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Divergent not just another Hunger Games


By Dominique Malone

White Station High School

The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth puts a twist onto our normal world. Roth eloquently combines love, deceit, jealousy, rage, life, death, and so much more into three simple books.

Roth starts the story off with describing a normal girl and a normal childhood but then we are put into her world of five factions. Being born into Abnegation, the main character has learned selflessness.

However, she has always felt like she didn’t belong. Then comes the most important day of her young life. This is the day when she must decide, at 16 years of age, what her future will be. What will she decide? The main character’s choice will transform her. But, will it be for the better? Or will it be for the worst?

Veronica Roth applies a carefully tangled web that encases you into their world. She skillfully designs the five factions of Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, and Candor to reflect the main personalities of humans to keep them balanced. Abnegation meaning those whose represent selflessness and sacrifice. Dauntless represents the daring, brave and courageous. Erudite conveys those who yearn to learn and to gain as much knowledge that can fit into their brain. Amity shows those who are peaceful and happy and who wish to live in a state of tranquility. Last but not least, Candor portrays those who are honest but can definitely be brutal with their honesty.

This book series captures your action and holds it. Not only is it a bestseller, but it is also being made into a major motion picture with the help of Veronica Roth. She puts an unbelievable twist on these endings; however, she keeps a subtle concept throughout. Will you be “Dauntless” enough to read it? The choice is up to you, but don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity.



4 comments on “Divergent not just another Hunger Games

  1. Timothy Richmond
    March 12, 2014

    I agree with this article very much and I enjoyed it. Thanks for writing it. It was very well-written and held my attention. When I read the first book I couldn’t wait to read the second and the third. I could visualize each part of the story and I’m so glad that it will be a movie like so many other great books. In my opinion Divergent is better than Hunger Games though both are very well-written dystopian novels.

    P.S. Would it be alright if I used this article for my website, ?

    • theteenappeal
      March 13, 2014

      We’d love if you used it on your website, with attribution.

      Looks like you all are doing some cool things at Craigmont! 🙂

      Elle Perry

  2. Pingback: [Book Review] The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth | The Grand Shuckett

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