By: Veronica Roth
Great book, more appropriate for tweens than Hunger games by FAR!! I am shocked and disappointed by the number of young children ages 8-13 who are reading the hunger games. It is not only violent but they type of violence is un matched in a child’s mind. Divergent is a much better choice, it is Violent but not to the same extent as the hunger games.
Loved it!! Really good! This book made me smile from ear to ear, and I am in LOVE with Four... :P The content in nothing that would shock a middle schooler, and the violence wasnt that bad either. Really super good, please read!!
Good story ruined by endless violence. My 11 year old read Divergent just before I did for a moms and daughters book club and I found the violence really disturbing. Its the first book that I wish she hadn't read, and I wish I hadn't either. It does have a great story and I can understand how a teen would get wrapped up in the characters and the action. But I felt beaten down by the endless fist fights, blood, deaths and death threats, (including gun violence,knives and kidnapping and child abuse), and in the end watching friends and family get shot and killed in a bloodbath/war scene. There isn't enough sci-fi to it to make it 'other worldly' violence, the characters and situations are too real world. I have never read adult fiction with so much violence in it. Read chapter 30 onwards to get an idea.