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Divergent - Veronica Roth I admit, I read this book with low expectations. I expected not to like it.

I didn't like it. But where I expected to be angered, I was only bored.

This book is boring.

The society described in the book is ridiculous. The Dauntless really should be called the Brainless. The main character is not particularly engaging, but at least isn't a complete blank slate pushover like so many other YA "heroines". There's plenty of room here to criticize and deconstruct.

But I just don't care because the book is too damn boring to get bothered about the problematic issues it presents.


EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot all about the vilification of knowledge and intelligence. Apparently valuing knowledge is very, very bad. That certainly explains a lot about this book...