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The Divergent Series 2-Book Collection (Divergent #1-2)

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  12,051 ratings  ·  241 reviews
Contains the complete text of Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestsellers, Divergent and Insurgent, as well as fifty pages of bonus content including author interviews and Q&A, discussion questions, a faction quiz, faction manifestos, a playlist, and more.
ebook, 643 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Clare Heitkamp
Strong young female protagonist my ass! Every time her life is in danger, her boyfriend appears out of nowhere to save her. This is a fantasy that we MUST move past. MUST. Young women must have heroes who save themselves and each other, PLEASE.

I actually preferred this series over The Hunger Games....can't wait for the third installment.
Imagine if you were in a world, where you had to choose your future at the age of sixteen. That’s what Beatrice Prior has to do in the post apocalyptic future. In Chicago, there are five different Factions, Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, and Amity. During her simulation test, which is a test that tells someone which faction they belong in, Beatrice’s results are inconclusive. They state that she belongs in three factions, instead of just one. This makes her a Divergent. During the Choos ...more
Jen Roberts
I am in love with these books, they are clever and dynamic. I enjoyed the plot which kept me on edge, I loved the tension between Tris and Four and I had the satisfaction of gloating about having the ending as one of my own scenarios. I also loved that Tris wasn't another weak, lets-lie-down-half-comatose-because-my-boyfriend-has-left-me type of girl, but she was independent, brave and even though she knew Tobias wouldn't be happy with her decisions she continued to do it because she was her own ...more
Emily Messer
Really, really liked these two books. They were different from the other books I've read. I liked all the characters and how they grew over the story. I connected with them even though I didn't think I would. The universe Veronica Roth created was great. The atmosphere and detail was perfect. The action, adventure and romance lead to two thrilling books. They were filled with suspense and surprises. Kept me reading until 2 in the morning!
Sara J.
May 18, 2015 Sara J. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
Entertaining as far as YA dystopian fiction is concerned. Borrowed from the local library's Overdrive collection. Lel.
If you enjoyed the Hunger Games you will love this. Thought provoking and interesting social commentary.
Stephanie Simmerman
Interesting dystopian series with lots of fast paced action throughout. The story is a bit juvenile, especially the quick bits of love story thrown in, but the intended audience was the teen/young adult group. Overall, the concept of this world, is intriguing. Five factions (Amity, Candor, Erudite, Dauntless, and Abnegation), each tasked with upholding a certain virtue of humanity, make up the known world. Each person within the faction decides to stay with the faction they were born to or join ...more
The plot was a little more meandering than I would have liked. I'm not sure the book lived up to its title based on the course of events, and the romantic relationship got too close to Twilight for my taste. When we finally got to the big disclosure, the impact was anticlimactic. As the middle book in a series, it's not that I expected a 100% return on my lingering questions, but I needed something a lot more substantive for the time I took to consume the book. This is the problem with a series, ...more
Miriam Berrios
I really like these books and the idea of living in a dystopian city, though i will be factionless I mean is too hard.
I like the moral each faction have, and how they divided to avoid war, Im very intrigued about whats outside the fence and the main reason to do all of it. I truly believe each faction is right about what produce a war; lies, selfish, ignorance, cowardice etc. I still dont trust in most of the leaders, they have always something to hide.

These books have made me think of a lot of
I am actually becoming hooked to the series. The second book, the Insurgent, gives me a lot more excitement as deep, dark secrets were revealed. Though most of my friends despise Tris' recklessness in the book, I actually felt otherwise. She was indeed a character which has developed and I can see her Divergence better.

This book actually tells about the future world - a world divided into factions. Each faction believes in a certain trait which could prevent the war. An aptitude test is taken b
Where do i start with these books they are absolutely wonderful! It keeps you captivated. You will be turning every page till you hit the last page. It is so absorbing and you can't put it down. It has drama, romance, and a lot of action. I can't wait till the last one. The ending of Divergent will make you want to run to the nearest book store and buy Insurgent. The ending of Insurgent, is one ending you wish you hadn't read. I will just leave it at that. At the end of Insurgent you will be dyi ...more
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Reviewed by Lori D.

I’ll admit that I hadn’t even known about Veronica Roth’s Divergent series until seeing a movie trailer for the upcoming film based on the first of the books, Divergent. Being young adult fiction, all three books make for an easy read, and are fast-paced, dystopian thrillers that will keep you turning pages. Just be prepared for a few awkward love stories, inconsistent personalities, and stereotypes that make you cringe.

