What to do when you write a dystopian novel that starts in a utopian world? How would that look?
If you have ever read “The Giver” (Lois Lowry), you’ll see that Veronica Roth was influenced by that book when you read “Divergent”.
1- Fiction/ Non- Fiction: Most of the story seemed easily believable. There were some points that I simply couldn’t believe could happen, but it didn’t take away from the book. I did like how Chicago shines through. The story being based in a after- apocalypse Chicago still works, and although I can’t remember if the city name is actually mentioned, some of the Windy City shines through as the characters travel the city. Rank: 7
2- Believability: As mentioned above, I had some difficulty believing the entire story, but it is Fiction, I don’t really think I can levitate something by saying “Wingardium Leviosa” but I loved Hermione’s critiques when Ron tries the spell. Rank: 8
3- Readability: This is an important ranking for a book. I have literally put down books because I just couldn’t understand the writing. This book however was amazing! I loved how the descriptions didn’t interrupt the story but I still knew what everything looked like. Perfect balance! Rank: 10
4- Rate of the book in general: I gave the book an 8. I have some issues with the resolutions of the stories problems and the fact some of them weren’t resolved. I however loved the characters and felt drawn along with their story. I was excited every time I got the chance to read.
5- Re- readability: Although I was excited to read the book, and am excited for the next book, I think when I finished the book I put it down a little too easily. The fact that I’m not trying to read it again while I wait to get the second book says something. Rank: 7
6- This book is ranked by CraftyAggie at a solid 8 of 10. Pretty good, let’s see if the second book does any better.
More to say: I think I might be Divergent, but I think I would pick Dauntless at my Choosing Ceremony. What faction would you choose? Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, or Erudite? Do you think you might be Divergent?