Mar 12, 2014

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Hate the book/Love the Movie

This has never happened to me before. I mean, has it ever happened to you?!

That was an inside joke with my aunt, but the question still stands. Have you ever hated a book but loved the movie adaptation? I have a feeling this is exactly what’s going to happen with Divergent. Maybe hate is too strong a word. How about strongly dislike?

Divergent Book cover

I read the book. I reread the book. My opinion on this book did not change. I was almost bored. I loved the premise behind the story, the characters and their interaction. I’m a huge fan of post-apocalyptic worlds. This book just moved sooooo slowly. I felt that everything was almost explained instantly, or not explained at all, and then you were suddenly reminded that there were characters and a story playing out. It was frustrating. To me, there was potential that simply was not met.

I read this book because it was recommended to me. I’m only one person, though. The two other people who read this book and the second one (which they told me was slower than the first, so I decided to not torture myself) LOVED this book. I am so not about that life. They tried to convince me. Which is the reason I reread it. It didn’t work.

I finished the book. I liked Tris and Four. I did like the different factions. I just wish that I wanted to finish the book. I wish it didn’t feel like a chore…But it did. Then I heard that the movie based on the book was coming out, and I shook my head. Beautiful Creatures, to me, was a good story, although it too had it’s slow moments. The movie just didn’t do quite so well.

Shailene Woodley, Theo James in Divergent

However, that movie also didn’t have sexy as sin Theo James playing a lead character. I happen to also be a fan of Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris. Major points for the movie version! Maybe my initial reaction was a little premature. I checked out the trailer. Yes to it all! I can see that despite my intense loathing dislike for the book’s relentlessly slow pace, the movie version will be sharp and quick. Great fight scenes, and shirtless Theo James (can we talk about how absolutely gorgeous his lips are?).

I’m actually looking forward to seeing the movie. Hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint. Have you read the Divergent books? Are you looking forward to the movie? Here’s the trailer, just in case I’ve piqued your interest.


  1. I haven’t read the book yet, but usually when I read the book first I am let down by the movie 🙂
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    • This is usually the case with me as well. Don’t even get me started on comic book movies! I think this time, the movie will surpass my opinion of the book, though.

  2. I have this book sitting in my kindle because so many recommended it to me, I’ll have to read it and find out if I like it or not and share with you =) hah
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    • Hahaha! Three of us decided to read it based ob another person’s recommendation. So you could say 2 out of 3 recommend it! Go ahead and please let me know what you think!

  3. I think I’m one of the few people who actually liked book 3! I’m intrigued by the movies, but still probably not going to see it in the theater…(I usually only end up at 1 or 2 movies per year, so that’s not out of the ordinary). I will see it though if I have a chance/once I can rent it! There are so many cliffhangers though that I could see the movie being a little frustrating until #2 and #3 come out!!
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    • That’s my problem with any movie based on trilogies or series. There will always be a cliffhanger moment, and then you have to wait a year or more for the next one to come out!

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