet I think she didn't convince as a villain. Also the ending went a bit too far off-script for my taste and partially ruined what could’ve been a wonderful ending. A flawed film, but still very decent to watch, all things considered. ----------------------------------------------- PERSONAL NOTE :  [487p] [YA] [Highly Recommendable] ----------------------------------------------- Yo elijo Cordialidad. En un futuro distópico, en un mundo post-apocalíptico, la sociedad se ha dividido a sí misma en cinco facciones: Verdad, aquellos que quieren nada más que la sinceridad; Erudición, que estiman la inteligencia sobre todo; Cordialidad, que aman y desean la paz; Osadía, que valoran la fuerza y vivir sin temor; y Abnegación, que dedican su vida a un puro altruismo.Beatrice Prior nace bajo la tutela de padres altruistas, pero a la tierna edad de dieciséis deberá elegir una facción en la cual vivir el resto de su vida. Todo su mundo ha sido Abnegación, pero Osadía también parece tan salvaje y lleno de vida. Y no olvidar Erudición… Su test de orientación de facción da resultados inquietantes, algo peligroso que podría poner su vida en peligro; pero aun así debe elegir una facción y rápido… antes de que alguien se entere.LO AME. Amo la ficción distópíca y amo lo Joven Adulto, y esto fue una perfecta combinación de ambas. Añadir a eso un romance de lento ardor y una trama de ritmo rápido lleno de acción. Bingo. Cielo joven adulto. Amé ver a Tris florecer de una tímida desinteresada a una valiente intrépida, sin nunca perder visión de sus orígenes. La química con Cuatro fue espectacular, y el par hacen locura dual. Christina también fue genial. Caleb puede irse a chupar un huevo. Ah sí y Peter y Eric, ¡cómo podría olvidarme de esos dos! Sí… que se pudran.La película (2014) es una buena adaptación, para nada grandiosa, pero bastante fiel al libro. Casi toda la película fluye muy bien, algunos momentos muy geniales, la escena de captura la bandera y la tirolesa entre mis más favoritas, asombrosamente hermosa escenografía. Woodley hace una tremenda Tris, y Kravitz brilla como Christina, Judd siempre tan adorable. James como Cuatro estuvo bien, supongo. Will y Edward fueron chocantemente decepcionante, los recuerdo como algo crucial en el libro y terriblemente infrautilizados en la película. Y por más que amo a Winslet creo que no fue convincente como villana. El final como que se salió un poco demasiado del guión para mi gusto y parcialmente arruinó lo que podía haber sido un increíble final. Una película imperfecta, pero igualmente muy decente de ver, considerando todo.----------------------------------------------- NOTA PERSONAL :  [487p] [Joven Adulto] [Altamente Recomendable] -----------------------------------------------
March 30, 2012
Okay, okay, I completely understand why people could really like this and also why people could find it a huge disappointment. As for the latter... well, this was one of the most highly anticipated works of dystopian fiction to be released this year and the fact of the matter is that it just really doesn't work as a dystopia. Or, at least, what seems to be the general definition of a dystopia.I can highlight the problem really well by referring to a conversation I had with my mum when she saw the book lying on the table.mum: ooh, what's this book about?me: I haven't started it yet but it's supposed to be a dystopia.mum: [blank look] ??????me: you know, like The Handmaid's Tale or 1984? Basically, it's where the author imagines a hypothetical world that's usually set in the future and takes a relevent political or social issue or issues and creates a fictional society that could possibly be what might happen if humanity was to follow a certain idea or movement or perhaps even carry on behaving the way they are. For example, failing to improve the world's environmental problems. [okay, that was a load of B.S. and I never talk so lah-di-dah with my mother, but the ideas were all the same]....................................................................................................................Anyway, the point is that Divergent has no political or social relevance and the fictional society is just not going to happen in a million years. If it was marketed as a fantasy, then perhaps you have something here. The world that the author has dreamt up is fantastical and too unrealistic for a truly good dystopian novel, the idea that there would be five factions who all believe the world's problems are down to one main issue that differs depending on which faction you consult is ludicrous... I mean, if only there were just five different opinions of what's wrong with the world.And again with the bizarre: