YA Novels are written fairly simply, and even grown adults can enjoy them. I’ve read my fair share over the years, and probably will read more in the future.
It’s a nice break some times. YA Novels are usually pretty easy to read, and have a cool dystopian future that I find fascinating.
Divergent was one of the YA series that I really enjoyed…up until the end (I’ll get into that later).
At the time there were a few other YA series that had come out. There was Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and the Legend series (at least these were the ones I had read).
Hunger Games kind of popularized the genre, but Divergent definitely helped it too.
It also had one of the more interesting concepts. People placed into ‘factions‘ based off of their defining attributes.
It’s fairly well written, and I felt a level of connection to the characters which makes the books that much better. Peter was definitely the best character throughout the whole series, but of course was the ‘bad guy‘.
The main problem I had about these books, which is what a lot of books suffer from, is the ending.
I find its a pretty common occurrence, especially in really popular book series, for the endings of the series to be rushed and not at all what the audience wants/expects.
I know it’s not necessarily for the audience, but for the author, but sometimes I really wonder if they’re happy with the ending, or if they’re making their publishers happy by just getting something in.
Overall, the series is good. I’d be interested to read more books in the series, maybe some where we can see the ‘faction’ world starting out and the first people who have to decide.
What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below, and tell me your favourite book in the trilogy.
Verdict: Worth a read. Doesn’t take long and it has an interesting concept behind it.
Next week I’m gonna take a look at the first book that made me cry…yes I admit it.
The Hint: Two Dogs and their boy. It’s a tough one butI wanna hear your guesses.