Book Tip – Isabelle reads Divergent

This is a dystopia book like the Hunger Games. It also comes in three. Like they all do.
It is also described as a young adult book – apparently I haven’t left that age yet. It disturbs me that it’s called children’s books just because of the young age of the main characters and the fantasy in it. Like it disturbs me that having a great fantasy about all things in life and seeing things in a “childish manner” is considered less worth. For me it’s more about creativity than anything else, to be open and let your mind go in crazy paths. That’s a good thing!

Divergent is the first, Insurgent is the second and the author Veronica Roth is writing the third right now – expecting it to come out fall 2013.

So I’m only half way down the first one but I love it. After Hunger Games I read another dystopia trilogy called Matched (second book Crossed) but it dosen’t have that edge that Hunger games has so I kind of quit in the middle of the second book.
Anyways this one has it all, the thrill, the love, the weird world, the hope and kind of revolutionary spirit.

As always I will link to a proper review from the NY Times.

Gotta get back to reading now!


Ok – now I read both Divergent and insurgent I must say I love them both – better than the Hunger games! I so don’t want to go out in the real world. And I’m really looking forward to the next book (another year oh now).




Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

gigi wenger
September 27, 2012 at 15:36

hey isabelle! i liked this one better than hunger games ;-) if you want another series try james dashner’s the maze runner – a guy’s point of view. i must still be a “young adult/ too – ha ha! and i know what you mean about the autumn dip – i’m in total denial even if it’s dark and chilly and the apples are the best….. our summers just aren’t long enough! hang in there! gigi

Isabelle McAllister
September 30, 2012 at 20:55
– In reply to: gigi wenger

Haha Gigi – cool than we are more old young adults! Will mos def look into the maze runner!

September 27, 2012 at 18:38

vart tog det andra inlägget vägen? läste på google reader och tänkte att jag skulle kommentera för en gångs skull..och så nu var det borta? nåväl. väldigt bra inlägg. känner igen höstdeppet. ta hand om dig, du är awesome! (obs detta är inte sympati, detta är bara en hyllning :)

Isabelle McAllister
September 30, 2012 at 20:57
– In reply to: Linnea

Tack Linnea,
var tvungen att sova på inlägget innan jag la ut det ,-)
Tack för pepp!!

Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag
September 27, 2012 at 19:10

I also liked Divergent better than Hunger Games! I loved it so much, I immediately read it again after I was finished! Here’s the thing: Gale & Peeta — Not Hot. Four? HOT. I loved him! Great male lead!

Isabelle McAllister
September 30, 2012 at 21:21
– In reply to: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

Melissa – i totally agree. Four is so hot. I hope the y will cast him well in the movies. Even tough I feel a bit cougarish saying that. It’s easier to read a young adult book….

October 6, 2012 at 21:23

I started reading the book because I need it to slow my brain. I am in law school and work part time at law firm and the reality of it all was taking its toll. I LOVED the hunger games and when I saw your post proceeded to download it to my kindle.

I started reading it on thursday and My kindle says it’s 98 percent done.

October 6, 2012 at 23:48

Sorry for double posting. I just started the second book and so far so good. I don’t know what it is about tobias but he is truly awesome. I just turn 30 so I don’t know if i qualify as a cougar…

Isabelle McAllister
October 7, 2012 at 10:54
– In reply to: Sue

Sue- great to hear you like it!! The cougar thing is a joke. I mean Tobias just seems like a great guy. Good and kind. Great for all ages to like!
Search for Free four- it’s a chapter written out of Tobias point of view.
Have a great day- isabelle

October 8, 2012 at 08:27

Hehe i know. I finished the second book this morning and I have to agree with you. Better than the hunger games
Isabelle: oh I can’t wait for the next book. So long- another year!

July 19, 2014 at 13:40

Loved the movie.

Isabelle McAllister
July 19, 2014 at 23:20
– In reply to: frank

Oh havnt seen it yet! Shame on me!! Looking forward to it!