Who Saw the Movie Divergent?

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  1. yellowdaisies

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    Your questions are basically answered in the third book.

    This trilogy is really like one LONG book. There is no passage of time between installments; the next book just picks up where the previous one left off.
     
  2. Kat53

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    While I really liked the first book, somewhat liked the second book, I HATED the third book because I felt like she didn't answer those questions. Or perhaps she attempted to but to me it felt like the whole third book was a cop-out. I really wish I didn't feel that way because I liked Divergent, so I'm reading the series again to see if it changes my mind. I was so mad reading the third book that maybe I missed some important details.;)
     
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    I did feel somewhat cheated in the answers, but she did technically answer them...lol.

    I didn't like the third book nearly as much as the first, but I didn't hate it as much as others do.

    I just finished "The Fault in Our Stars"...wow. Can't wait to see that movie.
     
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    I loved The Fault in Our Stars! Finished it in one sitting.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the planet who didn't like Fault in Our Stars. I thought it was so boring. I got 30 pages in and decided I wasn't wasting anymore time!
     
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    I read the whole thing, and enjoyed it, I just didn't think it was amazing the way many of my friends and students did. It felt like young adult fiction to me, which is what it is, but I like it when it's harder to tell because of the quality of the writing. I felt like the author was trying too hard to take an old Lurlene McDaniel story and make the characters super cool and modern. Maybe because I spend so much time with teenagers, but none of it felt real to me. The best part are the perspective and the thoughts of the narrator, and I don't know how that will translate to film.
     
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    I didn't like it either! I read it for book club and I couldn't believe everyone raved about it.

    I also have tried numerous times to get through the Book Thief, which everyone also raves about and just haven't been able to do it. I think it's incredibly boring!

    I really liked the first Divergent book, but didn't care for the other two in the series. I don't think I'll be seeing the movie.
     
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    This is one of the things I love about teaching middle school...conversations about books and comparing book lists. I've had quite a few students the past two years who have preferred a book to its movie version. My kids are obsessed with this trilogy right now...and the Matched and Maze Runner trilogies. I'm a bit of a fanatic about young adult lit myself. I've read them all.
     
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    The Book Thief took me forever to read!!

    I liked The Fault in Our Stars, but I did not love it like most people. The book within a book annoyed me.
     
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    Easily 80% of the reading I do during the school year is YA Lit--love it. My students always help me build my reading list; I'm forever picking up their independent reading books off of their desks, reading the backs and asking them about their recommendations. I haven't read the Matched series, but it's on my list!
     

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