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message 1: by Lucy (new)

Lucy I had such a hard time with that -- especially because people were apparently raising families into that.


message 2: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair I know! It would be different if it was for survival, but it's just because they can. All these factions are just...extreme.


message 3: by Lucy (last edited Jun 08, 2011 07:50AM) (new)

Lucy Yeah, at least I could imagine raising a child in some of the factions. Dauntless, however, was totally ridiculous. What do you do? Teach your baby how to bungee jump without a chord for their third birthday?

It never felt like a 'lifestyle,' but rather a stage of life some people experience during young adulthood.


message 4: by Laurel (new)

Laurel This was a great review!
I wasn't a huge fan of the world building, but the book sucked me in big time with its prose and I enjoyed myself anyway.
Can I just say that I LOVE THAT POWER RANGER NINJA TURTLE PICTURE?! Because it is beautiful, and if there's any episode that I remember in all that is Power Rangers, it's that episode.


message 5: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Ghirardelli wrote: "This was a great review!
I wasn't a huge fan of the world building, but the book sucked me in big time with its prose and I enjoyed myself anyway.
Can I just say that I LOVE THAT POWER RANGER NINJA..."


Thank you! I really hope book 2 fills in the world building holes. And yes, that was the best episode ever!!!


message 6: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Ohh I hope so too! I liked Divergent enough to want to purchase Book 2, and that cover is too gorgeous to pass up!


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Everybody loved this book! I think I am the only one who hasn't read it yet. Anyway, love the review Stephanie. :D


message 8: by rameau (new)

rameau You found the superficial happy place to enjoy this book. I didn't. It's a wonder my eyes didn't roll out of their sockets.


message 9: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Who was driving the damn train?!


message 10: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Lissa wrote: "Who was driving the damn train?!"

My guess is that it's Peeves the poltergeist playing a funny on all of us. Lol.

rameau wrote: "You found the superficial happy place to enjoy this book. I didn't. It's a wonder my eyes didn't roll out of their sockets."

Yeah, I was rolling my eyes at some parts too, but I really enjoyed the ending.


message 11: by Penny (new)

Penny I'm under the impression that the trains were driven by the factionless. I think I read it somewhere in the book .


message 12: by Lia (new)

Lia Balagot YEAAH. who the hell runs the trains? haha.


message 13: by Autumn (new)

Autumn I totally agree with all your questions! I love the book still too, Im not even done the book yet and Im like WHY IS THE WORLD LIKE THIS?! lol! Enjoyed your review!


message 14: by Celine (new)

Celine Oh my god, the trains! Who drives the trains if they're only being used by the Dauntless? That one bothered me too


message 15: by Joke (new)

Joke was under the impression that the factionless were assigned to drive the trains..was mentioned somewhere in the book


message 16: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Joke wrote: "was under the impression that the factionless were assigned to drive the trains..was mentioned somewhere in the book"

I guess we could assume that, but it never came out and said it.


message 17: by Joke (new)

Joke Stephanie wrote: "Joke wrote: "was under the impression that the factionless were assigned to drive the trains..was mentioned somewhere in the book"

I guess we could assume that, but it never came out and said it."


i guess i automatically assumed it since they drive busses, they would drive trains..
but hey maybe there is no traindriver and it is an automatically operated train :p


message 18: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Joke wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Joke wrote: "was under the impression that the factionless were assigned to drive the trains..was mentioned somewhere in the book"

I guess we could assume that, but it never ca..."


It's a ghost train! Lol.


message 19: by Holly (new)

Holly The factionless drive the train - its in the book - they drive the train/buses pick up the trash etc, and thats how they get food and clothes although not enough of either (according to the book)


message 20: by Holly (new)

Holly One thing I want to know that we never found out... Tris states that she never saw any old dauntless - what happened to them - did they all just die when they couldnt jump from the train anymore or are they hidden away somewhere in the compound?


message 21: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Holly wrote: "One thing I want to know that we never found out... Tris states that she never saw any old dauntless - what happened to them - did they all just die when they couldnt jump from the train anymore or..."

Maybe they were killed?


message 22: by Holly (new)

Holly Perhaps they are but why? and how come we know nothing about it. if the dauntless kill their elderly surely the ending of the book isnt really much of a surprise and more of the dauntless would be released from the zombification serum stuff?


message 23: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Maybe they viewed old age as a weakness and as a result accepted their fate? You bring up a good question. I hope we find out in the next book!


message 24: by Holly (new)

Holly I like that explanation actually, despite it being rather bleak


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I am coming to realize that you are probably the closes thing that I have to a book buddy! I have yet to find a book that you reviewed to be good end up being anything other than good!

In my honest opinion, I think this almost trumps HG. I know I know. Totally against every other raging HG fan! Oh well I read it and that is what I thought. Off to buy the second one!


message 26: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Just finished reading the book and I loved it. Only a few more days until the second book is out! :D


message 27: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Rachel wrote: "I am coming to realize that you are probably the closes thing that I have to a book buddy! I have yet to find a book that you reviewed to be good end up being anything other than good!

In my hones..."


:D
I'm glad you've found me useful! Lol.