Dauntless. This is the faction that is in the limelight here and it has to be the most stupid of the lot. 1) They think the world's problems can be solved by combating cowardice. That isn't even remotely believable.2) They think that the way to prove their bravery is to jump off trains and beat each other up and almost get themselves killed for the sake of proving that they're not afraid to get themselves killed. Stupid, stupid, stupid. What's the point?This isn't dystopia, it means nothing, it sends no message, it won't ever happen.Alright, here it is: I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!I know, I'm ashamed, I'm a traitor to real dystopian fiction everywhere. But I found the story so addictive, the characters so interesting and I was even completely won over by the intricate mysteries beneath this godawful stupid society that would never happen. I cared what happened to Tris and I cared whether her and Four would get it on and I cared what would happen if the factions went to war. I was hooked on this crap and I simply cannot deny it!I think they should have just said it was a fantasy and it would have all been alright. I could forgive the stupid pretend world because in a fantasy pretty much anything goes. I know... I don't get it. I was reading this book and people were jumping off trains and punching each other in the face as part of pointless activities and I was thinking "damn, that's stupid" whilst my next thought was "gosh, I wonder what's gonna happen next". I had to read on. I still have to read on because somehow whatever happens in Insurgent has suddenly become very important to me.I even liked the love story. Not that I don't like love stories normally but I usually give any dystopia or science fiction a hard time for having to squeeze a romance in there to make the book complete. But I was there with it. I liked both characters, I wanted it to work out. It's weird because Tris actually becomes increasingly hard and selfish as the novel moves on... but strangely that's an important part of her coming to understand that you cannot live selflessly in a competitive world and that, though others matter, sometimes you do have to put yourself first. I really liked the changes and development of her character.So, there you have it. It's a shitty excuse for a dystopia but I found it an extremely enjoyable read.
October 02, 2011
3.5 stars Any book that arrives heavily hyped usually has a ton of marketing power behind it. Sure, there are critical reviews to consider, but these days consumers are more aware than ever of the dollars at stake behind book and film negotiations. Which means that there's a lot of pressure riding on any book to live up to its promise, particularly one that comes from a 23-year-old author who has already landed a 3-book deal and signed away the movie rights.After so many big dollar and wearisome projects such as Halo or Matched, it's a pleasure to find that every once in awhile, there's a good reason behind the fanfare. Divergent is the fast-paced, action-packed story of 16-year-old Tris, who comes from one of the five factions in a dystopian Chicago. She must choose one of the factions--Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness), or Erudite (intelligence)--to live in and serve for the remainder of her life. Tris makes the decision to leave her old faction, Abenegation, in favor of Dauntless, and the majority of the book focuses on the dangerous trials that the new initiates must endure in order to find out whether they qualify to stay. Failure means living a factionless life--or death.The very concept of the novel, however, asks that readers accept a fairly rigid framework for the story. This idea that human beings would sublimate their natural instincts to live in a society where a single virtue is promoted is pretty farfetched; it reminds me of various Star Trek alien races known for a single prevailing characteristic, but at least they are also usually presented along with certain instincts and behaviors that made sense. The division between the factions here doesn't really serve much of a purpose, and is simply explained away as people who chose a lifestyle based on differences in philosophy. Even within the factions, the doctrines don't really hold up under scrutiny--members of Dauntless, for example, are forever indulging in reckless, pointless exercises that are more about posturing than about testing their mettle.But the thing is, the book is really fun to read. Most of the trials are pretty well thought-out, with scene after scene of nerve-wracking physical and mental tests. I liked the interplay between Tris' fellow initiates, who cautiously bond with each