Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of Insurgent, an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and more!In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On a...


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TitleDivergent (Divergent, #1)
ISBN9780062024039
Author
Release DateFeb 28th, 2012
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Fantasy
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Reviews Divergent (Divergent, #1)

  • Wigs
    2011-12-03
    What kind of ridiculous mess...Oh man.So I know I say this in dissenting opinion, as many on my friends list are partial to this book, but I could not stand it. So before I go off on my tirade, I must explain. You may be thinking to yourself why I gave it two stars and not one, if I’m complaining so much. Let me explain that two is pretty low on my scale. Two is “why did I buy this.” Or read this. Or whatever. One star is dramatic. One is ...
  • Nataliya
    2013-01-11
    Heh. I'm torn now. I eyerolled so much while reading this book that I may have permanently damaged at least some of my cranial nerves. And yet I read it in one sitting, annoyingly and inexplicably entertained. Go figure.There just may have been some facepalming as well.It's yet another young adult dystopia based on a stupid premise. Seriously, it's plainly ridiculous. If I had to compare it to something equally ridiculous it'd have to be the noti...
  • Tatiana
    2011-01-26
    As seen on The ReadventurerWe all know why Divergent was written. There is no doubt 99% of dystopias published during the last year or so have been trying to at least partially replicate the success of the trilogy. Public wants to read more dystopian stories, publishers want to sell them, authors want to write them. Everyone is happy. I have read a few new dystopias recently and liked or disliked them to various degrees. There are dystopias for a...
  • mark monday
    2013-06-21
    Dear Hunger Games,I miss you. I really do. Our relationship is over and done with but the memory of you still lingers on. I know that's a terrible cliché - and you hate clichés - but it's a true one, at least in this case. I don't think I'll ever be over you. You are fucking special.It took me some time, but I finally met a new girl. Her name is Divergent. She's quiet and strong and short-tempered and insular and brave... a lot like you, I supp...
  • Elle
    2011-06-14
    There comes a time in every average, misunderstood, flat chested, never-been-kissed, pre-war heroin, sixteen year old girl's life when she must decide between right and wrong.Yes. RIGHT and WRONG.Not Harry and Sam. Or Harry and Mike. Or, frak help us, Harry, Sam AND Mike. No no. In Divergent, Good, Evil and Tris are our love triangle. How utterly refreshing.Now, don’t get me wrong. You will find your standard amount of PG-rated teen romance in ...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2011-08-17
    Today I almost attacked a man in public. A man who was yelling at and abusing his partner. Kicking the trolley, shoving her and screaming obscenities at her. I ditched the trolley I'd been pushing and stormed toward them, my mind blank of anything but ruthless fury.The next part was like out of some stupid romance novel. Mr Kennedy pulled back on my arm and said, "No. There is no way you're going over there!" He took off the baby sling, handed it...
  • karen
    2011-06-17
    i need to make something perfectly clear. i am well aware that i gave 4 stars to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. and i am giving 5 stars to this one. the world is a tough and inconsistent sphere.because Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a much much better written book. it's no contest. she is lush and lyrical and there is a gravity to her writing that makes you stop every so often to murmer "well said, laini taylor, well said..."this book is just fun.fun...
  • Rick Riordan
    2013-11-07
    I definitely enjoyed it. At first, I had trouble convincing my older son to read it, because he was convinced that every dystopian novel is a "Hunger Games" wannabe, but he read it on a recent plane trip and we had a great in-depth discussion about the characters and their motivations.The premise: Chicago of the future is a closed city-state. The citizenry really doesn't have any idea what is beyond their borders. They just know it's dangerous. I...
  • Hannah
    2011-12-12
    THE SEVEN STAGES OF READING HELL: When You Realize You're Going to be the Odd Man Out (Once Again) With a Wildly Hyped and Popular Book that Everyone Else Lovedas Presented by:The Coterie of Emotive Kittehs (courtesy of Google Images)December 13, 2011Page 30:Page 77:Page 145:Page 270:Page 354:Page 404:Page 475:Final Analysis of my Reading Experience:(What? You didn't think I was going to show a kitteh with a knife in its eye, did you?)Rating: A (...
