Book Love: Divergent

So I’ve been trying to write a blog post for the last 3 hours. The problem isn’t a lack of stuff, pictures, etc. I’ve got projects that I want to share, it’s just that my mind has been taken over and I am giddy and in love. I sat down to type out a crafty post but I couldn’t stop thinking of the book I finished a few days ago. Divergent. Have you heard of  it. It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It struck me hard and I feel like a stupid teenager in love who can’t stop thinking of that boy. My sister borrowed it from the library and had another week left so she told me to read it. I did and I’m obsessed. So despite all attempts at sharing my own creativity I must share someone else’s.

It’s no secret that I am a Young Adult Fiction fanatic. Ahem, ahem and ahem. I’m not a person that easily names her favorite this or that. If forced I normally say The Harry Potter books and the Bean spin offs (Shadow books) of Ender’s Game were my all time favorites and they still rank right up there but I do believe Divergent is my new favorite.

I may or may not have sent the author (Veronica Roth) a message over goodreads. And it may or may not have said exactly the following:

I just wanted to tell you I loved your book. I’m sure you’ve heard it a ton but I know I never get old of people telling me they like the stuff I make. I read a lot and I think divergent may be my favorite book ever. I don’t make those kind of declarations lightly but I just loved it, everything about it, I think it’s perfect. Thanks so much for writing it. I adore YA literature but I’m always a little annoyed at the depiction of love in most books but when I was reading divergent I couldn’t help but think “this is how it is, this is how it should be”. Besides the story which I adored, I appreciated the way you wrote the romances, friendships, and the family relationships. I loved how real you made them, but at the same time didn’t make me feel like I was hearing another downer news story. I feel like you challenged me to be a better person while really entertaining me. When I read that you’re just 23 it made me so happy and excited for you! Anyways I wanted to say thanks for sharing your gift with all of us. I look forward to following your career and reading more from you.

Most sincerely,

So yeah. Total geek moment out of control. If you like dystopian YA lit like The Hunger Games, Matched, and The Host I highly recommend it. So hopefully that helps me get some of it out of my system, at least until my copy of the book arrives in the mail (so dumb of me to order it using combined free shipping with something that isn’t in stock for a few days, errr). Thanks for putting up with my nerd take over.


  1. If you don’t mind letting someone else read your purchased copy, I’d love to borrow it. I’m in line at the library, but you and Tanya sure make it difficult to wait 168 people to read it!

  2. Yes you can absolutely borrow it!

  3. I love that you wrote a note to the author. How cute is that?! I have been debating on whether or not to read this book. So, it is great to hear that you loved it. You need to read The Hunger Games trilogy, if you have not already read them. They are one of my favorite sets of books. They are what made me even look into reading Divergent.

  4. Oh my gosh I loved divergent. I’m a fan of the hunger games but I definitely prefer divergent! Definitely go pick it up.

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