The Divergent Trilogy

The Divergent series, written by Veronica Roth, is all about a split society and it’s revolutionists. At the beginning of the series Beatrice Prior, a 16 year old girl from Abnegation, one of the five factions of the city, has to choose in which of those she wants to live in. This decision changes her life drastically. The reader follows Beatrice not only on an exciting, but also dangerous journey in her life.
The books are mostly written from Beatrice’s point of view, making it easy to learn about her mind and way of thinking. The character makes progress and becomes stronger and smarter. What was once a girl noone saw as competitor because she was so weak, scared and especially because she was from Abnegation, the sector that fears selflove and is known to be weak, later becomes a strong girl others fear and know not to mess with. I found it amazing to watch her progress.
The books are each about 500 pages long, which can be very demotivating, but worry not, as soon as you’ve gotten into the flow of reading, you will not want to stop.I found myself being bored and putting the book away a couple of times during the first 50 pages or so, though that changed quickly. Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant are easily read and understandable, even for those learning english as their second language. I only have one other negative comment – it was pointed out to me that the series reminded a little bit of the plot in The Hungergames.
There are a few things the Divergent series have in common with The Hungergames trilogy. Not only is there a split society in both, but also in both the once weak protagonist from an unimportant and hated sector of their city, turns strong and powerful. One might say, Veronica Roth read The Hungergames, then decided to write a series with similar aspects. However, this is a small criticism of an otherwise excellent trilogy.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves fiction and doesn’t mind the thick books. It’s definitely a page turner and blew me away.

4 thoughts on “The Divergent Trilogy

  1. About two years ago, I had read the Divergent Series. I would say that the books contained an interesting amount of character development. There were even relationships that would destroy you when broken. It had been one of my favorite series for a while. I have only seen parts of the first movie, and I have to say that it is not my taste. What about you? I am also in the Student Blogging Challenge, so check out my blog:

    • Hello from Austria!
      I read the divergent series half a year ago and I remember how obsessed I was. I read the three books and the extra about Tobias in less than a week, I think. The character development and relationships like you’ve mentioned made it so compelling.
      No, I haven’t watched any of the films and do not plan on doing so, as I want to keep my imaginated Chicago in mind, not the one the producer thought to be best, if you get what I mean.
      Have you read the Hunger Games? I mentioned them in the text above and really enjoyed that series as well! I would definitely recommend it to you!
      Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, I will definitely check out your blog!

  2. Wow, this is actually interesting I’ve never really cared for the divergent series but maybe I should give it a try. Come check my blog out at

  3. Hey! I really enjoyed reading your post mainly because it was very thorough. I did not know much about this series but thanks to your post, I now know enough about this series. Keep up the good work!

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