The Divergent Series: Sometimes life isn't fair!

The Divergent series, by Veronica Roth, has been compared in scope, theme and even success to the recently epic 'Hunger Games' Series.Both feature a feisty, capable and conflicted young woman thrown into situations far beyond the pale of our 'real' society ideas of normal, fair or ethical....more

Divergent: Why Is Post-Apocalyptic Chicago So Full of White People?

So I saw Divergent. Divergent takes place in a post-horrible-war Chicago. As of the 2010 Census, Chicago's population was about 32% non-Hispanic white folks, about 33% African Americans, and the other third from a variety of other racial and ethnic backgrounds. ...more
And the fact that in the books, some of the main supporting characters are black~ I think the ...more

Brief defense of Divergent

In Defense of Divergent Well the newest fad in Young Adult Literature is officially underway with it's movie coming out last Friday. Divergent by Veronica Roth is a book set in...wait for it... a dystopian future that kinda, sorta, really sucks. Society has been divided into groups, each with a different purpose and job and the protagonist is a spunky, proactive young woman who defies the rules of this controlling society. Is this sounding familiar to anyone else? Oh YEA! That Hunger Games thing.......more

Book Review: Divergent Trilogy