Honestly, reading all those praising reviews gives you no information at all. you learn the most from critical reviews, such as this one. Divergent is a book about a girl, who, as you may know, choses recklessness and violence above a peaceful structured life with her family. for a start, you barely get to know your characters. they remain very flat, don't ever show a deep feeling and stay on the very surface of human thoughts. Beatrice, who chose to change her name to Tris( no one knows why) is a girl who was brought up in a loving, selfless family, but then chooses to go to another 'faction'. out of all, she (obviously) chooses the one where most things happen, where she gets tattooed, pierced and who knows what else. Suicide is a constant topic in the book, murder, war and death. I mean, come on, she just goes around doing things not a single normal teen would do, without even feeling anything about it. correct me if i'm wrong, but Tris Prior is not exactly a very good role model. Getting injected with a fluid and going in a mind-trip, looks a lot like drugs to me, just saying.
If you read the writing tips on the last few pages of a certain copy, Veronica Roth states that you have to write and not think about it. I say: Obviously not. I knew from the very first lines that she hadn't thought about much. I started reading this book after i had read "The fault in our stars" by John Green (Which is a wonderful book for young adults), i started of totally prejudice-less (if that's even a word), but quickly enough, i got the idea that i wouldn't like the ending. There are some good things about the book to, though they are not the thing i want to talk about. If you want to prove me wrong, go read the book, i highly advice you to do so, it'll show you whata badly written book is, and you'll value the good books even more. Sorry veronica Roth, This book was not my cup of tea.