In Chicago in the future, people are divided into five fa
For those like me who enjoyed the Hunger Games, this was a really great variation of the "distopian-the-world-is-almost-dead-but-a-young-teenage-girl-will-save-all" genre. Roth is a well paced writer and I am happy that I read the first two in one sitting. The concept was ingenious, and the plot twists were both well timed and surprising. The main character had serious flaws, which made her both frustrating and very identifiable.
I'm helpless to these dystopian society books, which is why I've replaced reading these first two books instead of sleeping the last two nights. The themes of identity were creative with the division of society into personality types-I can see the adolescent draw to this particular plot. It's clear why people may compare this series to the Hunger Games but instead of one centralized greed, this series delves into societies greed as a whole spread out behind the façade of peaceful democracy. This ...more
Great young adult series!! Divergent is one of my favorite books that I have ever read, the love story is great, the characters are complex and there a lot of twists in the story. You will not be bored reading this series!
Linnja (Lynn)
divergent first read 11/2011
Really enjoyed reading this! I was totally immersed within this whole world for a couple of days - had to buy the second before I had even finished reading the first! I loved it so much that I (embarrassingly) brought it on my kindle as well as having the book copy...
Thought the story was brilliant, and the writing better than many - personally rate this higher than the Hunger Games!
Feb 02, 2013 Renee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I really enjoyed these books. As a few friends told me I think they were better than Hunger Games. I can't wait for the next one to come out. There are parts of the story that make you think, but you still want to know what happens next. Of course both books ended wanted you to immediately know what next. Now I have to wait.
What if one person had control over everyone using simulations that are like mind games to make them do whatever you ask. In the second book of the Divergent series, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Beatris Prior, or Tris for short, has to find a way to stop that person, named Jeanine, from controlling everyone. Jeanine can use simulations to control everyone’s brain except the Divergent who are immune. Tris is one of those Divergent and she tries to use that power along with her Divergent boyfriend ...more
Amber Barkdoll harrison

loved it! Not as "Hunger Games"ish as I had expected...really not any similarities other than the govt type problems and the age range of the characters. Loved both!!!
I could not get my eyes off the book!
Linda  Branham Greenwell

Loved it! I love the world that Veronica Roth has created in this novel. It is a world divided into factions based on "personality" preferences. She describes each faction and what that specific factions duties are. There are 5 factions: Abnegation-who deny themselves in the service of others, Amity-the agrarian pacifists and peace lovers, Candor-who prize truth even if it hurts above all else, Dauntless-the brave fighters and warriers for justice, and Erudite-who prize intellectual learning pur
Suspense Magazine
Divergent & Insurgent (book 1 & 2 of the Divergent Trilogy
By Veronica Roth
In Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy novels, “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” factions are a life commitment and there isn’t a chatty sorting hat in sight as seen in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

Roth, by the age of 23, had bestsellers on her hands with “Divergent” and “Insurgent.” In 2012, she added a movie deal for her trilogy and is one of a new breed of authors—like “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins—capturing the imagi
Sydney Cameron
These books were incredible. That's honestly the best way to describe it, and even more, you don't realize how incredible they are until after you read them.

These books dissect the complexity of people and humanity, and the inner savagery everybody has buried inside themselves. You go through Tris's journey of seeing all different types of people and philosophies and her brutal discovery of what humans are capable of, both the good and the bad. These books really opened my eyes, because although
Well, can you say hunger games? I found this book okay. perhaps if I read it before, I would have liked it more. I think the reason I couldn't connect, was because of tris. I felt no sympathy for her. Not even for her situation. I didn't like her,and I didn't hate her. I didn't even feel bad for her after what happens with her parents. Unlike Katniss in the hunger games, Tris actions seem self-serving to me. Idk. I just didn't connect with her. Even though I like the love interest, Four, I found ...more
Lea Nielsen
Veronica Roth writes about a future that is very likely and is somewhat scary, but seeing as this is a trilogy and nobody really knows what has happened to the world before, we'll all have to wait and see for the third book, before really being able to state whether this is as realistic as it currently is, or not.

The world has been split into factions - different places for different personality traces in the human being - and every person gets sorted into their correct place (after taking a tes
Sophia W
The Divergent series is about a world where people are changing human nature and dividing them into groups, depending on the way their brains work. This system eventually falls apart when people realize that not everyone fits in. There is a group of people, called Divergent, who don’t work the same way as everyone else. They can resist the way that people control and use the people from the other groups, or factions. This book and the book before it have powerful messages and themes, as well are ...more
This is a little different than what I normally read, but I needed something different at the time.... Little did I know how much I would enjoy it. The divergent series is considered a "young adult" series, but it's a young adult series in the way that the Harry Potter series is a young adult series.

It set in a future Earth where society is divided up into four factions. At the age of 16, each person is "tested" to determine which faction they have aptitude for. They are then to choose the facti
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Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Divergent (3 books)
  • Divergent (Divergent, #1)
  • Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
  • Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Divergent (Divergent, #1) Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5) Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)

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