Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth – My Mini Book Review

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

I have just finished reading Divergent by Veronica Roth and I have moved onto the second book in the Divergent trilogy. The other books in the series are called Insurgent and Allegiant.

It has been fantastic being able to find time to read. I have just completed my teacher training programme and any spare time was filled with coursework, prep work, lesson plans and essays. Now I can breathe and enjoy getting through the pile of books on my floor.

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About Divergent

DivergentDivergent is about a young girl called Beatrice. She lives in the post modern American city of Chicago where society has been divided into factions called Abnegation, Candor, Erudite and Dauntless. Each faction is responsible for running a particular part of society. The members of each group have certain characteristics and personality types that make them perfect for certain tasks.

Each year young people have to take an aptitude test and this determines which group they will belong to. Beatrice is different. She doesn’t fit the mould of one particular group. She is called Divergent and this is dangerous because it means that she is like a free spirit. She can not be manipulated or controlled.

There are members of society who do not like these characteristics. They are threatened and will do anything to ensure divergent people do not exist. One of the factions plots to overthrow the government and seize control. The story is about how society has become fractured and how a group of outsiders try to cope with uncertain dangers they face.

Why I Like The Divergent Series

I am loving the trilogy so far because it has a main character who is a young woman. We know that we need to have more female role models right? She is a small thing but she is strong-willed and feisty. The story is also part love story, with the love interest coming in the shape of a young man called “Four”.

I think these books were written for the young adult market but they are great for any age group. It is an easy read and a great storyline.

Divergent The FilmDivergent Movie Trailer

The books have done well, so naturally a movie has been made, with at least two more to follow.

The film stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior and Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton. Kate Winslet plays the baddie and she does it very well. The film is now available to buy on DVD.

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I liked the film. It was able to include quite a lot of the details from the book and the tension built up very nicely. I am certainly looking forward to the future films in the trilogy.

Should You Read The Divergent Trilogy?

If you are a fan of stories like The Hunger Games Trilogy then I would definitely recommend this collection of books. The writing is straightforward, it is an easy read and it is a nice story to get absorbed in.

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Have Your Say: Do you make time to read? Have you read the Divergent Trilogy? What did you think? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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18 thoughts on “Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth – My Mini Book Review

    1. Victoria Post author

      Hi Michelle – With this one I watched the film first, though I prefer to read the books first. That way I can let my imagination really go to work. The good thing is that I enjoyed the film so it didn’t interfere with the enjoyment of the written word.

      When you get a chance, let me know what you think of the books. Happy reading :)
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  1. Debi J

    I read… but I don’t make time for me to read books like this anymore (& I loved the Hunger Games movie so I’m sure it’s like this too). The last time I read fiction was Tiffany’s Feast (for which I am now patIently waiting for the follow up). O:-)

    Outside that…. it’s road signs 11-14 hours a day, lots of blogs, and a couple taking programs I’m walking thru to improve what I’m doing online!

    And I just read something about an accountability challenge! ;-)
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  2. Victoria Post author

    Hey Debi J! – Sounds like you are real busy at the moment. Happy to hear that you are still doing the online thing. How are those online courses working out?

    Yest – The Accountability Idea. I mentioned that in my email. I think that this sort of thing really helps people (me) to stay motivated and to get tasks done. I am going to put something together and hope that people will join me. Let’s see what we can accomplish if we put ourselves out there and make public statements of intent.

    I feel a full on blog post brewing ;)
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  3. Iris Johnson

    Victoria,

    Thanks for the review!

    It appears to be a very good book, and movie. I may recommend it to my book club.

    >>> Today only, July 29, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is $1.99 on Kindle. <<<

    Enjoy your week!

    Iris

    PS: The mini-accountability challenge sounds like something I could also benefit from now. I just embarked on a new venture online that I've been wanting to pursue for several years … no turning back now! So, I can sure use an accountability partner to help me stay on track and moving forward.

    1. Victoria Post author

      Hi Iris – you should definitely consider recommending this trilogy to your book club. It is a great read.

      I look forward to hearing more about your new online endeavours. Wil develop my idea about the accountability project. Stay tuned :)
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