Perhaps more than one confession.
I joined a group dictating what I should read (http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/books-to-read-before-they-hit-theaters-this-year)
I LOVE IT!
It's like going back to college English 101 and devouring the reading list.
(Yes, I did that.)
I'm not reading the list in the "correct" order.
This is primarily because I had some of these books on hand and others I had difficulty locating.
But this is supposed to be a review for DIVERGENT (and I am digressing).
|I gotta say I love these graphics.|
And, of course, there is the perhaps justifiable argument that it appears that violence as entertainment seems to be an increasingly dominant force in YA literature.
I am perhaps middle-of-the-road on this topic. I do not seek nor shun violence, but I want it to be present for good reason.
There were a few times that DIVERGENT stepped pretty close to the line where I thought "this is too much", but then I got drawn back in to the story and all my doubts disappeared.
I am very excited to see the movie version.
I love watching movies on screen.
I like seeing the characters come to life, I like the costumes and setting, and (perhaps most of all) I like to hear music in the background.
Yes, sometimes I am disappointed. But not always.
Just think of how amazing it is that ALL THOSE Harry Potter movies were done so PERFECTLY up there on the screen.
|Fifth confession: I've been spying this image everywhere|
and had to have it for my very own.
But let's go back to the book.
I'd describe it as fast-paced action interrupted by an occasional stunning thought.
I liked how family was important to Tris.
I appreciated how she was torn. This book was so well written that I felt everything: the doubts in her head, the wind in her hair,
and the bruises on her body.
Well done, I say. I give this book 4.5 stars. I just have to figure out how to give a book the 1/2 sign on GoodReads. Anybody know how to do this?
I'm looking forward to the second book in the series...
AFTER I finish the rest of my homework (1 down, 15 to go).
What did you think of DIVERGENT?