Peep (Pop! Pop!)’s review of Divergent (Divergent, #1) > Likes and Comments

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Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Let me know if you read this one.


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Hopefully I'll have it this week. I'll let you know how it goes. And I'm about to request about 10 more books through ILL. Best idea ever. Though I wish it was international ILL. Ours is statewide but some libraries have worldwide ILL.

In case you were wondering, yes my name is in reply to yours :P


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Ha! I actually noticed your name right away. Nice! p.s. I wish my library system had ILL for the whole state. Our libraries are just certain districts. I also wish my library allowed ILL for audiobooks because a lot of audiobooks I want are at other libraries in the district, but my library has a policy that you can only get actual books through ILL. Boo! Several other libraries in my district allow ILL for audiobooks and DVD's. :(


Peep (Pop! Pop!) It's up to the individual library if they want to send audiobooks. Most don't want to, even if they have them listed in the ILL catalog. For ILL, the library tries the local libraries, then the "district", and then statewide. So, if the book isn't in the area, it could take a while for a request to come back.


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Mine doesn't even show up on a search unless one of my district libraries have it. Oh well. Still love my library!


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Ho hum


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Ho hum what?


Peep (Pop! Pop!) I am not liking it as much as I want to. It is good but very average for the genre. Things happening, it seems, for the sake of shock value because I can't come up with any other reason. (I'm going to copy and paste that into my review haha)


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) That is what I was afraid of.


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Peep (Pop! Pop!) I'm only halfway through though, so it might change. It's just average and her robot thoughts are just... I don't know! I'll let you know. It's not one you should skip though, so far!


message 11: by Heidi (Yup. Still here.) (last edited May 24, 2011 09:46AM) (new)

Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Ok. I'll wait Popcorn.


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Peep (Pop! Pop!) Haha, it's from Community. You know, Magnitude?


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) I haven't watched Community this year since I cut back the cable. :( They stream all the other NBC shows on Hulu Plus, but not that one for some reason.


message 14: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) It isn't on regular tv? It should be on Hulu. You should watch it, this season was really good, esp the two part season finally. I don't watch much reg tv, but hubby enjoys that show and insists we watch it. That and Pysch and another show that I can't think of the name right now.


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) I never watch regular tv anymore Peep (except for football). It is on Hulu, but not Hulu Plus and I limited the amount of shows I watch on the computer now. If Hulu Plus adds it I will check it out for sure. I watched most of it last year. I am really a huge fan of Parks & Rec myself (and my hubby is too).


message 16: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I am looking at your 2 stars and someone else's 5 stars one right above the other in my feed...! I don't know what to think.


message 17: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Go in at about 4 stars! I am certainly NOT the with the majority on this one. I was too picky. Haha.


message 18: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I dunno, your points sound pretty valid. If I ever get around to it, I'm coming back here to check out this review again!


message 19: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) You should move it up on your list. I want to know what you think. I did want to like it, though.


message 20: by Wendy Darling (last edited May 28, 2011 05:09PM) (new)

Wendy Darling Dude. You said "Ewe Boll, Asylum Films, and the Sy-fy Channel." That does not make me want to run out and grab it!


message 21: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) But they're so good at what they do!


message 22: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Hah, you got me there.


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist love this review! I will probably rate my review more than 2, but I agree that a lot of the violence is really senseless. The Dauntless don't seem brave so much as just ruthless... really liked your review, because I haven't seen any others that aren't 4-5 stars. Loved this!


message 24: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Thanks Amelia!I initially had it one star but decided against that. 2 is still ok :)


message 25: by Eve (new)

Eve Davids I'm sorry, but this is the most brilliant review ever! Like ever! In the History of Goodreads. I wish I could thank this ten times!


message 26: by Eve (new)

Eve Davids This was the most difficult three stars I've ever given a book. Ever.


message 27: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Thanks, tell your friends! Haha. We are not the majority in this one!


message 28: by Ivan (last edited Jun 17, 2011 08:30AM) (new)

Ivan Torres Opps, I said that out loud again! Who am I to break apart anyone elses efforts? Apologies! Best wishes to Miss Veronica Roth with Divergent!


message 29: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Where are the threads about this? So far I've only come across people that love it. I want to read about plot holes!


