Fairfield Middle School, Fairfield
Dear Veronica Roth,
I'm not kidding when I say your book Divergent changed me. As I read it, I couldn't put it down. Then once I finished, my head could have exploded with thoughts flying out. When did factions start? Why does Jeanine want control over everyone? If Tobias accepted a leadership position, would Eric have still been a leader? As all these questions and more flew through my head, I knew I needed to read the next book.
After reading Insurgent, all new questions flew through my head! What's outside the fence? Did the Abnegation really try to execute Evelyn? Why didn't Evelyn ever report Marcus's abusing ways? These books made me think more than I ever had over a book before.
While I waited for the next book, I was going through something I have never felt before, the NEED to discuss a book with someone who was also waiting in anticipation for the next book. Then I came across Instagram. On Instagram, I met and "talked" to people who were obsessing over the book, writing fan fiction, creating endings. You name it, it was there. That satisfied my need to read the next book, but then the bomb hit.
I don't mean an actual bomb, but it felt like a bomb went off in my head. The third book had come out, and the ending was not what I was hoping for at all. I ended up crying every time I heard words like "Allegiance" or "Four." Eventually I got over it, but it really hurt because this trilogy is the reason I've become a book worm. I've loved to read ever since I read Divergent.
This quarter in school, I read 28 books. One quarter is equal to nine weeks. On average, that is three to four books every week. All this happened after I read Divergent. Thank you very much for drawing me into the fascinating world of literature.
Sincerely, Megan Higgins