Book to Movie: Divergent by Veronica Roth

If you are like me, you love when one of your favorite movies is turned into a book. If you are also like me, you are hesitant to watch the movie because you don't know if the movie is going to do the book justice. At some point, you have to rip off the band-aid and just watch the movie. 

Title: Divergent
By: Veronica Roth
Genre: Dystopian
Book Rating: ★★★★☆
Movie Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

 In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Review: I gave both the book and the movie the same rating. I liked them both a lot, but they weren't on my favorite list. I think the movie did the book justice in this case and think that anyone would love to watch the unique way the author portrayed a dystopian world... especially now, when the world feels like its falling apart at the seems. 


  1. I agree that this movie did the book justice. Unfortunately, I stopped watching the movies when I heard that they were never going to make the final one!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I don't think the next two movies were really worth watching anyway, so you didn't miss much. Thanks for stopping by.