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November's Reading Power Book Club: Divergent

Posted by Reading Power from Cardiff - Published on 01/11/2013 at 10:16
5 comments » - Tagged as Creative Writing, Topical

  • Divergent

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, they say.

We say, Divergent, Divergent, the book of November!

That's right November's Reading Power Book Club selection is the so-hot-right-now Divergent by Veronica Roth

It's so-hot-right-now because loads of people are tipping it to be the next Hunger Games (our first ever Reading Power Book no less!). It's also hitting cinema screens in spring next year and will star Kate Winslet from that film about a sinking ship.

Like The Hunger Games it's a trilogy and it's all dystopian and stuff...

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

So there you go, this month's Reading Power Book Club selection is Divergent by Veronica Roth. You don't have to buy the book, just take a trip to your local library and borrow one for free. Once you've read it come back here and post your thoughts in the comments section below.

If you have already read it, please share your views on the book and let's get the discussion going!

The Reading Power Book Club is an online book club for young people in Cardiff and involves Reading Power, Cardiff Libraries, Cardiff Council, TheSprout and you!

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If you have any suggestions for future selections or would simply like to share what you're reading at the moment then click below.

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5 CommentsPost a comment

Hope

Commented 30 months ago - 1st November 2013 - 12:24pm

Aww I love this series! I finished the final book in the series, Allegiant, last week! I think it's a great series, I love the characters and how they are developed throughout the trilogy. It's dramatic and emotional. I think it's a must-read for anyone who's into books such as The Hunger Games, The Uglies series, the Gone series and other young adult fiction books about dystopian worlds.

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 30 months ago - 1st November 2013 - 16:17pm

I finished the last book , Allegiant, the day it came out and cried so much! They are a really great series of books and I love them so much. If you like the Hunger Games and other dystopian fiction novels you must read them! One of my favourite trilogies. I'm thinking of posting a review of Allegiant soon so if you've read Divergent then please read it :)

CR3ATIV3

CR3ATIV3

Commented 30 months ago - 1st November 2013 - 16:40pm

I finished Allegiant two days after it came out. There's quite a big plot twist which literally blew my mind. I cried so much, I think everyone should read the books, and watch the films when they come out.
I'm really excited for the films because Veronica is playing an extra so she'll make sure it'll be good!

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 30 months ago - 1st November 2013 - 18:35pm

I can't wait for the films but I don't know if I'll be able to watch it without crying about......you know what I mean! I re-watched the trailer and very nearly cried again. I'm so sad. Some people may think it's silly to cry over a book and to mourn over fiction but I don't think it's silly. Let me have my reaction to my favourite trilogy ending. And that ending killed me!

JustNotNormal

JustNotNormal

Commented 30 months ago - 13th November 2013 - 20:21pm

Oh I love this book too much.

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