  • Emily May
    2011-05-31
    Okay, okay, I completely understand why people could really like this and also why people could find it a huge disappointment. As for the latter... well, this was one of the most highly anticipated works of dystopian fiction to be released this year and the fact of the matter is that it just really doesn't work as a dystopia. Or, at least, what seems to be the general definition of a dystopia.I can highlight the problem really well by referring t...
  • Wendy Darling
    2011-05-04
    3.5 stars Any book that arrives heavily hyped usually has a ton of marketing power behind it. Sure, there are critical reviews to consider, but these days consumers are more aware than ever of the dollars at stake behind book and film negotiations. Which means that there's a lot of pressure riding on any book to live up to its promise, particularly one that comes from a 23-year-old author who has already landed a 3-book deal and signed away the m...
  • Reader-ramble
    2013-03-19
    Okay, so the movie came out on disk, and I was surfing one of my favorite channels on YouTube, when I found this video by CinemaSins. It's a fun and irreverent bit of criticism. Enjoy!Since I managed to get 100 likes before the movie came out, I will be reviewing Insurgent and Allegiant in the future. It may be a while though. Life is a bit in the way.Okay, time to get serious. I wish I could be funny like my Mortal Instrument reviews, but my int...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2014-05-26
    I'm going to do something that I have never done before. I'm going to rate this book lower than every single one of my Goodreads friends. Do you know why? Because I hated the CRAP out of this book. Now what follows might offend some lovers of this book. To "Divergent" fans: I'm sorry I'm going to rip on one of your favorite books. But honestly I almost wish I had this in paperback form so I could get the satisfaction of throwing it in the garbage...
  • Steph Sinclair
    2011-03-25
    Whoa.Breathe, Stephanie. Breathe. This.Was.Good. It seems like every dystopian book that comes out now is being compared to The Hunger Games. Well, if there was ever a book that might come close to that comparison it would be Enclave and now Divergent.Veronica Roth's debut novel Divergent is getting some major hype and you know what? I think it deserves it. It's no secret that I have a dystopian society book addiction right now, but Divergent is...
  • Arlene
    2011-03-31
    This book is totally WICKED!! I am, without a doubt, hooked. I want more… NOW!Divergent by Veronica Roth is one of the more highly anticipated YA dystopic novels set to come out next month, so I’m very fortunate for my Street Corner Booker friend for sharing this great read with me on our ARC tour. Thank you Alexa! I have to say, I had an absolute blast reading this wild ride of an adventure, and I enjoyed every minute of it. EVERY.SINGLE.MIN...
  • Lyndsey
    2010-09-16
    Everything that rises must Diverge.Or that seems to be the philosophy of this book. Divergent poses that as a society progresses, it becomes more segregated, as opposed to more integrated. Likely? NO. Fun? HELL YES.Does it smell like Hunger Games in here to you?Check out the video for this Hunger Games parody at the end of the article Part Two of The Best YouTube Book Trailers.Imagine a culture where everyone is separated into groups based on the...
  • Stephen
    2011-07-26
    This book’s sobriquet should be "the comeback kid" because its final rating of 3 solid stars required it to overcome a seriously frustrating first half that had me ready to do great violence to it. Before I expound on the redemptive, grace/face/rating saving virtues of second half of the book, I need to rant vent a bit regarding what turned my hackles all red and puffy. THE SIN:I am a SF dystopian connoisseur and I love a well-conceptualized ...
  • Jessica Edwards
    2015-05-04
    I read this book before actually watching the film, and I'm going to be honest and say that I prefer the book. I've said before that I don't like to read a lot of Dystopian books, but I made an exception on this book because it was coming up a lot on my Goodreads Homepage, and I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Sixteen year old Tris Prior lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into factions. When each person enters adult...
  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead
    2010-11-29
    12/6/11-I can't believe this book was Favorite Book of 2011. I must not be part of the in-crowd! Oh well.Review below...I have questions. Once my questions are answered, maybe I'll move my overall ratings up from 2.5 stars to 3.5 stars. Here is the thing, If the world doesn't make sense to me, I'm not going to enjoy the book as much as I could enjoy it.So, here are my questions-Why, at the beginning, can Beatrice look in the mirror ONLY when her ...
