Lauren Oliver writes about a very sad world in which love is considered a disease that will kill you. I can’t even imagine a life without feeling love for my children … love for my spouse … love for my friends and family. Love is where true happiness lies. If our society came up with a cure that takes us past feelings … I personally couldn't think of anything scarier.
The premise was good. The story itself was okay. It just seemed a bit slow. Nothing much really happened. I could probably summarize the book in a few sentences. Don’t get me wrong … the story wasn’t terrible … it actually kept me curiously interested and I kept reading until the end, just to find out how it would finish.
Here’s a quick look at what “Divergent” is all about:
When this book very first hit the bookstores, my daughter bought it for me as a birthday present. Being so new, I had not heard much of a buzz so I didn’t have any expectations. Expectations or not … this novel is amazing! It is one of those books that kept me up late into the night reading. If I was to simply say it was story about the life of black maids in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960's, I would be doing it a disservice. The author succeeds in showing that we are more alike than we realize. This book shows the triumph of the human spirit. Thanks Kassie for giving me “The Help“.
Here’s a quick look at what “The Help” is all about: