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Another dystopian book that I still enjoyed

  • Jun 3, 2013
I personally am I huge fan of dystopian set books. Divergent was another one of these, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Think The Hunger Games meets The Princess Diaries. Young girl taken from her usual lifestyle and almost 'primmed and prepped' for a completely new lifestyle. But of course things are no where near perfect. If you read this you are most definitely going to read the second one, Insurgent,, considering Divergent leaves you in the middle of the story. 
Fast paced, never boring, you easily fall in love with the main characters Tris and Four. 
But, if you're fed up of those teenage dystopian novels then I suggest missing this one out. 

PS. the casting for the movie of this book is horrendous.
Another dystopian book that I still enjoyed

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March 20
Good for you! I love a good dystopian read, as well. I assume you're going to see the movie, no?
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In the wake of a warring world, a new order emerged where our Chicago once stood. People did not believe politics, religion or even nationalism could cause wars. People did that.      Factions were created to fix that.      Those who blamed aggression formed Amity to live peacefully. Those who blamed ignorance sought to foster knowledge by creating the Erudite. Those blaming duplicity strove for honesty in Candor. Those who blamed cowardice formed Dauntless. …
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A Q&A with Author Veronica Roth

Q: What advice would you offer to young aspiring writers, who long to live a success story like your own?

Roth: One piece of advice I have is: Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn’t rely on it, because it’s not guaranteed and it’s not permanent and it’s not sufficient. So work hard, fall in love with the writing—the characters, the story, the words, the themes—and make sure that you are who you are regardless of your life circumstances. That way, when the good things come, they don’t warp you, and when the bad things hit you, you don’t fall apart.

Q: You’re a young author--is it your current adult perspective or not-so-recent teenage perspective that brought about the factions in the development of this story? Do you think that teens or adults are more likely to fit into categories in our current society?

Roth: Other aspects of my identity have more to do with the factions than my age. The faction system reflects my beliefs about human nature—that we can make even something as well-intentioned as virtue into an idol, or an evil thing. And that virtue as an end unto itself is worthless to us. I did spend a large portion of my adolescence trying to be as “good” as possible so that I could prove my worth to the people around me, to myself, to God, to everyone. It’s only ...

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ISBN-10: 0062024027
ISBN-13: 978-0062024022
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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