So I watched Divergent the other night. And whoahoho! Geeked out the entire time!! Seriously. I have read all the books. Don’t read the last one. Dumb. But I hadn’t seen the movie and so I got it on Amazon and watched it.
Here is the summary on the cover of the book:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
So I loved the books! I have them in hardcover and then while I was living in Italia I downloaded them on to the kindle because I wanted to read them now. So I’ve read them a couple times but I hadn’t seen the movie.
Now I really enjoy Shailene Woodley as an actress. I’ve seen most of the shows and movies she is in. I think she does a good job capturing the characters. And Theo James. Well I love him! I mean seriously, how could you not? Because he looks like this:
Also he has an English accent. Yep! No I’m not even kidding. I know you just dropped your jaw so I’ll wait for a minute so you can pick that back up. … Okay day dreaming over.
Second note: They are going to make all three books into movies! So yay for more Theo!