The Struggle to Pledge Allegiance

Allegiant by Veronica RothA book review of Veronica Roth’s novel Allegiant, by Jessica Dunn.

After ripping through the first two novels of the Divergent series so quickly, I was expecting Allegiant have the same grip on my literary eyeballs. While I still zoomed through with excitement, I must admit I was not left with the same adrenaline rush that I experienced in the first two books.

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Insurgent Surges with Intrigue

InsurgentHC-jkt-des4A review by Jessica Dunn

Veronica Roth created a futuristic dystopian society set in various areas of the Chicago city limits. The city and society is organized into five different factions–each one representing a different value and role in society. Continue reading

YA Fascination With the Extreme

A commentary by Jessica Dunn

hunger-games-mockingjay-pinThe surge of attention surrounding Veronica Roth’s dystopian Divergent series in correlation with the popularity of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian Hunger Games series makes me question if female protagonist dystopian novels are simply trending, or if there’s a  deeper reason for their rise to film-adaptation status.

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