Divergent Book Discussion (21)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hey, people from Earth and other people who are not from here, for the next 6 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.


Tris is number one in the second round for initiates and Peter just can’t have that.  Four saves the day though!

Today's Topics:
Al and so-called Friends

What in the crap of crap is Al doing?! I know he is upset about his ranking, Tris’s rejection of him, and missing his family, but I never expected him to be part of the almost murder of Tris!!!!! I mean why on earth is he doing this? He did have a crush on Tris at one point, and even though she shot him down, I’m sure he doesn’t hate her for it, so why be a part of this murder plot?! I mean I expected Peter and his Bain Drain group to try and hurt Tris (after what happened with Peter knifing the other guy who did better than him), but Al you threw me for a loop by joining these jerks. WOW. Ya think ya know a guy who once had a crush on you but then you reject him and then he gets a lower ranking than you and attempts to kill you. Just wow. If I haven’t made it clear, I am not longer shipping the Tris and Al sailboat. TOB- I MEAN FOUR AND TRIS ALL THE WAY! ON THE TITANIC! (Except hopefully in this ship, it won’t come crashing down).

I know that Tris’s friends see her as the underdog, but I expected them to at least be a bit happy for her when she got top rank. I mean come on, you are supposed to be her friends for crying out loud. Jesse. I mean even Uriah, a guy who is her friend, but not even a close one shows enthusiasm for her being number one. But what do Christina, Will, and Al do? Well for starters, we know Al tries to kill her, while Christina and Will are so upset with her for doing well. HORRIBLE FRIENDS. I mean come on, you are supposed to be Dauntless, and I would think that would be being courageous enough to CONGRATULATE YOUR BEST FRIEND FOR BEATING YOUR BUTTS OUT OF FIRST RANK. But nope, you just want to moan and be babies about the whole situation, so know what? I NO LONGER LIKE ANY OF YOU besides Tris, Four, Uriah, or anyone else who actually SUPPORTS AND HAS FAITH in Tris. Stop being babies and apologize to Tris… WELL GET TO IT… NOW!

This has got to be one of my favorite chapters because it’s written in such a way that I want to go on forever but it feels like it is only two pages.  It is one of the best Four and Tris moments.  Here’s another side of him that we did not see before. 

Yeah, what is going on with these so-called friends.  And, excuse me, what is Al doing helping Peter and his gang out?  Al is currently busy trying to find himself and is in a tough spot.  However, I don’t understand why he is there in the first place.  This is where I start having no problem with Al, from this point onward.  Al, in this scene, is depicted as a follower and coward and, really, I wish he was stronger than that.

All her friends just drop her and I’m happy that Uriah and the others are able to have a good time with her.  Plus, we get a little hand-holding action with Four and Tris.  Oh, baby, I love those two together.  More on that next week.

What would have you done if you were Christina, Al, or Will? 

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