Divergent

Divergent

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Beatrice Pryor lives in a dystopian Chicago, which is divided into five factions devoted to different virtues. On a set day every year, sixteen-year-olds must select which faction they will devote the rest of their lives to. Beatrice must choose between staying with her family and being who she really is. Beatrice also has a secret, one she has been warned can mean death if exposed. Now, Beatrice will be forced to make tough choices that can determine the course of her future.
Publisher: [Holland, Ohio] : Dreamscape Media, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 9 sound discs (11 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781624061547
Branch Call Number: TEEN SWCD Roth

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ravenclawprincess
Aug 24, 2018

Her voice is not very smoothh but the story is great!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 14, 2018

***SPOILERS***
This was a very interesting book to read. I really enjoyed reading this book but there were just so many questions that were unanswered. The Divergent book collection has three more books in the series, which I have also read. I really love the plot of the book. There are five factions in this book- Abnegation(the selfless), Dauntless(the brave), Erudite(the intelligent), Amity(the peaceful), and Candor(the honest). The main character in this book, Beatrice, is from Abnegation but ends up moving to Dauntless at the choosing ceremony. She goes through many troubles but overcomes her challenges and fear. My favourite character in the book is Four, the dauntless instructor and Beatrice's boyfriend.The reason he is my favourite character is because he is very understanding, supportive, and brave. A part in the book that really shocked me was when Al, one of the other newcomers, committed suicide. Al didn't believe in himself and was failing throughout the Dauntless activities, and that's what caused him to kill himself. That part had an important lesson, always believe in yourself and be brave. I really liked that the author had a well planned story that made perfect sense. There was never a part where I thought the story is all over the place. This book included everything. Suspense, action, mystery, and romance. Although this book was a little too romantic for me at times, I would still recommend reading this book. Rating- 4/5
- @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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jessica_reads
Feb 14, 2017

What can I say that hasn't already been said about DIVERGENT? The series has already finished, they've made 3 movies (and allegedly will have a semi-related TV series), and everybody who was going to review it already has, so why did I wait until now to read the first book?

To be honest, it was a roadtrip novel. My husband and I have vastly different reading tastes, and it was one of the only books we were both relatively interested in listening to together. We'd seen the movie, and the book obviously has a lot more detail (much of it gruesome) than was touched on in the film. It made for interesting conversation between the two of us as we listened to it, and it was light enough that if the passenger dozed off, the driver could get them caught up upon waking.

I'm glad that I finally got around to it, and I can use it more accurately in my readers advisory, but have decided to not pursue the rest of the series at this time.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 30, 2016

A dystopian story about a girl in Chicago who feels likes she doesn't fit in.  Yeah, well, there is a reason for that.  She, and others of her kind could be dangerous to the society and that is why they must be killed.  They might also be society's only hope.  Tris cannot ever let anyone find out that she is Divergent. 3.5 Stars
- @bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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read_freak
Jul 10, 2016

I had to read this for a school project and when I picked up the book i was like i am never going to finish this in time. So I listened to it and I loved it! Awesome book!

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woundingtooth
Jun 02, 2016

good book

trixielab55 Oct 11, 2014

What a Hunger Games rip-off, from the marketing to the story line. How does Roth get away with this?

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thepudman
Aug 15, 2014

I found this to be a fast paced, entertaining book. At times it is like a teen romance, but I found the story and the idea of factions to be original.

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waltzingechidna
Aug 02, 2014

A little earnest in tone, and the character's blind spots seem, well, enormous; but the story is entertaining and the protagonist is both tough and vulnerable. Worth reading, and the audiobook version is very well made.

JCLHopeH Apr 29, 2014

Perhaps I've been listening to too many memoirs and nonfiction books lately because initially I had a hard time accepting the generally one-dimensional characters or the 18-year-old closet-romantic, knight-in-shining-armor boy. However, once I let go and escaped into Roth's dystopian Chicago, I got swept into the story. I'd first seen the movie, which rearranged a few events and skipped over a some interesting tidbits shared in the original novel, but the main plot was the same and very entertaining.

I think Roth intentionally and successfully shows that the characters' over-simplification of each other's qualities inhibits the realization of a richer, more meaningful life. The faction system, while fictional, makes the point that our real-life labels, stereotypes, and prejudices can dangerously neglect the diversity, complexity, beauty, and fun in each individual and group.

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woundingtooth
Jun 02, 2016

good book but the movie is a bit off

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