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message 1: by Marie (new)

Marie Ugh, this book :|

message 2: by Wigs (new)

Wigs Yea I know I know I've heard many polarizing opinions. But my bro bought me this book last christmas so I can't not read it, because then I'd feel like a jerk or something so I should read it. I'm buddy reading it right now with a friend to help like get it done, otherwise I wouldn't be reading it rn. It's ~alright so far but I don't think I'm going to be able to take it seriously.

message 3: by Marie (new)

Marie To me it started off slowly and seemed pointless until near the end. The love story had potential but it fizzled, imo. Do you have the second book as well? That one was worse, to me.

I recommended this to my co-worker since he seems into the dystopian YA, but he's not feeling this book and may not read the second since he's having a hard enough time with Divergent. He and I are now even, since he recommended that crap Maze Runner trilogy to me and I wasted a weekend reading that.

message 4: by Wigs (new)

Wigs lol about your coworker, and no i haven't bought the second, even fans thought that was horrible

Elizabeth_sarah Marie wrote: "To me it started off slowly and seemed pointless until near the end. The love story had potential but it fizzled, imo. Do you have the second book as well? That one was worse, to me.

I recommen..."


message 6: by Cari (new)

Cari I really liked this book!

message 7: by Eddie (new)

Eddie Yes.. the first book seemed quite pointless until I got into the second book. Believe it or not, A plot sort of develops!! Remember, we all ready 5 books of Harry Potter till we found out the plot of the series :)

message 8: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha I may have read this book using the torch light from my phone, under the bed covers, until 4 in the morning because it was amazing. And a good read in SO long. But that's just me.

message 9: by Sally (new)

Sally Eddie wrote: "Yes.. the first book seemed quite pointless until I got into the second book. Believe it or not, A plot sort of develops!! Remember, we all ready 5 books of Harry Potter till we found out the pl..."

Oh no you did not just compare this to Harry Potter! :P

message 10: by Wigs (last edited Oct 03, 2012 11:08PM) (new)

Wigs seriously

harry potter will not be touched in this sacred circle of my protection

Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish) Eddie wrote: "Yes.. the first book seemed quite pointless until I got into the second book. Believe it or not, A plot sort of develops!! Remember, we all ready 5 books of Harry Potter till we found out the pl..."

I don't really agree that we didn't find out the plot of the series until the fifth book. But, regardless, the thing is, each individual book had a strong plot of its own.

So many of these series seem to have books with absolutely zero plot, to set up the series somehow (or the series has no real plot).

message 12: by Dan (new)

Dan The second book is way better!

message 13: by Emy (new)

Emy Great review (and yes, I read all of it).

message 14: by Roxy (new)

Roxy Eddie wrote: "Yes.. the first book seemed quite pointless until I got into the second book. Believe it or not, A plot sort of develops!! Remember, we all ready 5 books of Harry Potter till we found out the pl..."

HP is different tho. Each book had its own plot, it's not until the later books that you realize there's a much larger plot within the entire series. With Divergent, it's like you took Sorcerer's Stone and split that into three individual books (although even that would've been way better than what Divergent turned out to be).

message 15: by Wigs (last edited Oct 04, 2012 11:59PM) (new)

Wigs Thank you Emma! XD

And yes omg, Roxy. I wanted, at the beginning, the infamous 'test' to feel like the puzzles at the end of Sorcerer's Stone, I was hoping we'd get something like that. Strangely, the test was incredibly short, and I don't even know how people can be accurately tested when they're asked like three questions. Seriously that is probably the worst personality test I've seen. And...how did Tris do something so VASTLY different from everyone else. I mean really I don't think those choices were that hard to repeat by chance, lol.

message 16: by Sally (new)

Sally Hahaha loved this review! Are you planning on reading the second book?

message 17: by Becky (new)

Becky OH my. Loved your review and I think I'll be staying away from this one. All the stuff you mentioned would have annoyed the everlovin' crap out of me.

