Team A is embarking on a new series called Shelf Love where they read a book and review it. They are currently interested in books that have been made in movies and are comparing the similarities and differences between the two and sharing their thoughts. This will become a regular series on the blog!
The first series they decided to tackle is the four novel, young adult fiction series of Divergent by Veronica Roth. They just finished the first book in the series titled Divergent. The first main installment in the series tells the story of Beatrice Prior, a teenager who lives in a post-apocalyptic Chicago in which society has been divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Beatrice, a member of Abnegation, transfers to Dauntless at the age of 16, takes the new name Tris in the process, and forms a romantic relationship with a fellow Abnegation transfer, Tobias Eaton. As she eases herself into her new home, Tris slowly uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to tear the balance of the faction system.
After finishing the book, a few members of Team A wanted to share some of their thoughts with you!
Q: What we liked about the book?
A: It was very good. It was interesting and intense.
Q: What we liked about the movie?
A: It was interesting. Robbie liked the movie better. Brittany liked the book better.
Q: What did you not like about the book?
A: The book didn’t have much detail. Robbie didn’t like the main character.
Q: What did you not like about the movie?
A: It left out important details that happened in the book.
Q: What would you rate the book?
A: Brittany would rate the book 5/5. Robbie rated the book 2/5.
Q: What would you rate the movie?
A: Brittany rated the movie 5/5. Robbie rated the movie 4/5.
Q: Is there anything else you want to add?
A: We love reading a book and then watching the movie!
Thanks for reading our review and thoughts of the book! Stay tuned for us to read more of the books in the series!