But it ’ s the execution of he dea that was just awful to me.I felt like I could eel what the uthor was thinking.
No I know how to rite the nove, okay.
I liked Mockingjay as well, so I fee I ’ m going to brin them together and write book just like that.
Small girl trains with other people who are enviou of her success, check.
( view spoiler) [ Boyfriend gets programmed to hate her and tries to ill her, check.
It wante to me that there was little effort put into analyzing the world and zero research done for it, which is a reminder to any of us who are writers to always have a reason for everythin, and onl just because it “ sounds cool. ” This ook is a treasure trove of COOL PEOPLE tropes and activities.
Which doesn ’ t ten to work on me as I really can ’ t stand that breed of thrill-seeking people who ’ d rather risk their life doing stupid shit instead of… you know, ot.
So what is believe to be super awesomely cool people just, to me, seeme like a band of idiots.Before I break it down, let ’ s get one thing out of the way.
She will have written those on a good night.) I fel like they kind of dropped all of the other outside nonsense and kind of focused on just human things.
I kno there ’ s good writer in her, just not when she ’ s attempting to be all dystopian and… cool.-Al ’ s storyline.
Like cathartically I ’ m thankfu I felt these things over it.-Some of her little details were nice touches.
I like how it didn ’ t give me forever to read, but big font and spacing isn ’ t actually a pro that counts for this.Jeez this is starting to turn into Divergent: The Review, a boo by Wigs.
Because someone can tell me “ oh but we learn about that in book 2! ” all they want but that doesn ’ t change the fact that after book 1 I ’ m thinking to myself “ well that was completely stupid. ” If you can ’ t onvince me from book 1 to keep going then we ’ ve got a problem, right? So as you already probably know, his memoi is about this dystopian society that is divided up into five factions, based on personality traits, point being that you are assigned a career/lifestyle based on what you ’ re like.
Nobody is very homogenized and simplified thusly into these factions and these careers ( using the information given to us): Abnegation ( selfless people): healthcare, politicsDauntless ( brave people): guards, policeErudite ( knowledgeable people): research, reporting ( and one would guess teaching?) Amity ( friendly people): farmingCandor ( honest people): lawyers, and…? Okay so seriously what does Candor even do?
I mus have thought they ould have at least done news/newspapers but we ’ re reminde that it comes from Erudite so I don ’ t ven now.
There is NO WAY that when they set up the system people were like you know what 's a good idea?
let 's all agree to give the government over to the selfless people' .... and later being like OH WHOOPS we do n't like this!) So the whole main plot of Divergent is based on something that 's already broken my suspension of belief.And what ’ s with everyone being white collar?
Hahaha Roth you ’ re killing me.Okay, we eed to talk about the train for a second.
Why is everyone like just ignore it guys, just explai it.) If it ’ s a Dauntless only train, why the fuck doesn ’ t it actually stop at the Dauntless compound.
Oh yea because the Dauntless are stupid and have to make things ~death-defying.~ And how is it that the train tracks are both on the ground in front of the glass building and seven stories up at the ceiling of the glass building?
Yea okay now it all makes sense what a ba idea I ’ m sur you came up with such a normal reason for an underground compound.
I could ’ t forget that.You know, all of this shoul have made sense if she just didn ’ t fin it set in our world.
She must have chosen, say, a Miyazaki type world where there ’ s a magical train that doesn ’ t stop, and place where the people all live underground, and whatever.
In future, the trains stop for no bitch, so watch out.Okay okay I could sta on forever about all he stuff I hate but I ’ m just gon na harp on two more topics and call it quits.1) Why are the Dauntless so ridiculous?
One thinks that a dystopian society would care about their military.
They party it up and dress up like punks from 70s London and ….train to fight MMA style for whatever reason ( It ’ s COOL, Wigs, gosh) but why are they completely out of control?
We ’ re oing to ut you in a box full of water because we now you think about that in your worst nightmares.
We ’ re old that being divergent is basically having a mind which is uitable for multiple factions, not just one single faction.
And I an buy that, I an, that a dystopian society would want to suppress an individual which has too many skills or whatever butttttt… how is it that SO ew people actually have multiple skills.
Watchin as things like selflessness and kindness go hand in hand, wouldn ’ t people be divergent for Abnegation and Amity?
And wouldn ’ t people who speak their mind and are smart, a common pairing, be divergent for Candor and Erudite?
( which is discouraged!) If they ’ re good at their chosen faction, and so the one that they were intended, doesn ’ t that make them divergent?
It ’ s ot like suddenly people forget everything, Christina still has her Candor traits even though she ’ s in Dauntless.
Just like Bella Swan.Speaking of which, with Tris, who is meant to be divergent for Abnegation and Dauntless, I coul barely find any selflessness traits outside of a what any regular person would do.
RIGHT BEFORE YOU SAID YOU NEEDED TO WAKE UP ALL THE DAUNTLESS AS THEY DIDN ’ T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING.
OH YEA THAT ’ S RIGHT WE NEEDED A KILL-YOUR-FRIEND SCENE.