LA Times Says 'Insurgent' is Not Just For Kids

We agree LA Times!   The Divergent Series is more than just a teen book.  Just like 'The Hunger Games' Triolgy, and 'The Twilight Saga', more YA genre books that are crossing over to adult audiences.

There's no questioning the impact of "The Hunger Games." Its success has given birth to an explosion of dystopian young adult literature that invariably unfolds in some environmentally compromised, governmentally bizarre future version of the United States. The more successful books in the genre rearrange society in ways that are unfamiliar and inventively oppressive, creating a perfect petri dish for young heroines to rise up against their circumstances in ways that not only reveal their inner strengths but lead to romance.

It's an alluring formula that's propelled countless formerly unknown, and oftentimes young, authors to the top of bestseller lists, including Veronica Roth with her debut novel, "Divergent," which was picked up for publishing when Roth was in college and has since been optioned by Summit Entertainment, makers of the "Twilight" films. In the kickoff to the "Divergent" trilogy, published last May, a 16-year-old named Tris leaves her family to join a group that better suits her adventurous and questioning nature. Everyone in this fenced-in Chicago landscape is personality tested and forced to choose among five different factions that most closely match their values. Abnegation is for the selfless and Dauntless for the brave. Amity is peaceful, Candor is ruthlessly honest and Erudite prizes knowledge above all else.


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