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Divergent Series Box Set (books 1-4 plus World of Divergent)

by Veronica Roth (Author)

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Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four by Veronica Roth

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I purchased this series to read while I was on vacation, and I read all three books plus the short stories in 6 days. It was really good to say the least, I loved both the story-line and the writing. The book was very similar to the movie, the book just added more depth. This is a story of future world, the history and where exactly the book take place is revealed in the third book Allegiant. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors divide into five factions based on their dispositions. Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity for the peaceful; Candor for the honest; Erudite for the intellectual; and Dauntless for the brave. Every year all 16 year old adolescents must take an aptitude test that describes what faction they are best suited for. However, they still have free will can they can decide to follow the tests results or choose a new faction. Each faction has an initiation and if the initiates do not complete the initiation they become "Factionless" and live in poverty on the streets.
Divergent begins with the main character Beatrice "Tris" Prior taking her aptitude test and getting inconclusive results, making her what is called Divergent. She has aptitude for Abnegation (her families faction), Erudite, and Dauntless. When choosing day comes she makes the hard decision to leave her family and joins Dauntless. The book surrounds her initiation into Dauntless. At the end of Divergent one of the factions tries to overthrow the system and destroy the Abnegation faction. Because Tris is Divergent she is able to resist the mind control and fights for Abnegations survival. At the end of the book Abnegation is damaged but not destroyed and Tris is on the run.
Insurgent picks up where Divergent ends, Tris and her companions go to Amity to hide, but must soon leave to join the revolution and protect the Dauntless and the Abnegation. This book follows the revolution and the discovery of the cities history that has been suppressed. At the end of the book the secret is revealed with mixed reactions from the citizens.
Allegiant pick ups same as Insurgent did, however the difference is that it is told from two points of view, Tris and Five's. This change in writing style confused me, by the end of the book I understood it.
The short stories are all about Five and his initiation. They were ok, but I didn't have to read them, and I didn't feel that they gave me any extra insight into his character.
As I said before I couldn't put these books down, they are formulaic of many of the YA novels out right now, but they were still really good, and as bonus the ending surprised me, I did not see it coming. That is rare for me, I read so often that it is hard for a book ending to surprise me. I admit I cried, I'm not telling if it was from joy or sadness though, I wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone else. This was a really easy book to get caught up in I truly came to love all the characters even the unlikable ones, such as Peter.
I think this book explores a lot of themes, personal and socially One theme I can see is when a child must choose to become an adult and leave the nest and the anxiety and fear that goes along with that. A social theme that I think most emphasized is that categorizing and discriminating against those that are different will get us nowhere, society will fall apart and destruction will result, only when we begin to accept each other and stop discriminating against those that are different can we become a successful society. Do not fear what is different, embrace those differences and realize that your weaknesses maybe someone else's strength and when we embrace rather then reject we become a whole society.
For other book reviews please see my blog: http://adventuresofabibliophile.blogspot.com ( )
  Serinde24 | Aug 17, 2018 |
Best books!! ( )
  Anthony_Perez | May 30, 2018 |
I love these books the whole time I was reading them I never wanted to stop. My parents got a little upset because I was in my room reading so much I didn't come out of my room very much that week. I think any teenager or even adult that enjoys reading should sit down and read these books. ( )
  paityn | Aug 8, 2017 |
The Divergent Series was very interesting. I loved the plot, the story-line, the way it was written. I mean I read all of the book in less than four days, that is when you know it is an amazing series! I really do recommend this series. ( )
  LoganBlairFaircloth | Jun 25, 2016 |
I purchased this series to read while I was on vacation, and I read all three books plus the short stories in 6 days. It was really good to say the least, I loved both the story-line and the writing. The book was very similar to the movie, the book just added more depth. This is a story of future world, the history and where exactly the book take place is revealed in the third book Allegiant. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors divide into five factions based on their dispositions. Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity for the peaceful; Candor for the honest; Erudite for the intellectual; and Dauntless for the brave. Every year all 16 year old adolescents must take an aptitude test that describes what faction they are best suited for. However, they still have free will can they can decide to follow the tests results or choose a new faction. Each faction has an initiation and if the initiates do not complete the initiation they become "Factionless" and live in poverty on the streets.
Divergent begins with the main character Beatrice "Tris" Prior taking her aptitude test and getting inconclusive results, making her what is called Divergent. She has aptitude for Abnegation (her families faction), Erudite, and Dauntless. When choosing day comes she makes the hard decision to leave her family and joins Dauntless. The book surrounds her initiation into Dauntless. At the end of Divergent one of the factions tries to overthrow the system and destroy the Abnegation faction. Because Tris is Divergent she is able to resist the mind control and fights for Abnegations survival. At the end of the book Abnegation is damaged but not destroyed and Tris is on the run.
Insurgent picks up where Divergent ends, Tris and her companions go to Amity to hide, but must soon leave to join the revolution and protect the Dauntless and the Abnegation. This book follows the revolution and the discovery of the cities history that has been suppressed. At the end of the book the secret is revealed with mixed reactions from the citizens.
Allegiant pick ups same as Insurgent did, however the difference is that it is told from two points of view, Tris and Five's. This change in writing style confused me, by the end of the book I understood it.
The short stories are all about Five and his initiation. They were ok, but I didn't have to read them, and I didn't feel that they gave me any extra insight into his character.
As I said before I couldn't put these books down, they are formulaic of many of the YA novels out right now, but they were still really good, and as bonus the ending surprised me, I did not see it coming. That is rare for me, I read so often that it is hard for a book ending to surprise me. I admit I cried, I'm not telling if it was from joy or sadness though, I wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone else. This was a really easy book to get caught up in I truly came to love all the characters even the unlikable ones, such as Peter.
I think this book explores a lot of themes, personal and socially One theme I can see is when a child must choose to become an adult and leave the nest and the anxiety and fear that goes along with that. A social theme that I think most emphasized is that categorizing and discriminating against those that are different will get us nowhere, society will fall apart and destruction will result, only when we begin to accept each other and stop discriminating against those that are different can we become a successful society. Do not fear what is different, embrace those differences and realize that your weaknesses maybe someone else's strength and when we embrace rather then reject we become a whole society.
For other book reviews please see my blog: http://adventuresofabibliophile.blogspot.com ( )
  Serinde24 | Nov 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062352164, Hardcover)

Available together for the first time—all three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, plus the companion volume told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. Perfect for established fans who want to own the full Divergent library or readers new to the series, this box set includes Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection as well as an exclusive Divergent series poster!

Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society."

Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Allegiant: The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers.

Four: A Divergent Collection: A companion volume to the worldwide bestselling Divergent series, told from the perspective of Tobias. The four pieces included—"The Transfer," "The Initiate," "The Son," and "The Traitor"—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers a fascinating glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.

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