Divergent

Editorial reviews

Divergent

For that reason, while I wouldn’t recommend it for most adults (unlike the Collins or Westerfeld works), I’d give it a qualified recommendation to teens and pre-teens, qualified in that they’ll almost surely enjoy it, but there are better choices.

For that reason, while I wouldn’t recommend it for most adults (unlike the Collins or Westerfeld works), I’d give it a qualified recommendation to teens and pre-teens, qualified in that they’ll almost surely enjoy it, but there are better choices.

I read Divergent not knowing what to expect. What I found was a fascinating and absorbing novel that draws on not only dystopian fiction, but throws in plenty action, some post-apocalyptic themes, currents of mystery and a splash of romance. I highly recommend it.

Recommended for fans of philosophically oriented science fiction.

Divergent wraps an inventive premise in raw emotion, and the result makes time stand still. In two words: beautifully done.