Thanks for sharing. ;)

message 18: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie LGW I probably would have agreed with you, if the book took me more than 2 days to read (okay, 6 hours to read...over 2 days lol). But Tris? Oye she got annoying.

message 19: by Wigs (new)

Wigs Sally there is no way I am reading the second book. I can't handle how much I might rage, haha!

Jamie (The Title Page) I know you don't want to read the second book, and in your review you state plenty of people will say things are explained in the second book, but... they are, lol. If you really want answers to these questions, you'd have to read the next book. If you don't care then whatevs, to each his own.

But that being said, I'm very mad at you for ruining this book for me! (sarcasm) I LOVED this book, and now that you've pointed out all of the stuff that you did, I can't not notice it. HOW DARE YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH!

message 21: by Wigs (last edited Oct 05, 2012 08:22AM) (new)

Wigs hahaa hey gurl. I dunno I just....I feel like Roth was "write first, think later." So even if she addresses things in the second book, I still can't forgive her for not fully forming any ideas in the first, with all the random ridiculousness and trips to cool-town she took us on. I can't read anymore of her writing right now. It's too much for me. Maybe I'm just over YA in general. It's all the same teenage girl first person special brain better than you nonsense.


message 22: by Cari (new)

Cari All the things you're bitching about are in the second book lol ;) Really though the second book was MUCH different than the first, but if you don't want to read it you can always wait for the movie. lol!

message 23: by Wigs (new)

Wigs Yes I actually think I will see the movie! Now that I know the story I do want to see what they're gonna do with it, and I feel like they could improve upon some of the stuff. Or they could totally do a flop movie too, we'll see.

message 24: by Cari (new)

Cari I heard the director from Harry Potter picked it up, so chances are it will be good!

Do you like YA Fantasy books, you should try Shadow and Bone if you do, I liked it, but I also liked Divergent lol!

message 25: by Wigs (new)

Wigs lol i like how this review keeps getting longer as I add things I forgot to point out the ridiculousness of.

message 26: by Wigs (new)

Wigs For now I've sworn off of getting into anymore YA then is already on my physical bookshelf just so I can kind of break from it for now, but I'll think about checking that out, thank you!

message 27: by Cari (new)

Cari yeah I know how you feel, It's easy to get sick of the YA genre.

Jamie (The Title Page) Cari wrote: "yeah I know how you feel, It's easy to get sick of the YA genre."

Maybe that's why my YA books can't hold my attention at work anymore. How depressing :(

message 29: by Christina (new)

Christina Wilder "And hey, if in book 2 she fixes some of these issues and answers some of the questions, great. I don’t care. Because someone can tell me “oh but we learn about that in book 2!” all they want but that doesn’t change the fact that after book 1 I’m thinking to myself “well that was completely stupid.” If you can’t convince me from book 1 to keep going then we’ve got a problem, right?"

Excellent point!

message 30: by Nina (new)

Nina Sedlacek I don't think I can tell you enough how much I enjoy your reviews. This one was flawless and articulated everything I felt (why do I have so many feelings about this book) about Divergent.

message 31: by Wigs (new)

Wigs Aw, thanks so much! :D I'm glad you enjoy them!

message 32: by Karla (new)

Karla Excellent review! All of my friends gave Divergent 4 or 5 stars, but I'm beginning to be disappointed with YA, so I wanted to make sure before reading it. Thanks for helping me decide! :)

message 33: by Wigs (new)

Wigs You're very welcome! <3

message 34: by Below (new)

Below "And what’s with everyone being white collar? And how blue collar jobs are for the factionless, which the author speaks of as if they’re on the same level as crazy homeless people. I sorely hope she doesn’t think that in real life. Tris speaks about them as if they’re pariahs. Construction workers, bus drivers, gasp, the horror. The villain wants to get rid of them. Oh yes. Oh yes. Get rid of your laborers, what villain who dreams of prosperity DOESN’T get rid of the labors? Hahaha Roth you’re killing me."

