Written by Tori McClurg author of the blog medicineforthesoulblog.wordpress.com
How dare I even ask this question with the recent Catching Fire premiere pulling in millions for the franchise? It brought in $110.1 million just over Thanksgiving weekend, but I think there might be something even more enjoyable right around the corner.
I don’t know what it is about the post-apocalyptic trend in novels, but it makes for great reading. While The Hunger Games is a popular trilogy, Divergent is overall a better read. (Yes, I said it, Katniss fans please put down your bows and arrows.)
Both novels have many similarities, the separation of people whether it is from districts or factions, love interests with super-hot male characters, corrupt leaders and governments.
I love Katniss, and Jennifer Lawrence as much as the next girl (and guy,) but something about the main character in the Divergent series, Beatrice aka Tris is more appealing to me. She isn’t a martyr for her cause; she is just a strong independent woman. Go girl!
In Divergent, Beatrice is a member of Abegnation, the faction that’s known for selflessness. She has always felt like she doesn’t belong, and at the beginning of the novel, the choosing ceremony shows her if she was right or wrong.
Is she honest like Candor? Or smart like Eurdite? Peaceful like Amity, or brave like Dauntless?
When she chooses her fate, Tris is forced to leave her family and join an unfamiliar world. It is both exciting and terrifying, but will she ever get to see her family again? Did she make the right decision? And then there’s her secret, what happens if people find out? And who can she trust?
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, I’ve only just started reading the second book in the series, Insurgent, but I’m sure the adventure between Tris and the rest of the characters is just beginning.
The Divergent movie comes out in March 2014, so I suggest you get to reading!