other but also have to look on each other as rivals, and I liked the mysterious and attractive Four, as well as the way her family members' characters eventually revealed themselves. Tris herself I had a harder time connecting to, as she's physically very capable but mentally and emotionally it's more difficult to say whether she belongs on my "butt-kicking heroines" shelf. Some of her actions also ended up being more self-centered than I expected, mostly because I think the author was trying to show the change in Tris' morphing from Abegnation to Dauntless. But she and Four also make a huge tactical error at a crucial scene late in the book, which negates both Dauntless' philosophy and their training. I'm also not sure that several of the deaths later in the book had the appropriate emotional impact, though there were several other scenes that made me yelp. Let's just say that I gave my knife some pretty fishy looks at the dinner table last night. (view spoiler)[The eye! The eye! Oww. :-O And poor Will, of course. (hide spoiler)]Still, I had a really good time reading this book, and there's a lot to be said for books that are just plain entertaining. Many of my fellow readers have major issues with the world-building and the plot holes, and I can't say that I disagree with most of the criticisms I've seen. It's certainly not in the same category as The Hunger Games; it's closer to light entertainers such as Blood Red Road or Legend, but I think we often do ourselves a disservice when we endlessly make those kinds of comparisons. It's always important to read with a critical eye--and it's true that with more attention to detail, this book might have been even better--but I don't feel that getting hung up on criticism or comparisons should get in the way of enjoying a book when so many of the other elements do work well. For me, the positives of this adventure outweigh the negatives and in the end, Divergent is still loads of fun to read. I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes next! This review also appears in The Midnight Garden.
December 23, 2011
Whoa.Breathe, Stephanie. Breathe. This.Was.Good. It seems like every dystopian book that comes out now is being compared to The Hunger Games. Well, if there was ever a book that might come close to that comparison it would be Enclave and now Divergent.Veronica Roth's debut novel Divergent is getting some major hype and you know what? I think it deserves it. It's no secret that I have a dystopian society book addiction right now, but Divergent is just what I love in a book. It had loads of action, strong heorine, slow building romance, extremely flawed society, ect. I mean I could go on and on here.Now, I know what you are thinking, "B-b-b-but what about your status updates complaining about the world building?!" Yes, kiddies it's true, I did complain. When I first started reading Divergent I thought the world builing left much to be desired. And even still, the faction Dauntless just doesn't sit right with me (which is why this is a 4 star review and not a 5 star review. Don't worry, I'll address that later.). But, even with these world flaws, I still really loved this book!Divergent thrusts you into a world where society is divided into five factions each representing a particular virtue. You have Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent) and Abnegation (the selfless), which our heroine 16-year-old Beatrice is from. In her world when you reach the age of 16 you must choose which faction you want to join. Will you remain with your family in your current faction or risk it for the biscuit learning a whole new way of life? Thankfully, the government graciously provides an aptitude test to help determine which faction you would most likely belong in. But, you always have a choice (or so they say) to pick whichever pre-determined life you want you want regardless of the results. Awesome! High fives all around for free will! So, what does Beatrice choose? Well Dauntless, of course! This would be a rather boring book if it had been any other faction. If I had to describe Dauntless I would say they are a cross between xtreme sports thrill seekers and a blood thirsty gang. Everytime I turned around the Dauntless were trying to hurl themselves off another building, moving object, or beat the crap out of each other for the sake of being called brave. None of that is brave. It is stupidity at it's best. This was a constant pet peeve of mine. And the worst part is: beatrice just.accepted.it. Not only that, but she joined in the craziness! And that brings us to the big old negative of the book. There were a few big holes in the world building. Such as, how did the