@Danielle, I can't wait to read Insurgent!


message 28: by Tamyra (new)

Tamyra Oler I like your review. I had some of the same questions (though they didn't stop me from LOVING the book) but now that I've finished Insurgent, I think almost all of your questions were answered. We have to remember in a trilogy/series some things have to remain a mystery for awhile.


message 29: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Awesome review as always Stephanie!! I really enjoyed this book too!!


message 30: by Haylie (new)

Haylie Grace I totally agree about the cliffhanger thing. I was so happy that there wasn't one of those.. Like you said, if it's good enough I'll want to read the rest of the other books anyway!


message 31: by Haya (new)

Haya MB Which faction would you choose?


message 32: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Haya wrote: "Which faction would you choose?"

I don't know. Maybe Candor or Amity.


message 33: by Tandie (new)

Tandie Wonderful review! My 13 year old daughter read Divergent & LOVED it so much that she begged me to read it so we could discuss Tris & Four. It was fun fangirling with her. I promised her we'll buy Allegiant the day it's released AND I'll let her read it first. She'll totally owe me though.


message 34: by Tori (new)

Tori Aww man... Allegiant was such a disappointment... I was so depressed for days that she ended it all like that..


message 35: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Tori wrote: "Aww man... Allegiant was such a disappointment... I was so depressed for days that she ended it all like that.."

Was it (view spoiler) disappointed you? I didn't mind it too much, but I still didn't enjoy the last two books as much as I did the first.


message 36: by Rheanna (new)

Rheanna Erm... Not a cliffhanger? I really wonder what you consider a cliffhanger then...


message 37: by Kim (new)

Kim Wow. Even though I had spoilers hidden, your spoiler in the comment above showed. I just finished Divergent, loved it, am waiting to get my hands on the next one, and that completely just ruined the series... Thanks, Goodreads.

It probably would be best not to mention huge events in the next books on this thread, even if you do use the spoiler thing. So disappointed right now.


message 38: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Did you click the spoiler?


message 39: by Kim (new)

Kim No, it was already revealed before I even saw your response. I even scrolled back up to the top of the page to see if I'd hit that one. Must have been something messed up with the app or maybe when you made it a spoiler. :/


message 40: by Kim (new)

Kim It shows for me: Was it (view spoiler): [The spoiler which I'm not going to type (hide spoiler)]

I can't click either of those links either because I'm in the app. Pretty irritating.


message 41: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Kim wrote: "It shows for me: Was it (view spoiler): [The spoiler which I'm not going to type (hide spoiler)]

I can't click either of those links either because I'm in the app. Pretty irritating."


I'm sorry that happened! I didn't know the app was so unreliable when it comes to spoiler tags. :(


message 42: by Hi (new)

Hi The trains are run by faction less, it says in the book, and there isn't really a point until the second book


message 43: by Hi (new)

Hi Steph wrote: "Haya wrote: "Which faction would you choose?"

I don't know. Maybe Candor or Amity."


Candor? After Christina described initiation? you could just spill your deepest secrets to a room full of strangers?


message 44: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair @Hi, none of them are ideal, to be honest. But I don't think I'd choose a faction with a high rate of death.


message 45: by Hi (new)

Hi @steph, I don't think I could chose any, I couldn't live any of those lifestyles


message 46: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I completely agree with your review except about Dauntless. In the book they address the fact that it has morphed into the cruel faction it is but really started on the basis of "ordinary acts of bravery". Which to be honest makes sense since it isn't supposed to be a perfect society or else it would be called a utopian society not distopian. Yes they do stupid things like jump off of buildings and trains and zip lining but there is a huge emphasis on the Camaraderie that doing these things builds. So I think that is one of the main reasons that Tris "goes along with it". Another reason I think she chose it is due to the fact that she didn't fit into Abnegation. So her only answer is to do the complete opposite, which I think is Dauntless. Sorry for the rant, but I have read a lot of reviews that say Dauntless didn't make any sense. But other than that I do 100% agree with your review.


message 47: by Teri (new)

Teri C It's no different than almost every fantasy book that comes out is compared to Harry Potter.


message 48: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Steph
I know that I wrote my comment a few months ago @ least, but I came across it again and in reading it over I am quite ashamed @ what a condescending bitch I came off as!!! The stupid part is that I normally would never say such rude things secondly i love your reviews and that is why I you are only one of the few people of which whom I added as a friend without personally knowing!
I don't know if I was in a bad mood or just having an "off day"…but with regards to either I should not have sent you that lame, horribly full of typos, mean, condescending, totally uneducated with regards to your opinions in the areas if YA (which BTW has lead me to reevaluate my thoughts on some of my previous ideas such as since they are dystopian societies the societal structures don't have to make sense or have any kind of order.)
BTW, this is not meant to be kiss-butt, but I do think that you are a very intelligent young woman with some great insights and I'm glad that you have allowed me into your Goodreads world :·) Have a great night and Happy Reading girly!!!
Kimberly Sutherland
p.s. you tell "her"…it's your Goodreads account and you can write however long of a review you want!!!…for gawd's sake I just can't believe that "one"…


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