  • Michelle
    2010-07-18
    I did not like this book. I started reading it at about 3pm in the afternoon and finished at about 9:30. When I finished I sat there, stunned. In awe. It is one of the best Young Adult novels I've ever read. One of the best novels I've ever read, if we're going to go there, too. It was, in a word, flawless. How can you "like" flawless? How can you "love" it? DIVERGENT is powerful. It is moving. It is extraordinary. My only regret? That the whole ...
  • Peep (Pop! Pop!)
    2010-07-25
    When I was finished this book I could only think of three things: Uwe Boll, Asylum Films, and the Sy-fy Channel. Yes, to me, it was that bad. It has everything that they like: Cold leader who excels at everything, even when she doesn't try. Violence and gore at every turn. Oppressive society. Tattoos. Injuries that come and go as they please. Etc, etc, etc.Hmmm, where to start?? To start? To start? Haha, ring a bell? It does. It does. It does. I ...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    2011-10-19
    This book is just not for me. I should not have borrowed this. I should have ignored this book even if this is this month's read for our book club. I have no intention of attracting attention by disliking this popular book. I am just being honest to myself.Please allow me to explain.(1) Late last year, I read and liked Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games. I don't read lots of dystopian and I thought I read it even before I read William Golding's Lo...
  • Alejandro
    2014-02-27
    A book with its ups and downs. ROLLERCOASTER OR FERRIS WHEEL? Politeness is deception in pretty packaging. This novel was a rollercoaster for me. Maybe it should be a ferris wheel (pun intended) but no, it was a rollercoaster since at some moments I was quite high, real excited about the story, but at some moments I was way down, getting into my nerves.It wasn't easy to rate the book, since I liked the general story in the novel, but I really l...
  • Dd
    2013-01-03
    WHOA!!Everyone....STOP!And make way for this young kickass heroine...Beatrice Prior. 'Those who want power and get it live in terror of losing it.That's why we have to give power to those who do not want it.' Okay,so by now nearly everyone has read this book.This is a book which needs no introduction.So,I'll try to keep storyline short.(As short as I can for a book of nearly 500 pages!)This books depicts a dystopian Chicago world where the societ...
  • Kristi
    2010-06-05
    WOW. WOW.... no really, just wow. Could not put it down... and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT! One of my favorites books this year, no question about it!I've been trying to write this review for the last two hours... and nothing is coming to mind but "AWESOME" and "WOW" and "WOW".... did I say wow? I apologize that this review is going to be incoherent, and mostly fangirly, but that's the state of mind this book has left me in! I'm in shock of it...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-03-15
    Arabic-English Reviewحبيت يكون اول ريفيو عربي للروايةأهــلا بكم في ديستوبيا مدينة شيكاغوهنا في مدينه شيكاغو المستقبليه المجتمع تم تقسيمه لخمس جماعات منفصلهAbnegation التنسك - ناكروا الذات Dauntless الجساره - الشجعان والجريئون Amity التوائم - المسالمون او المتوافقون Ca...
  • Ceilidh
    2012-05-02
    Veronica Roth started writing “Divergent” in college, and was quickly signed up by agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe . The book rose to success at an unusually enthusiastic pace, with a 200,000 copy first run by HarperCollins , and a huge online promotional campaign. The campaign is what interested me the most upon the book’s release. Part of the promotional campaign included a Facebook campaign where you could “discover your faction”, and to...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-05-21
    I don't know how I feel about this book so I'm going for the 3 star okay for now. I saw the movie a long time ago and loved it, then liked it, then I don't know. Now I feel the same over the book. I love a lot of the characters but I just don't know. And does it really matter what I think? I will finish the box set I own to see if I change my mind.
  • Kathy
    2010-11-29
    I just finished my reread of Divergent so I can start Insurgent. Loved it just as much the second time!!Did you love Divergent? Enter to win an ARC of Insurgent! http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....Last day to enter is 4/22/12 - Enter everyday between now and then to increase your chance of winning!Join in HarperTeen's Divergent Nation Challenge. Visit the Faction News Site: http://bit.ly/abnegationfaction Or visit the publisher's website: ht...