To be honest, I felt that the Hunger Games was just too unrealalistic. What are the odds that not ONE but TWO people would be chosen out of thousands to fight to death, and survive every year out of 24 people. I felt that Divergent was better written and had better character development. The Hunger Game's plot moved too slow for me.
The Hunger Games was great at first but no one really knew about it until it was announced that a movie would be made. To be honest it is a very good book based on a good story but there are so many like it is barely unique. Sure Divergent is also placed in the future but it is incredibly different than everything else. Also The Hunger Games is to aggressive considering it is supposed to be a children's book.
The plot and character development is consistently good throughout all three books, whereas THG started off really well - the first book was just awesome beyond any words - and unfortunately worsened with each book ... Of course, it is still hard to choose between the two series, no doubt about that, but if I had to choose between the two, I'd choose Divergent. Divergent has given me much more of a sense of completeness while the ending of THG was just way too rushed, not well thought out, written as if for the sake of having to end.
It was so well written and in the book tris had a lot more feelings unlike katniss who's personality was stiff. It has happy moments and sad devastating moments in allegiant that make mockingjay pathetic in compare. The ending was not rushed like that of mockingjay, allegiant is summed up in 20 pages and mockingjay in one.
I loved both books and really enjoyed reading them but I found that I was more attached to the divergent books and just couldn't put it down. I just never really felt connected to the characters in the hunger games. Divergent was also one of those books that was really hard to guess what was happening next but the hunger games predictable
The Hunger Games is too overrated. Yes, its a unique book but in a way it can get blasé. However Divergent just held me in from the start kind of like a magnet. Also Divergent in a sense gives you hope for the doomed future. Its less brash and not ALL about killing. It ever so happened to be corrupt in Tris's time but aren't all governments bound to? In the Hunger Games they're just living in hell basically and no one did the action to stop it. I might be bias but that's only my opinion.
Divergent is a better book overall. I felt like I was begging for something to happen while I was reading THG, but with Divergent, it was just one surprise after the other. I also felt that the plot was so much better. The characters in Divergent were so much more lovable and it had better development.
The hunger games was violent and disgusting. I perfer divergent. Even though i loved the hunger games ,at times i would just gag! Divergent was full of life and energy and i just loved it! Divergent all the way hunger games to the ground! Love love love this book, nothing compares to it!
I have read all three Hunger Games books and the first two Divergent books (waiting for the third, cannot wait), and I personally liked Divergent more than Hunger Games, along with my friends and many other people. Divergent is my favourite book and I have read Hunger Games and the Warrior series, they are amazing books, but I think Divergent is better. I pick Divergent above Hunger Games.
I LOVE the Hunger Games. I heard about Divergent and how people were comparing it to the Hunger Games and I thought there was No way is could be better but I was so wrong! I finally read it and I loved it so much. The romance is so much better in divergent. In the Hunger Games Peeta would technically be considered pretty creepy, even though I did grow to love him eventually. Also Mockingjay never fully went through Peeta becoming un-brainwashed so it didn't seem right when they finally ended up together. Tris and Tobias's romance in Divergent is more entertaining and believable. Divergent was also more creative and interesting. I also think the the themes in the Hunger Games were WAY too dark for a children's book. Kids being forced to kill other kids should not be considered a children's novel. As much as I love the Hunger Games the Divergent series is by far better.
Don't get me wrong I loved the Divergent trilogy. But it was always The Hunger Games trilogy for me. First is that it's just too unbelievable for people to choose their desired faction. Second is Panem versus the futuristic Chicago. Obviously way better since Panem is a country and I "love" the Capitol while in Divergent it's just Chicago. Third is the plot. In Insurgent there really wasn't a plot at all. Some are unbelievable (truth serums?) and there wasn't really anything new at all. I also love the Hunger Games trilogy since it has this "mysterious" effect. Finally the romance. Even though there wasn't a love triangle, the books focus on the romance stuff and it's just too tiring. In The Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire > The Hunger Games > Mockingjay. Though I love Mockingjay since it's realistic for me (even with the technology stuff) but it's kind of disappointing since it's very anticlimactic, but I love how it all ends, that Katniss Everdeen killed President Alma Coin of District 13 rather than President Coriolanus Snow of the Capitol. I totally cried when Primrose Everdeen died. So all in all, The Hunger Games trilogy >>>>>>>> Divergent Trilogy.
I ADORE the Hunger Games. But i recently read Allegiant (third book in Divergent) and it made me cry and then it made me nauseous. Not many books can do that. The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Divergent are the only books ever to give me such strong emotions. YES FOR HUNGER GAMES! NO FOR DIVERGENT!
Divergent seemed too rushed and lacked in proper character devolpment. It seemed like the writer had alot of cool ideas and tried to rush to them. Some people say hunger games seems too unrealistic, but its more realistic then divergent. Hunger games had proper character devolpment that spreads within all 3 books, but in divergent it seems like character devolpment is rushed.
Divergent seemed a little bland to me. Tris seemed "too perfect" and boring. Both divergent and insurgent reminded me of mockingjay- lots of fighting, technology, and no real plot until the end. Many very pointless deaths. I'll admit thg series had some too- but it wasnt 70% of the characters just randomly dying. Tobias also seemed too perfect to be believable. He seems tough but suddenly turns into the perfect caring boyfriend overnight. While the hugger games does have romance, much of it is fueled by katniss's desire to get back to her family. The divergent love story was very basic. They fell in love. How exciting.
Divergent is really unrealistic to my opinion. Hunger Games was full of excitement and energy, nothing could compare to it! Divergent...A girl who takes this random test and soon it doesn't work and she's part of some kind of...Team? Hunger Games id more fun and exciting. Hunger Games, to my opinion, is lots better than Divergent! :)
I personally do not prefer either and have never read either. Both seem childish and simplistic, and very unoriginal, and the central themes do not interest me. I know they interest teenagers, but I am not a teenager and so I'm not in the demograph these books would cater toward.
Honestly, I didn't intrigue me the way The Hunger Games did. I found Divergent's basic idea vague and unconvincing from the beginning and the factually incorrect sci-fi at the end ruined it for me.
Now coming to The Hunger Games .. While the idea of dystopian society was scary and painful, I could somehow relate to this world. I belong to India where a large part of our history is history of British imperialism and I see a lot of young freedom fighters and their spirit in Katniss. Also, the striking differences between rich and poor, luxury & poverty, ignorants & victims seem so real, so familiar that it hurts, hurts very deep.
I loved Katniss. I loved how Peeta's character is not a reflection of masculine hero and still so desirable for young girls. I would love to see more of Gale though. I wish Collins wrote a book or at least a chapter from his POV. However, more Gale or not, I love The Hunger Games series .. It will always be my favourite YA fantasy next to Harry Potter series.
Since I interested and read them because of Battle Royale
I can't think that one is better because they have different world,
although divergent world is kind of nonsense, but it well written and I like Tris and 4. The hunger games is a one big story, just like choosing one guy than another despite all the things happen but it easy to read the hunger games plot since beginning, lie who is the heroine, who gonna die, I mean it's obvious
but the divergent have awesome in building their character to be more related and their actually have good chance to take and they did it not just one dimensional hero/confusing teens or this/that guy loved me or complaining without knowing anything.
So basically, divergent is more entertaining, event-ought the movie is rather boring
The Hunger Games begins with the message that family comes first. Katniss volunteers and practically risks her life to save her sister. While in Divergent, choosing your destiny goes before family, not as good of a message. The Hunger Games' characters are much more interesting and the writing of the Hunger Games series is much better than the Divergent series.
I read both and I love them both. But for some reason, I just feel like Hunger Games was better written and better overall. I read the Divergent series in a week or so. It was soooo simple and the name's weren't creative at all. (Spoiler Alert!) And having the main character die is a stupid idea, even if it is more creative. Tris dying really ruined the whole series.