Divergent Series

Over the weekend I completed the Divergent series (working through my reading list!!). I cried so much. The last book was incredibly emotional, but the first is definitely the best.

I love how it explores the true meaning of being selfless/ selfish and clearly displays our corrupt human nature that can’t be corrected – even through genetic manipulation. It’s a beautiful, realistic, tragic story.

The series also demonstrates the nature of true love. You choose who you love!! Thank you, Veronica Roth, for saying this!! I feel like this concept is so important, yet no one teaches it!

I used to think that when people fell in love, they just landed where they landed, and they had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that’s true of beginnings, but it’s not true of this, now.

I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me. – Allegiant

I really can’t decide if I like it better than Hunger Games. I would say it’s more intense and more instructional. Divergent exposes the depth of the faults of our human nature and teaches how to overcome our selfish, cruel nature. Even those who are supposed to be perfect struggle to be good against their human nature. However, they both show what happens to a society that no longer values life.

So that’s all I’m going to say on the matter. I don’t feel like being too controversial 🙂

Read, cry, enjoy, discuss!