I will be the first to admit that i hadn't heard of the books until the trailer for the film came out and saw that Theo James was in it, if your British you might remember that he was in the Sky Living show Bedlam and also the Inbetweeners movies and of course Shailene Woodley was in the Secret Life of the American Teenager.
I couldn't stop reading the book and i think i read in about 6hrs non stop, i kept hearing people compare it to the Hunger Games and i can see the similarities but i didn't like the Hunger Games i found the story line barbaric and just didn't enjoy the whole concept, but with Divergent i really enjoyed it.
I don't want to give to much away about the film but if you have read the book you will know what happens. Obviously they have changed it a bit so it flows better on the big screen but the basics are still there. Beatrice Prior (Woodley) takes the test like the other teenagers to determine what faction she belongs in, does she belong in Abnegation with her family or does she belong in one of the other factions. The results of the test reveals that she is Divergent she doesn't fit in just one faction. At the choosing ceremony she chooses Dauntless, the warriors where they are trained to fight and defend the city. When Tris enters the Dauntless compound she meets one of the instructors Four (James) and begins the brutal training to become a member of Dauntless or end up factionless. Whilst she is training she must keep her Divergent status hidden other wise she will be killed by the people who want rid of the Divergent who are uncontrollable by people like Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) who wants power over everyone.
I loved the film and it didn't really change much from the book, it kept as close as i possibly could, we see the relationship between Tris and Four, we see the brutal training Tris under gos as well as the bullying by Peter (Miles Teller) who is determined to be top of the class as well as the friendship between Tris and Christina (Zoe Kravitz).
I still have the last book to read in the series and will be stating it soon, I can't wait to see how it all ends. I suggest that you read the book before the film, but you won't be disappointed it is a brilliant series.
The film is directed by Neil Burger and also stars Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn.
The film is out in the UK on the 4th April
What did everyone else think of Divergent?