Divergent Book Discussion (23)

Wednesday, April 24, 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.


Today's Topics:
Playing Vulnerable and Al's return

 Tris I never knew that you were such a good actress! Just kidding. I know she hates having to act vulnerable and afraid of everyone, especially Peter. I’m pretty sure the only thing Tris would like to do to him is punch him. FOREVER. Actually, that might just be me…whoops! I’m just glad her friends are not being poop heads anymore, that was really starting to annoy me with how they were all being babies just because Tris got a higher ranking. CHRISTINA YOU FINALLY APOLOGIZED FOR THE FLAG INCIDENT, I MEAN FINALLY! IT ONLY TOOK YOU OVER HALF OF THE NOVEL, SEESH! Hmm maybe Tris’s acting is too good since she just got Four jealous of Will…ohlala..hehe. J I love Four’s retort to Peter telling him that Peter is just afraid of a skinny girl from Abnegation! Oh wait…Four didn’t call her Stiff…WOOHOOO! CAKE!

Al is a poop face. I don’t blame Tris at all for not wanting to talk to him. I really wouldn’t want to talk to someone who tried to hurt, much less kill me. He is so lucky that Tris didn’t report the incident, otherwise him, Peter, and Drew would have been out of there. At least they would be Factionless. At this point, I think Peter, Drew, Molly, and Al deserve to be Factionless, they really have not done anything constructive for a while now. I vote them off the island.

I am not a fan of Tris being vulnerable, even though Four is definitely right in that department.  She should be vulnerable, appear weak and secretly be strong.  It is basically, exactly, what she was accused of doing a few chapters back when all her so-called friends found out about her ranking.  So I think her pretending is a bad idea in the friend department but is good because its a good tool to beat the enemies.

I really have no feelings for Al.  Yes, he is in a bad place and it is clear and evidently so.  However, if he really wanted to talk to Tris, I think he would have made more of an effort or just come out and directly say why he did what he did.  There is no excuse for what he did, but maybe it would have given him closure and maybe he would not have done the thing he does in the next chapter.  Oh, well, Al.

Did you think Christina was even going to apologize for the flag incident at the beginning of the initiation process? Because I didn’t. Now I have to pay that person ten bucks…shoot….

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