message 30: by Slowpoke (new)

Slowpoke I liked this book, im not so sure why you didnt like it.. i get where you're going when you say that stuff about how she didnt care how SOMETHING happened at the end :P not saying what, also the thing about the friend. But all in all if you read past a bit of the starting and get to more of the interesting part in the middle its good! not so sure it had the best ending though


message 31: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) See, I kinda really like bad sci-fi films. Those awful ones that make you cringe. I think that was a big part of my reaction to the book. I saw is as a movie, a bad one. I couldn't get it out of my head. I think if the ending was better, it would have helped but since it wasn't... I wouldn't not recommend it, does that help? :P

I might still read the sequel though!


message 32: by Slowpoke (new)

Slowpoke hahaha no i think your review was awesome its just i think you were wrong about a few things, see for me i didnt have high expectations, this made the book seem much better then what i though'd it be, and like you said you HAD high expectations so thats another thing. but ya i also read matched and you're right about the beginning! this book also has been related to the hunger games, which is my all time favorite. i think the hunger games was better.


message 33: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Hahaha, yeah I wonder if I hadn't seen all the glowing reviews, if I would have liked it as much. It's hard to tell, but you're right it was my high expectations that I set that did me in!

I liked the Hunger Games better as well. As for being wrong about some things, that's probably true. It wouldn't be the first time lol!


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) OH. MY. GOD. Now that I am done and read you review I think we have some secret mind link! There were too many questions and not enough answers. I see no need for her to kill anyone and the whole "world" was just not explained very well. It is never a good thing when I am reading a book and start questioning things. I tend not to stop questioning.


message 35: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Who told you about the secret mind link?! Wasn't that kill just dumb? Dumb, dumb, dumb and didn't make sense.


message 36: by Heidi (Yup. Still here.) (last edited Jul 06, 2011 07:46AM) (new)

Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Peep (Pop! Pop!) wrote: "Who told you about the secret mind link?! Wasn't that kill just dumb? Dumb, dumb, dumb and didn't make sense."

Hahaha. Shhhhhh I won't tell anyone (I am sure we are the only two reading this). SO many things didn't make sense. I loved the serious lack of adults in the book (view spoiler)


message 37: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Seems like the only reason (serious spoiler so read with caution)(view spoiler)


message 38: by Slowpoke (new)

Slowpoke Hahaha you guys are still going on about this? :P


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Well in fairness to me, I just read it!


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Peep (Pop! Pop!) Hahaha!


message 41: by Shannon (new)

Shannon That about sums up the whole book.


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Peep (Pop! Pop!) wrote: "Seems like the only reason (serious spoiler so read with caution)[spoilers removed]"

The only reason I could think of for (view spoiler)


message 43: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Yeah, I agree that it (view spoiler). I could totally understand why you'd love it, I wish I could look past all my beef, haha.


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Totally get how you feel. Most of the time, I can't look past my beefs with (view spoiler)

I guess this one just seemed - to me - better than the other stuff I've read lately.

But I think this is a very commercial novel. Girls are supposed be strong badasses who are macho and beat ppl up and stuff, so this just worked. For me, though (view spoiler)


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Peep (Pop! Pop!) Your last paragraph, I hate when that happens, (view spoiler)


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist EXACTLY. At least Katniss knew how to use a bow and arrow before being dumped into the Hunger Games... here? no explanation.
Granted, I think I'll take Tris over Katniss any day.


Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Amelia, the pragmatic idealist wrote: "EXACTLY. At least Katniss knew how to use a bow and arrow before being dumped into the Hunger Games... here? no explanation.
Granted, I think I'll take Tris over Katniss any day."


There is no contest there. Katniss rocks!


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist haha, you can have Katniss and I'll take Tris.
She seems to have more of a conscience :P
Just my opinion, though


message 49: by Slowpoke (new)

Slowpoke KATNISS ALL THE WAY :O :O :O :D


message 50: by Heidi (Yup. Still here.) (last edited Jul 09, 2011 07:43AM) (new)

Heidi (Yup. Still here.) Amelia, the pragmatic idealist wrote: "haha, you can have Katniss and I'll take Tris.
She seems to have more of a conscience :P
Just my opinion, though"


(view spoiler)


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