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The Divergent Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

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The first companion guide to the blockbuster bestselling Divergent trilogy—soon to be a major motion picture

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Veronica Roth—a dystopian Chicago in which humanity has organized itself into five faction
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 4th 2014)
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Jen
Mar 05, 2014 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
*I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I'll admit, I got excited when I was offered to review this book for two reasons, 1) DIVERGENT is still one of my all-time favorite books despite the fact that I hated the ending of the series, and 2) I was expecting a book filled with lots of glossy pictures of this guy...


Wrong companion book.

But that's okay, because this one is really good too!

It's well written, informative and loaded with interesting facts even the most N
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Sara Campbell
Aug 12, 2014 Sara Campbell rated it liked it
This book is not an easy read. It's essentially the equivalent of college-level Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Philosophy, and Neuroscience classes packed into 170 pages. Luckily, it was easier for me to understand as I am a Psychology major so I learned about many of the things discussed in this book in my college classes. Even so, it was still difficult to understand some of the science in this book. I feel like sometimes the author went way too far into the science behind the ideas ...more
Danni Green
Apr 08, 2015 Danni Green rated it it was ok
I got this book from the library thinking it would offer more depth to my perspectives on the Divergent trilogy. In some ways, it did -- especially the last chapter on utopian vs. dystopian fiction. But the majority of this book is the author's attempt to use contemporary science to explain the science in the Divergent fictional world. It's an interesting thing to do, certainly; it just wasn't what was advertised.

One thing that really bugged me was that the author seemed to use the film world in
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Jennie
Mar 25, 2014 Jennie rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-have
This was an extremely interesting read and great companion to the Divergent trilogy. It raises questions about Divergent that I never thought about before like the technical details. I loved finding out that Divergent is mostly scientifically accurate and in the future, a society like the one Veronica Roth created could very well exist. That's a little bit of a scary thought, considering that means the government will have multiple ways to manipulate people into submission. The book contained a ...more
Amber
Mar 30, 2014 Amber rated it liked it
This book is for hardcore fans only. Or those who are really, REALLY interested in the science behind what happens throughout the series. While this book does have some very interesting points, it often veers away into long scientific explanations of how something works or how it applies to the real world. For some that may be fascinating but for me it started to get pretty boring and I found myself skipping through until the author got back to explaining how all this actually applies to the boo ...more
Macie
Mar 25, 2014 Macie rated it did not like it
I honestly didn't like this book
I am only 13 and this book used words suitable for 20 year olds
In this book , he puts down the faction system and actually confused me about the whole divergent series
I was looking forward to reading this book since I am a massive divergent fan but I was unable to read past page 50 and was confused throughout it all
I wouldn't recommend it to people under the age of 16 in my opinion
Paige Alana
Mar 31, 2014 Paige Alana rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This book was interesting enough and raised question about the trilogy that I'd never though about. However the explanation of the science behind the transmitters was hard to follow along and there were a few grammatical errors as well as false fact about the series. I also disagreed with some of the authors opinions. Overall it was interesting to read and I enjoyed the majority of it.
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
Okay, so first of all; you need quite a bit of knowledge about various scientific branches to understand this properly, so wouldn't recommend it for anyone who's not graduated from high school. Unless you're really into understanding various sociological, physical, biological and psychological thoughts :)
Personally I couldn't get through it as easily as I'd first thought because of the various science-y elements to it but it was still a very good book. Like reading an interesting course-book for
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Terri
Jul 25, 2014 Terri rated it it was ok
Shelves: just-skimmed, 2014
Not what I was expecting...I wanted more like the Twilight companion books. This was okay but more along the lines of "what if"-ing this could happen in real life. Interesting, but not what I was looking for...
Rose Marie
Jul 19, 2015 Rose Marie rated it it was ok
Shelves: terrible
not what I was expecting. was too much like being in science class or college. 95% education. 5% divergent. hoping the mortal instruments one is better. I don't think you can turn a fantasy series like that into pure logic.
Alwiyia
May 27, 2016 Alwiyia rated it it was ok
This book is really nothing special. Wouldn't recommend, even for big fans of the series. I bought this when I was pretty obsessed with the series and because I was writing an essay about it and thought this could help. Never actually got around to reading it and that was two years ago.

The titles of the chapter seem interesting but the writing is pretty basic and doesn't really tell you much more than what you can already figure out by yourself from reading the series (this is just from reading
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Kali
Mar 17, 2015 Kali rated it it was amazing
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I haven't read it yet because I can't figure out how to read the books on here. but I just found out about this app so can anyone help me?
Deborah Morgan
Apr 14, 2014 Deborah Morgan rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction-ya
Not what I was expecting. Gresh has written not a companion but a scientific explanation of the Divergent world.
Kim Heimbuch
Apr 08, 2014 Kim Heimbuch rated it really liked it
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Lisa Berman
Aug 12, 2014 Lisa Berman rated it liked it
Science behind the factions, serums and psychology of groups.
Rishika
Apr 07, 2014 Rishika rated it really liked it
really full of exelent detail
Parlo Rosido
Aug 24, 2014 Parlo Rosido rated it did not like it
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This book is so shitty
I've just wasted my money buying this book

and what;s with the "The Amity-Born Peter"
He's from the CANDOR!

this book's a waste
Sophia W
Jul 30, 2014 Sophia W rated it really liked it
I didn’t actually finish it, but I have a feeling that I won’t get back to actually reading it in quite a while.
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LOIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times) and USA Today Best-Selling Author of 28 books and 60+ short stories. Look for her trilogy of supernatural crime thrillers coming soon from Titan Books. Current titles are CULT OF THE DEAD AND OTHER WEIRD AND LOVECRAFTIAN TALES (Hippocampus, 2015), INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES (editor, PS Publishing, 2015), DARK FUSIONS: WHERE MONSTERS LURK! ...more
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