Yea i read the first book.i think the only one i thought had a nice concept though i never read it was the maze runner.
I was fine with it until my english teacher pointed out the misogyny of it lmaoi think the only one i thought had a nice concept though i never read it was the maze runner.
i actually never even thought about that yikeyI was fine with it until my english teacher pointed out the misogyny of it lmao
guys are living in a relatively chill but dangerous world until *gasp* a girl comes into the picture
then boom everything takes a turn for the worse
I honestly feel like the divergent franchise marked the beginning of the watering down of dystopian ya in generalalso the divergent movies were pretty overrated ngl(dont get me wrong i love them, but theyre not like AMAZING)
ya i get what u meanI honestly feel like the divergent franchise marked the beginning of the watering down of dystopian ya in general
the hunger games were by no means perfect, but thematically it was pretty solid; it was the later dystopian ya that turned thg's reputation for the worse
a lot of the tropes that people like to complain about in dystopian ya (useless love triangles, chosen one mcs, 16yo protagonist who is more competent than literally any adult, mindless fighting) kind of started with divergent imo. while thg has some of those tropes, they are mostly subverted: katniss never wanted to be the chosen one and was used as a piece of propaganda, katniss is aware that she is essentially powerless in the rebellion, katniss eventually realizes that a lot of the fighting she engages in is useless, and the whole love triangle thing was to point out the shallowness of the capitol
but I do suppose divergent is good for some mindless reading, as with most ya lit