Mar 27, 2015

Review: Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy

Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy
Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy by Leah Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My thoughts:

I love books like this that have different authors direct the original texts with their psychological break downs and their ideas of how the Divergent books relate to modern day thinking, how something like this could happen, why it may be possible, what in our own minds pulls us so strongly to the books. Let's face it, many of these books hit close to home and scare the shit out of us as far as what the future may hold, and the reality of how much of this "fiction" is actually present today, and being accepted. I was given this book to provide an hinest opinion of.

I read the different author's opinions and expansions in the story and so many times they clarify or out in words what I was trying to unsuccessfully think completely think through along with pointing out many angles that make me realize "oh, yes I see that too now."

I love the fact that the writers in this book have some insight into what they are discussing as far as dissecting the different elements / social make up, psychology of fear, etc. I loved the original Roth trilogy and even like the movies. It always amazes me how governments use tech or fear to overcome their citizens, but this has happened throughout history one way oe another forever. SCARY.

Love the insight and the opinions of others. This book is a great companion after reading the Divergent Trilogy to get your thinking juices flowing.

Book description:

Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers. In Divergent Thinking, YA authors explore even more of Tris and Tobias’ world, including:

� What Divergent’s factions have in common with one of psychology’s most prominent personality models
� The biology of fear: where it comes from and how Tris and the other Dauntless are able to overcome it
� Full-page maps locating all five faction headquarters and other series landmarks in today’s Chicago, based on clues from the books
� Plus a whole lot more, from why we love identity shorthand like factions to Tris’ trouble with honesty to the importance of choice, family, and being brave

With a dozen smart, surprising, mind-expanding essays on all three books in the trilogy, Divergent Thinking provides a companion fit for even the most Erudite Divergent fan.

Contributor list:

Elizabeth Wein
Maria V. Snyder and Jenna Snyder
V. Arrow
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Mary Borsellino
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Debra Driza
Julia Karr
Dan Krokos
Elizabeth Norris
Janine K. Spendlove
Blythe Woolston

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