Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant) has all the makings of a new superhit, and from the looks of how the Shailene Woodley starrer Divergent has fared at the box office, I guess when the last 2 books are adapted for the silver screen, they too will be a huge success for Summit Entertainment.
The books, however, seem to be a repeat of the dystopian future that we have often seen visited and revisited in the last few years in a dozen or so books/movies. The female protagonist, Beatrice, seems to be a direct copy off the Hunger Games trilogy, but there’s no love triangle playing out in Roth’s trilogy. The premise is the same, where the protagonist is unaware of the world she lives in and is on a path of discovery that will take her, and us readers, to new places. But one thing that cannot be denied to Roth is the way she handles the story, the first book at least.
There will be no spoilers in this review, but the first book is where the story really takes off. The last 2 books are just a continuation, and as such, do not seem too interesting. But we need to see where all of this is going, and what happens in the end, and hopefully, that will keep the readers hooked on to the books till the end.