world get to where it is? What is beyond the walls of Beatrice's society? What's the point of having the factionless? They kinda felt like page fillers to me, and most importantly: WHO RUNS THE TRAIN?! I need to know! It's bothering me! Now if you know anything about me, you will know I can not stand when an author builds a world and tells me, "This is how it is. Just accpet it." No. Just no. Seriously, it makes my eye twitch. But, once you get past the sketchy world building the book is good. I think the second half was definately noticably better than the first half. The first half was a bit slow, but once the book got going it hooked me and never let me go. I stayed up until 2 am to finish it and that it epic for me. LOL. Like Power Rangers meeting the Ninja Turtles epic. The plot and characters and pretty solid to me. I did like Beatrice and her character development. I also felt like the love intrest between her and (view spoiler)[Four (hide spoiler)] was slow developing and not rushed. It provided a nice build up. For a YA book to do that nowadays, you get bonus points. And I really loved the ending. It left me frazzeld and wanting more. And best of all there was no cliffhanger! I'm growing to hate clifhangers in YA novels. You don't need to leave me hanging to keep me reading your series. If your writing/story is good enough, I will continue regardless. So I really appreciated things being tied up nicely in this book even though I can tell things are not over. So, if you are digging dystopians right now, do yourself a favor and check out Divergent. It's definately one of the best out right now. More reviews and more at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
July 21, 2011
Everything that rises must Diverge.Or that seems to be the philosophy of this book. Divergent poses that as a society progresses, it becomes more segregated, as opposed to more integrated. Likely? NO. Fun? HELL YES.Does it smell like Hunger Games in here to you?Check out the video for this Hunger Games parody at the end of the article Part Two of The Best YouTube Book Trailers.Imagine a culture where everyone is separated into groups based on their one key defining character trait.One of these five traits: Honesty. Selflessness. Intelligence. Bravery. Peacefulness.We all know that honesty is the best policy and that money is the root... YAWN!! We want to know about those dystopian shenanigans!Some of the Dystopian Shenanigans in Divergent * Jumping off moving things. * Jumping off tall things. * Climbing tall things. * Making out with a camp counselor, I mean, another member of Dauntless. Haha, whoops, just got, um, confused there for a second. *clears throat* I wouldn't know anything about making out with a camp counselor. Because, yeah, who does that?Beatrice Prior is a member of Abnegation, the selfless, but she dreams of another life. One where she can look at her own reflection without being scolded or dress in something other than a gray potato sack (Fine, they don't actually wear potato sacks, but it sounds like they might as well have). So she chooses to join Dauntless, the fearless and brave, and her life, as well as her disappointed family's, is forever altered. Now known as Tris, she gets thrown into a world of speeding trains, speeding bullets, and unusual looking lead male characters.You want to know about our Dauntless hottie?Here are a few snippets of description: The corners of his mouth turn down naturally. He has very long thin fingers, a scar on his chin, and eye sockets that are so deep they sound like a deformity when described by Tris, with eyes so dark blue they're almost black... and a light blue patch in those eyes.So basically, he looks like.....this?My Beatrisssssssssssss.Regardless of the less than stellar description of our love interest, named Four, I still managed to imagine him as a hottie toward the end. (Click to see how I really imagined him.) However, I just wasn't all that interested in him, which seems to be a common occurrence for me lately. Color me blinded by Barrons, I guess. Nearly every love interest I have read since, just doesn't live up to my expectations.Now, a love interest who would have been intriguing and a major shock: Peter. This douchebag was the Dauntless nemesis of both Four and Tris: however, he was way more interesting to me than Four. If he had turned out to be the other Divergent and had been just acting like a jerk the entire time, it could have been different for me. There was an instant where I thought, "Maybe?" But alas, no. He was still just being a douche.I have to say that, although the world itself doesn't make much sense, since when does any oppressive society make SENSE? At