Divergent – The movie

The other day, mum and I went to the cinemas and saw Divergent. As we were both huge fans of the books, we couldn’t wait for the movie to hit the big screens so we can watch the words we have fallen in love with take over the world. I think it is safe to say, mum and I both loved the movie and are desperate to see it again.

For me, my favourite part of the whole movie was the cast. It was done so well in comparison to the book and I thought they couldn’t have chosen anyone better. Shailene Woodley starred as Tris Prior and I think that she was a perfect choice. Theo James (Four), Ansel Elgort (Caleb Prior) and Miles Teller (Peter) all starred in male leads in the film and I think they portrayed their characters perfectly.

The loyalty to the book was pretty on par for a book to movie transition. It wasn’t as full on as the book is but still had a certain charm that the book contained. The movie had quotes from the book and didn’t create entirely new scenes. Fans of the book trilogy by Veronica Roth will not be disappointed by the movie.

However, this movie isn’t just a hit amongst the book fans, it is a hit amongst everyone. The movie hit the box office hard making millions the day it came out in America. Lions gate has already confirmed three more movies in the trilogy, Insurgent in 2015 and Allegiant part one and two in 2016 and 2017. Reviews have been very positive about the movie so I would definitely  suggest going to watch it, whether you have read the book or not.

💕ash

I loved the movie Divergent and not only because I am a fan of the book but because it is a style of genre I get excited about. As Ash mentioned, the movie is true to the book, more so than other movies we have seen. However, I think I may be a little bias in my memory as I wanted the two to be identical. I have read mixed reviews about this movie.

The story is based around Tris Prior, a young girl who finds out she is a divergent and needs to learn to handle her unique status. She meets and falls in love with Four, played by Theo James and together they fight to win freedom for themselves and others living in their community.

It is an action packed adventure storyline and will keep you glued to the screen through out. The physical violence between young men and women is a little hard to watch at times but that is partly the basis of the story.

A highly recommend movie from Ash and myself.

cheers natalie

Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

I am constantly amazed at how much Ashlea and I have in common. She has been bugging me to read the ‘Divergent” series by Veronica Roth as she said I would love, love, love it. So I picked up the first book and WOW – yes I love it so much I have just completed the second book – “Insurgent”, and will begin on the final tomorrow. 

Divergent is set in a time when people were segregated into factions – 5 factions in total. Each faction is ruled by what they value most:

Abnegation – values selflessness

Amity – Peace

Candor – honesty

Erudite – knowledge

Dauntless – bravery

The main character Beatrice (or Tris ) is tested to see which faction she should spend her adult years growing with but Beatrice’s test result are inconclusive as she holds 3 out of the 5 factions values. Tris is known as a Divergent. The novel follows the life of Tris as she moves from Abnegation to Dauntless, all her ups and downs and introduces a love by the name of ‘Four’. 

Veronica Roth has managed to capture the reader into this unusual world with very believable storyline. She draws you in, making you relate to each character – whether it be love or loath them, and she makes it difficult to put the book down. Divergent won the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2011 and well deserved. 

If I had to compare the ‘Divergent’ series to others on the market, I would say it has a similar flow to ‘The Hunger Games’ books. 

Loved it Ash, thanks for introducing me to another series I am hooked on. 

cheers natalie 

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Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first instalment of a three piece series. In Divergent we follow the story of Beatrice “Tris” Prior as she moves throughout the Divergent world. In Divergent there are two main characters, Tris and Tobias “Four” Eaton, as well as several really important secondary characters. 

Divergent is a young adult fiction novel that can be linked to the likes of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner trilogies, two series I highly recommend. As the book has a high level of violence and in some instances, states that violence is necessary, I would definitely advise to keep it away from younger children. 

Veronica Roth is an extremely talented author who has the ability to really play on your emotions thought the entire novel. She has a way to bring characters and a brand new world to life plus get you overly attached to them.  Veronica made me feel as if I was living though the life of the factions with Tris and Four.

In Divergent we witness various different things such as romance, betrayal and violence. The violence comes into play during numerous training scenes and battles but is not portrayed too graphically so it is alright for teenagers. Veronica is great at writing non stereotypical situations and characters so Divergent flows together perfectly with a big difference to other novels. 

As Mum said, I recommended Divergent to her as I had loved the book when I read it. Divergent is a book that is great for people of near all ages, from teen years onwards. Divergent is a great mix of romance, war and fantasy that is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen in March next year. 

see ya Ashlea xxx

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