Divergent, Veronica Roth

A 3*

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

So here comes my unpopular opinion about the book that sold over 6.7 million of all the books in the series combined, got a movie and tons of positive reviews.

I must say that when the author can write a good dystopia, make it believable and then crush it in his/her own book… That has no price. That is why Red Rising, Hunger Games, Scythe are such good books and such good series.

But… That the genre is popular and good, doesn’t mean that every book in that genre will be good.

What I liked in this book,

It was an interesting way to divide the society. The factions, the control and the hidden strings pulled from the back scene.

The characters are interesting, attractive and so believable. Everyone gets hurts; everyone grows; everyone reveals their true nature and intentions.

Now, to what I didn’t like.

There are so many stereotypes in this book. So many twists, which are easy to foresee. 

There is not enough action… Yes, the main characters are going to get beaten and trying to survive the hard process on initiation in Dauntless faction, but besides that, every bit of action happens on the last 100 pages of the book.

And don’t start me on Four… I said don’t… Okay, you know what? You asked for it. It was just so obvious. Four’s identity was not surprising and at the same time looked more like a coverup of a big plothole.
And since his identity is uncovered, the book was ruined for me. Four’s story is just too thin, and all of it is such a big coincidence.

Now, with that out of the way…

I want to say that this book is as addictive as you can find. Even if it seems like a slight rip off of Hunger Games, I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.

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