least to those of us who have common sense. Horrible and ridiculous things happen all the time and there have been many ages of oppression throughout history. None of them make a hell of a lot of sense. Slavery? The holocaust? Genocide? Nope, I don't get it. But that doesn't mean it can't and won't happen.If you are one for analyzing the politics and economics of the world you are reading about, then this one may fall short for you. If you are someone who can easily suspend your disbelief in favor of action and new experiences, then you just might love this. Me? Well, I fall somewhere in between, but more toward loving it.For nay-sayers who claim that dystopian fiction is unrealistic because those kinds of societies would never work:I think that is the point these books are trying to make, isn't it? It doesn't work. That's why those types of government either self-destruct or are deconstructed by others, and those who initiate those governments either fall apart or are taken apart. That's one reason that I think books like this are so important; they exist to remind us what humans are capable of: the good and the bad.Humans can kill and be killed, give life and have it taken from them, love or hate, help others or help destroy them.Even though this book concentrates on just 5 important characteristics, there are so many more traits that are important. So, what character trait is your strongest? Are you brave? Helpful? Funny? Creative? A good listener? What trait can you use to help transform others? Or the world? That's a question that can be found in between the lines of this book, and it's an important one. One that we should all ask ourselves.Divergent was one of those books that just consumed every corner of my mind while I was reading it. As much as I love The Hunger Games, the subsequent deterioration of my interest in the sequels still weighs heavy on my mind. Here's to hoping that this is a series that only gets better with age.You can find this review along with bonus material on my blog: Strangemore.
August 24, 2021
Divergent (Divergent #1), 2011, Veronica RothThe novel is the first of the Divergent trilogy, a series of young adult dystopian novels set in the Divergent Universe. The novel Divergent features a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago and follows Beatrice "Tris" Prior as she explores her identity within a society that defines its citizens by their social and personality-related affiliation with five factions, which removes the threat of anyone exercising independent will and re-threatening the population's safety. Underlying the action and dystopian focused main plot is a romantic subplot between Tris and one of her instructors in the Dauntless faction, nicknamed Four. The novel has been compared to other young adult books such as The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner because of its similar themes and target audience.عنوانهای چاپ شده در ایران: «ناهمتا»؛ «سنت شکن»؛ نویسنده: ورونیکا راث؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش از روز بیست و ششم ماه جولای تا اوایل ماه آگوست سال 2015میلادیعنوان: ناهمتا؛ نویسنده: ورونیکا راث؛ مترجم: امیرمهدی عاطفی نیا؛ تهران، آذرباد؛ 1391، در 528ص، شابک9786006225326؛ چاپ سوم سال1395؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا - سده 21معنوان: سنت شکن؛ نویسنده: ورونیکا راث؛ مترجم: هدیه منصورکیایی؛ موسسه نوروز هنر؛ 1393، در 390ص، شابک9789647109529؛ عنوان دیگر ناهمتا؛پس از جنگی جهانی، جامعه ی شهر «شیکاگو»، به پنج فرقه ی جداگانه تقسیم شده، که هر یک از فرقه ها، از یک فضیلت ویژه ی انسانی، جانبداری میکنند؛ این فرقه ها: «فداکاری»، «صلح طلبی»، «صداقت»، «شجاعت» و «دانش» هستند؛ هر سال در یک روز مشخص، نوجوانان شانزده ساله، باید در آزمون توانایی سنجی شرکت کنند، تا بدون توجه به فرقه ای که در آن به دنیا آمده اند، تصمیم بگیرند که باقی عمر خود را، در کدام فرقه سپری کنند؛ «بئاتریس پرایر»، شانزده ساله عضو خانواده ای از فرقه ی «فداکاری» ست، اما گویا میاندیشد که ویژگی از خودگذشتکی در ذات او وجود ندارد؛ وی تحت تاثیر محیطی که به او فشار آورده، احساس میکند که به آنجا تعلق ندارد؛ «بئاتریس» در آزمون توان سنجی شرکت میکند، ولی نتایج آزمونش شگفت انگیز است؛ وی با تمام ورودیهای دیگر یک فرق اساسی دارد، چون یک ناهمتاست، و این موضوع میتواند زندگی او و اطرافیانش را تحت تأثیر قرار داده و خطرناک باشد...؛ کتاب را هدیه گرفته ام، ترجمه ای را که دارم میخوانم، بسیار آزارنده است، پر از فعل «میباشد» است، و اشتباه تایپی، بسیار دارد، داستان اما کشش لازم را دارد، و با این قیمتها انگار میکنم نوبر است؛ برای مثال در چاپ نخست واژه ی «اینه» همه جا «آیینه» تایپ شده، و بسیار است واژه های اشتباه دیگر، دلم میخواست پس از این کتاب؛ که نخستین گام برای طی کردن سه گام (چهار گام) از سری «ناهمتا» بود، کتاب «یاغی» را بخوانم، که گام دوم از سه (چهار) گانه است، به خویشتن چند روز فرصت دادم، تا نخست کتاب «جزء از کل» را بخوانمتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 18/06/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ 02/06/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی
