Guest Post: Sister's Questions About Divergent/Insurgent

As many of you know (or maybe not), I'm not really a reader. I don't usually read for fun and I'm not the type of person to go out searching for something new to read. But as of late, I have started to read more because I've got lots of free time. My main motivations for reading come in two forms:

1.) It's going to become a movie and I'm probably going to watch it so I might as well read it before and

2.) Krispy tells me it's a book about revenge, kids killing kids, people killing each other in general, or Nazis.

In the case of me finally picking up Divergent (even though Krispy and Alz made me take that test to see what faction I'd be in years ago), it's that it was going to be a movie. And mostly because the Greek God known as Theo James was cast in it. In light of the release of Allegiant, here are some questions I had after reading the first two novels.


1.) Why didn't Tris just destroy the hard drive after she got it at the end of Divergent?

I mean yeah fine you had to escape after you secured the hard drive but uhh not very smart to whip it out on the train in front of evil Marcus and other not trustworthy people. In Insurgent, I was just waiting to see what would happen to the hard drive and she just ended up destroying it anyway. The hard drive didn't even serve any purpose.

2.) If the Erudite are so smart and make crazy serums that mind control people, how come they couldn't get something as simple as Four's eye color correct when they were testing new serums on Tris?

I spoke to Krispy about this one a lot and we both think that it isn't really anything wrong with the serum but more based on the fact that Tris has a special Divergent brain that gives her signals to let her know she's in a simulation. But when I read the scene, I took it as more of an Erudite fail. I think the problem with this is that we don't know the science behind this magic serum so I guess I'm just going to have to get over it and accept it for what it is.

3.) What happens if you're born factionless?

It's not your fault your parents are both factionless so are you also given the opportunity to partake in the Choosing Ceremony? Or do you have to just live out your life as sad sad factionless person? Cause you know, that really sucks. A lot.

4.) Why didn't the new Dauntless transfers just jump off of the train to get onto the roof?

I had an epiphany when I thought of this because at first I was just like "yeah they're scared because it's freaking stupid to just jump off of moving trains." But then I realized, the trains never stop. So if they ever used the train before the Choosing Ceremony, they would have had to jump off trains anyway. WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST JUMP OFF THE TRAIN THEN? Now you're factionless and life sucks.

Now that Allegiant is out, I can only hope that some of these questions will be answered (but I'm pretty sure they won't be.) But if you have any possible answers to my questions above, I'd love to hear them! In the meantime, Happy Allegiant reading! And if not, Happy Weekend!


Laura S. said...

I haven't read this trilogy yet so I can't answer your questions. The movie trailer looks good though! I love that Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley are part of the cast. I need to get the books from the library. I won't see the movie until it comes out on Netflix, so I'vr got plenty of time to read the books!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Connie Keller said...

I really want to read the book. But I know that when I start I won't be able to put it down, so I'm trying to get my must-be done list finished first.