Oh thank you, someone else who was REALLY FREAKING IRRITATED by this.

The economics of the novel are never actually explained. At all. And they make no sense.

message 35: by Deanna (new)

Deanna I thought I loved this book but while reading this review I realized I am totally 100% agreeing with everything you are saying. Now I am wondering why I enjoyed the book so much in the first place if I have so many problems with it...hmm...you know maybe I was crazy when I read Divergent. Because when I read Insurgent I didn't like it at all.

Zero vi Britannia I agree on the Will point.

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) This is the best review ever. <3

message 38: by Reena (new)

Reena I LOVE YOU. you said everything im thinking. 10 pages into this book i was like OMG this book is STUPID. UGH. when idiot books get popular it just makes me so mad.

message 39: by Mackenzie (new)

Mackenzie Thank you.

message 40: by Georgia (new)

Georgia Ainslie-hamblin I enjoyed this book well enough, but also agree with a lot of what you said, especially the part about Will. That part in the story made me so frustrated. I saw it as wholly unnecessary. I think Tris could have tried much harder to avoid that outcome before deciding it was her only option.
I also had a hard time liking Tris. I found her to be overly cruel and unforgiving towards many people, especially Al.

message 41: by Tara (new)

Tara Katz Your review was hilarious and spot on. I actually enjoyed the book for just dumb fun, but I laughed aloud several times when reading your review. Can you read Insurgence just so I can read it, then be more entertained by your take on it?

message 42: by Leah (new)

Leah Thank you so much for writing this review! I needed a good laugh. :)

Though I really enjoyed reading Divergent, I totally get your point on how illogical and crazy everything was.
But maybe that's why I liked it....because sometimes, it's more interesting to read about things that you know can never possibly happen than read ordinary things things that can. (I know this makes no sense)

message 43: by Li (new)

Li Love this review. Hated Tris so much. Disgusting, pathetic excuse for a main character.

message 44: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Just started it and I'm really enjoying it. Compared to Matched, this is pretty darn good. Matched I have put down twice, because it sucks so bad!!!

message 45: by Edward (new)

Edward Wow, hilarious review. I completely agree about the train.

message 46: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina Wow! lol ok, im speechless for a moment...ok i can talk now. So wow! this review was hilarious and I totally agree with you in some things, but I still got to stay that the book interested me and I did sort of like it (if you ignore all the stuff you just said about it). It definitely did remind me of the Hunger Games and that is a really big no no in my book. Other than that it was pretty interesting and caught my attention. (However it pisses me off that the Hunger Games didn't really get any praise [or at least not as much as Divergent] and it is totally better and ORIGINAL! Yea, I don't get it :/ )
But Thanks for the laugh, Wigs!! Let me know if you ever do another review!! ;) lol

message 47: by Naomi (new)

Naomi Looove the review! Definitely one of the worst books I've ever read and it just boggles me how famous and well-liked it is! Everything about it is just.. dumb.

message 48: by Pierce (new)

Pierce Minor A great review. Definitely made question if I wanted to read Divergent. I think I'll still give the first several chapters a shot and decide if I'll go on. But thanks! That was a thorough, solid review.

message 49: by pdbkwm (new)

pdbkwm Okay, we need to talk about the train for a second. What. Is with. The Train. Why doesn’t it ever stop? (except for that one time when they rode it to the end of the city.) Why is this train an asshole? Didn’t jump on on time? Oops, you failed. Now you’re homeless. Loser. Oops, you fell off and now you’re dead. Lol we don’t stop the train here, bitch. Learn to live.

lol, the train was kind of a jerk now that I think about it. Maybe all those factionless people thought it would be funny to build a train that doesn't stop.

message 50: by Ava (new)

Ava How could you hate this book?!

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