July 13, 2016
I did not like this book. I started reading it at about 3pm in the afternoon and finished at about 9:30. When I finished I sat there, stunned. In awe. It is one of the best Young Adult novels I've ever read. One of the best novels I've ever read, if we're going to go there, too. It was, in a word, flawless. How can you "like" flawless? How can you "love" it? DIVERGENT is powerful. It is moving. It is extraordinary. My only regret? That the whole world hasn't read it yet, because my need to talk about it is so fierce that I barely want to do anything else.
August 30, 2017
I read this book before actually watching the film, and I'm going to be honest and say that I prefer the book. I've said before that I don't like to read a lot of Dystopian books, but I made an exception on this book because it was coming up a lot on my Goodreads Homepage, and I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Sixteen year old Tris Prior lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into factions. When each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and stay in it for life. There is; Abnegation, which values selflessness. Amity, which value peace. Erudite which values knowledge.Candor which values honestly. Dauntless which values bravery. Beatrice Prior (Tris) is a member of Abnegation with her brother Caleb. Every boy and girl must take an aptitude test to decide which faction they are most suitable for. The test starts with a confrontation with a vicious dog. Tris shows Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless and because of this, it means she is something called Divergent. Tris is warned to never tell anyone about her results, because being a Divergent is incredibly dangerous. Tris is strng willed, brave and she's reluctant to show any kind of weakness which I freaking loved!The Dauntless instructor known as Four, becomes Tris' primary love interest. He is known as Four because during his own Dauntless initation, it was revealed that he only has four years. Four was also born Abnegation, but he chose to Dauntless to escape the abuse of his father. At first, Four has an elusive, mysterious personality and he's quite mean to Tris, but he eventually allows himself to become close to Tris. Now I'm going back to reading Dark and Twisted books xD
February 10, 2023
I enjoyed this book so much more than the Hunger Games. It probably not fair to compare the two but they are on a similar subject. There is a good flow to this story and it makes this book an easy read. The descriptions are great the only small critique on that line is I did notice a couple of grammar and spelling mistakes, and if I noticed them there were probably more than a few. However I did really enjoy this book. For the first few chapters I kept thinking that was quick I will just read one more, then by the time I got to the later chapters I did not want to put the book down.We join Beatrice on her journey of the most important year of her life. In this world society is broken up into 5 factions:Amity (The Peaceful)Dauntless (The Brave)Abnegation (The Selfless)Erudite (The Intelligent)Candour (The Honest)At the age of 16 the people of each faction are tested for their aptitude and must choose a faction that potentially best fits them. Once you join a faction that is it. Told in the quote "faction before family". Beatrice knows she does not fit into her own faction (Abnegation) as selfless acts simply do not occur to her on instinct. On the test day she is given the results of Divergent, and then told to never speak of it again, what does it mean? Why is it so dangerous? However the next day she must choose a faction and should she stay with what she knows as there is not guarantee she will fit in any better in her a new faction.The whole book is written from her perspective, so we tend to get information and interpretations from her, which is ok. The book is well thought out and with great characters and character development. The only thing I could find wrong with the book were the fights. The book is quite action packed and exciting but there are few hand to hand fights so making slight mistakes in them is not such a problem. The problem with writing fights is it is not just which strike is thrown but you have to think very carefully about the positioning of each character when they throw and after they are hit counter. This was a minor detail in the book. The action in to book is more frequent short but brutal.
