Suzanna and Writing: One word at a time
♦ December 26, 2013
♦ 4 Comments
I’ve finished reading the series by Veronica Roth. If you’ve read The Hunger Games, I think you would also enjoy this series.
My dad said Divergent wasn’t as good as The Hunger Games first book. I guess I should try it though since I have it and all.
I would say “Divergent” is worth a read, even though I agree with your dad. I’m trying to figure out why I feel that way, and I think it has something to do with which characters I’m most attached to. In “The Hunger Games,” I’m rooting for Katniss and Peeta to make it, and in “Divergent” I’m rooting for Tris and Four, but it doesn’t feel the same. Definitely something I will continue to mull over.
Honestly, I enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent MUCH more than the THG trilogy, but I’m probably one of the only people who feel that way. Allegiant, though, was very subpar compared to the previous books in the series, although the ending salvaged it for me.
I mean, I see what she was trying to do, but her inability to write in distinctive voices for Tris and Four really, really bothered me.
Yes, I agree that “Allegiant” was subpar to the previous books. The point of view shifts bothered me from the beginning. I had to keep flipping back to the beginning of the chapter because of the indistinct voices. She did end the series well, and I think that is a contributing factor to the point of view shifts in the first place, but I need more reason than that to shift point of view, especially since the first two books we were in Tris’s head.
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