Welcome! We are now on the letter D in our Blogging Through the Alphabet series. I am so glad that you have stopped by! I am here with co-hosts Kirsten from DoodleMom’s Homeschooling Life and DaLynn from Biblical Womanhood. We have had so much fun sharing these last few weeks with you and look forward to spending a whole bunch more as we continue with the alphabet!
This week is the letter D. I have been thinking about this one for a little while. I could continue with my theme of children’s picture books and tell you all about Dr. Seuss, so I could branch out and tell you about my love for Divergent. I want to talk about both, but I know I should focus on one, so this week let’s talk about Divergent!
Divergent is one of those YA books that captures my attention. It is one where I fell in love with the characters and story. One that continues on for another two books after the first (unless you count a fourth book, called Four), and I just couldn’t get enough. It is also one that came out as a movie.
Divergent, if you have not heard of it, is set in a dystopian world where all people can be grouped into one of five fractions, Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful) or Erudite (the intelligent). Once a year, all the 16-year-olds must select the fraction they will live in for the rest of their lives.
During this series, we follow the main character, Beatrice (Tris), as she faces challenges she never knew existed. She picks between herself and her family when choosing her fraction and deals with an extra secret as well.
I was drawn into Tris’ story. I wanted to root for her, but at other times I wanted to yell at her. This was a book that I was literally in at times. The movie was ok, but the book was one that was hard to set down. There was action for the guys, and it wasn’t too bad that even the girls could get into it. There was romance for the girls, but it wasn’t to lovey-dovey, so the guys could follow it as well.
I had Moe Man read this after me. He didn’t want to say much about it, but he also didn’t want to set it down. He was more into the movie, and I was fine with that, as long as he had read the book first, and being the homeschool mom I am, I had him compare and contrast the two!
Have you read Divergent? Have your children? Have you seen the movie? Which was better, in your opinion and your child’s?
I am also linking this post up to the Homeschool Blog Link Up from over at Homeschool Crew Review. Stop by and check out the other homeschool blogs and add your post as well!