September 16, 2022
A fun re-read. They don't make books like this anymore. I had forgotten so many events in this book that it still felt refreshing to read this after so many years. The plot, characters, drama is so well thought out and amazingly written. The heartbreak towards the end is still something not easy to read, but that's what makes it more real and likable.
June 02, 2011
WOW. WOW.... no really, just wow. Could not put it down... and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT! One of my favorites books this year, no question about it!I've been trying to write this review for the last two hours... and nothing is coming to mind but "AWESOME" and "WOW" and "WOW".... did I say wow?
March 27, 2018
3.5 rounded up "Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again." I loved the film, so thought I'd try the book; and it was enjoyable overall. But in the beginning I found Tris to be insufferable, she was rude to others she considered 'weak' for example Al, because she heard him crying - but then she frequently allowed herself tears, so why is that any different? I eventually got used to her and she grew less rude as time went on, but I think the damage was already done. The actual premise and world building improved my reading experience greatly, but I'm not 100% sure at present. I didn't like that all the factions hate each other and each thinks that their one trait is more important than all the others. I didn't find any characters particularly likable.I enjoyed the action scenes, the fighting and training within Dauntless, and the growing relationship between Tris and Four.I'll read the rest as I own them, but it didn't particularly blow my mind.
April 10, 2012
I just finished my reread of Divergent so I can start Insurgent. Loved it just as much the second time!!Did you love Divergent? Enter to win an ARC of Insurgent! http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....Last day to enter is 4/22/12 - Enter everyday between now and then to increase your chance of winning!Join in HarperTeen's Divergent Nation Challenge. Visit the Faction News Site: http://bit.ly/abnegationfaction Or visit the publisher's website: http://bit.ly/choose_abnegationFollow along on my blog: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....Phenomenal! Seriously this was a fabulous book to start off the year. I loved it, seriously loved it! When I polled my blog readers for their favorite read of 2011 Divergent was the unquestionable winner and I hadn't read it. So I remedied that by making it my first read of 2012. I rarely read book summaries or reviews anymore and was especially glad I didn't read this book's summary or any reviews on it before reading it. I had no idea what to expect other than knowing that there has been a lot of hype about this book. Divergent currently has a 4.41 rating on goodreads which is the highest rating I found on any of the 2011 young adult debut novels. I had high expectations when starting this book and I'm happy to report that for me this book lived up to the hype! Amazingly there was no love triangle. Don't get me wrong, many (actually most) of my favorite books have love triangles but it's so refreshing to not have one. No picking side in this one just Team Four all around, how can you not love the guy.Overall this was a fairly clean book. Kudos to Veronica for writing something I will let my teenagers read. There was no language that I remember, no sex and it was fairly mild on the innuendo although it was violent. If I had to choose I would say that I much prefer violence over language or sex in books, it doesn't bother me nearly as much. The Dauntless are heartless fighters so there are several scenes that are quite violent.What else to say without spoiling the book? It's fabulously written with characters I love. The four month wait for the sequel Insurgent is going to be a long one.Divergent is the kind of book I enjoy reading. Young adult, dystopian, fairly clean - Yep that's right up my alley. Seems like I'm the last person to read this book so I'm probably preaching to the choir but if you haven't yet read this I highly recommend it. I loved it!Rating: 5 Stars - I loved it!Source: Download from Audible.comContent: No sex, no language that I remember, overall I'd say it was clean but violent. I'd let my teenagers read it.Insurgent is definitely on my most wanted list! I cannot wait!
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