Experiencing the Divergent Series in Digital Formats

Divergent is the first novel made by Veronica Roth, an American author. The novel is the story of a dystopian society which divides its citizens into five factions – Abnegation, Candor, Dauntless, Erudite, and Amity. The faction of a person is determined based on an aptitude exam taken when one reaches the age of 16. The five factions are based on virtues: the Abnegation values selflessness, Candor values honesty, Dauntless values bravery, Erudite values knowledge, and Amity values peace. Those who fail to get into the factions’ initiation end up being factionless, or those who are basically homeless and poor.

The novel is written in the perspective of Beatrice Prior, an abnegation-born girl who has one brother named Caleb. Beatrice is determined to be a Divergent – one who has no specific virtue that dominates her – and the examiner said she is fit for Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite. In the choosing ceremony, she chooses Dauntless, where she eventually becomes known as Tris. Here she meets her instructor, Four, and several other co-initiates. She becomes close to some of her fellow initiates (Al, Christina, and Will), and eventually develops an intimate relationship with Four, who turns out to be the Abnegation-born Tobias Eaton, son of Marcus Eaton, an Abnegation political leader. After they pass the third stage of the initiation process, the entire Dauntless compound become sleep-walking soldiers caused by a serum injected to them. This forces them to follow commands from Jeanine Matthews, a leader of Erudite. That night, the Dauntless killed Abnegation leaders and citizens, but Tris and Four are able to resist the serum because of their divergence, and together, they are able to stop the simulation that controls the Dauntless. Tris’ parents dies in combat. When the killings are over, Tris, Four, and some members of the Abnegation go to Amity to seek temporary shelter while they are plotting their next moves for the “traitor” Dauntless.

Divergent is followed by two other books – Insurgent and Allegiant. The books are available in audiobook format, allowing readers to appreciate the story more by hearing the lines firsthand from the characters.

Futuristic Action from the Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins is not the first author who places the action in the future, nor is it one that imagines a world totalitarian. The fact that the trilogy was written in the first person allows us to come into direct contact with Katniss Everdeen, it is one that we are presented only in a harsh light, yet real. She does not ask us to love, there is a second voice to apologize for wilderness, the way they live, almost brutal to be. It’s just her, her family, present tense and one concern: we must put food on the family table now consists only sister, her mother and a hideous cat that tried to drown useless in the past.

The theme of the novel emerges from the beginning: an incredible desire to protect and survive. The irony is that although Katniss finally turns blue jay mocking, that is not its purpose. What may seem like a final victory is in reality a victory curtailed because Katniss devoted failed its most important mission.

Short brief: we are the future, where the current America is divided into 12 districts, each having something specific to it. There is also a Capitol, a kind of favorite headquarters where life is sweet and without worries.

Because a devastating riot cleaved America 74 years ago, a whole district was eradicated from the face of the Earth as a lesson for future generations – District 13 – and the remaining 12 were required to pay an annual tribute consisting a boy and a girl randomly drawn from among young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Innocent youngsters basically to be sent to the arena ruthless and dangerous Hunger Games in order to kill each other until only one remains standing. As a reward, the winner gets a house and money for life and will live like a rich man in the midst of poverty district where it belonged. As further proof of generosity from the Capitol, the population of the district won the first supplementary food packages every month throughout the year.

Although the two film adaptations to date quite accurately reproduce the action of the first two volumes, can not fully play the heroine Katniss psychological nature. Missing inner dialogues as outlined in the book, which really helps us to know and understand his actions and inner turmoil. You will see that love life occupies a relatively small part of her thoughts, to the dismay of some, I suppose.

“The Hunger Games” is a book of love, but not in the traditional sense. Discover the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins audio format for a special price.

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