Divergent Book Discussion (14)

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Hey, people from Earth and other people who are not from here, for the next 11 weeks we will be giving you the awesomeness that is DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth.  Be sure to show up, because we are giving away some goodies, check it out HERE. Just a side note, I will be asking a question after each discussion post.  Be sure to follow the discussion and don’t be scared to join in on our discussion/ questions. Those who entered the contest will receive extra entries for answering a question.  Every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will discuss three chapters per week: tell you about the plot, and other random bits of spicy goodness that you should definitely know about (all relating to Divergent).    Just for your curiosity: helping me out with this discussion is Jackie, one of my best friends (please say hello to her).  Basically these posts will be categorized by person.  Jackie hasn't read the book so be sure to read her first impressions while she reads along and if you have read Divergent, be sure to read my input (this will be the my second read through).  If you missed a post and want to check out the schedule, go HERE.  Come and join us in our quest of discussing DIVERGENT.


After cleaning up, Tris has to change.  Discovering her clothes no longer fit, she treks back to the room to get her dress but finds Peter’s gang in there too.  They bully her.  When the fighting begins for training, Tris is put against Molly.  Tris wins.

Today's Topics:
Bullying and Tris beating up Molly

Bullying is a real problem in this book.  Peter and his gang suck and even though they may turn good, I will still see them as the bad guys.  Doing this to poor Tris is unacceptable.  Bullying is unacceptable.  They could have just minded their own business but, no, they had to mess with Tris.  Not cool. 

I definitely understand Tris and her desire to beat up Molly but I think she may have taken it too far.  It is times like this that I am glad she transferred out of Abnegation because beating up Molly like this would not fly.  I was surprised that Four was the one to pull her apart from her fight.  I wondered if they were yelling at Tris after Molly was on the ground, to stop.  Or did Four decide to tear her apart without a warning.  I loved that Four looked scared because this was totally unexpected from Tris.  I think Tris needs to take that walk because even though she might not feel guilty, she needs to admit to herself that she did lose control.

Was beating Molly up the right way to get back at Peter’s gang?  What would you have done?

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