my take: This has been on and off my to-read pile for a long time. I was excited about it when I first heard about it and then just wasn’t in the mood for it. When I finally pulled it off the pile, I read it in two sittings (into the wee hours).
A strong heroine (flawed but triumphant), a hunky leading man (tough and kind), and all sorts of evil brewing in the post-apocolyptic world (Chicago!)make this a little formulaic AND also a fun read. I watched the movie on a trans-Atlantic flight … very good representation of the book and a fun guilty pleasure.
A couple book chicks gave the suggestion to read it with the idea of looking for which quadrant you the reader would belong. That was somewhat helpful … I wonder if the point of the book is that we are all kind of divergent.
my source: first heard about it at The Book Shelf in Madeira, Ohio whilst visiting my daughter. I asked the owner what YA she would recommend. That was almost a year ago …
my verdict: good read