It Has Arrived…

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Hello!

FINALLY, Insurgent by Veronica Roth has arrived at my doorstep.

It has entered the premises.

If you read my previous couple of posts, you know that Insurgent did not arrive on the release day, but today. TWO days after the release day. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of preordering? But what can I say, I wanted to Free Four.

ANYWAY, guess where it is now?

DEEP in my closet…

Michelle, are you insane?

Yes.

The reason behind my madness is work, readers. Work, work, work, and more work.

My fingers are itching just to open the package, but I must remain strong. I resist the books constant calls, “Michelle! Michelle! Read me! Read me now! I’m lonely, please read me!” It breaks my heart.

Insurgent will probably fight its way out of my closet tomorrow.

See you then Insurgents!

Thank You!

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THANK YOU EVERYONE.

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has visited, followed, read, and/or supported my blog.

YA Literature Reviews (Michelle’s Heavenly Reviews) has surpassed 2,000 views since June 2011!

Coming up:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth Review (I HAVE NOT EVEN RECEIVED IT YET, SO MAD…USPS is now my enemy)

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare Review

More Reviews (I haven’t figured out which books to review yet)

Finals Survival Guide

Why I Read Books

Thanks again! Your support really means a lot to me.

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Divergent Read-Along Day Ten

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Welcome to Day 10 of the Divergent Read-Along!

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DIVERGENT

Title: Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 487

Preview from Goodreads.com:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Hey everyone! This is the last day of the Divergent Read-Along! It was really fun doing it, and thank you for all your support…

Without further ado…

It is here…

INSURGENT RELEASE DAY IS TODAY

 

I preordered my copy, so it better be here. Today, at my doorstep, OR ELSE.

I had about 10 dreams last night with myself looking for the package bearing my precious copy, so I’m pretty hyped right now.

As for the review, I plan to read Insurgent slowly, to get the full effect (watch me abandon that policy and end up reading it all in one night).

I think I will stay a bit disconnected from what I call the “Book World/Blogosphere” in order to avoid spoilers.

HAPPY READING INSURGENTS

I HOPE YOU LIKED THE DIVERGENT READ-ALONG!

A LITTLE Update: The book didn’t come today. What’s the point of preordering a book if it doesn’t come on the release day? I am very upset with the USPS right now. Unacceptable. Insurgent fan base, go YELL at them.

Divergent Read-Along Day Nine

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Welcome to Day 9 of the Divergent Read-Along!

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DIVERGENT

Title: Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 487

Preview from Goodreads.com:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Hey everyone! Seeing as I finished summarizing the book, my posts for today will consist of random content like links, pictures, etc.

ONE DAY LEFT UNTIL INSURGENT

I NEED to find out what happens. I preordered my book, let’s hope it comes tomorrow.

Here we go…

Links

NY Times Divergent Post

Divergent Book Trailer

The First 100 Pages of Divergent

Veronica Roth, and Her Marshmallow Adventure

Some Advice From Veronica Roth About Editing

Veronica Roth on Writing in First Person POV

Advice for Young Writers

Click here for more links and writing advice.

Poem

A little poem I wrote, a while ago, based on Divergent…

DAUNTLESS

Dauntless in the wind,

Soaring above the baking pavements,

Swooping through the Sun’s smile,

Swish, swish! You are a free spirit,

Don’t think that you are only a whisper,

You are the brave bird,

The angel of avenging happiness,

Light as a feather, or solid like a rock,

Selflessness and bravery will get you far,

As far as you let it take you,

Let the roaring winds whisk you away,

Past the lands of false hopes,

Into a brighter tomorrow,

So fly and be dauntless,

Conquer your fears,

But no one is fearless,

So believe in your ability,

Don’t let the doubtful words sear your beautiful feathers,

Dauntless.

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HAPPY READING DIVERGENTS, SOON TO BE INSURGENTS

Divergent Read-Along Day Eight

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Welcome to Day 8 of the Divergent Read-Along!

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DIVERGENT

Title: Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 487

Preview from Goodreads.com:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Hey everyone! Two days left until the Insurgent release! I am beyond excited. Seeing as I finished summarizing the book, my posts for today and tomorrow will consist of random content like links, pictures, etc.

Here we go…

Links

HarperCollins page for Divergent

HarperCollins page for Insurgent

Insurgent Book Trailer

 

Photos

HAPPY READING DIVERGENTS, SOON TO BE INSURGENTS

Divergent Read-Along Day Seven

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Welcome to Day 7 of the Divergent Read-Along!

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DIVERGENT

Title: Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 487

Preview from Goodreads.com:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Short & Sweet Summaries (THIS WILL BE A ANOTHER GOOD ONE!! THREE chapters left!)

Chapter Thirty-Seven Summary:

Caleb, Marcus, and her father join Tris. The others run away toward Amity. The group of four makes it onto the train. Marcus assumes Tris regrets choosing Dauntless, but Tris says that she doesn’t, because she needed to learn how to be selfless, since being brave and selfless are often the same. Tris’ dad almost smiles when Caleb asks if that is why she has an Abnegation tattoo on her shoulder, and she says yes, mentioning that she has a Dauntless one on her other shoulder. Everyone makes it off of the train and onto a building, but Marcusends up hanging from the building. Tris wants him to fall, because of the cruel man that he is, but Caleb and her dad pull him up. They jump down into the net, and enter the Dauntless compound. They hear a gunshot, but Tris runs ahead, and sees that it’s Peter, who isn’t a sleepwalker. Tris hits him and grabs his gun. She demands to know how he is awake, and he says that they removed him from the stimulation. Tris shoots his arm. Peter tells her that the only way he will tell her where the control room is, is if she will take him with her when they leave. Tris agrees reluctantly. Peter leads them, and Tris and her father argue about the right to shoot someone along the way. Caleb tells them to stop fighting. Tris tells her father that there are guards up in the glass building, and that they will kill her. She asks her father if she should let them, and he tells realizes that he was wrong, and tells her to go. Tris takes out one guard, but one guard, stops, nods at her, and disappears, meaning that he must be Divergent. Tris tells Caleb and Marcus to stay, wanting to protect Caleb, knowing that she might die. Tris and her father take the elevator, and two guards shoot when it opens. Tris’ dad shoots them down, and leads the other guards away. One of the guards shoots her father, who continues to take out all of the guards. Tris yells for her dad, but he dies. Tris knows that every second she wastes, another member of Abnegation dies. Tris walks into the control room, and sees Tobias.

Chapter Thirty-Eight Summary:

Tobias stands up and tells Tris to drop her weapon, while she tries to convince him that he’s in a stimulation. She drops her weapon. Tris attacks Tobias, making him drop his gun. She knows she won’t be able to beat him in a fight, but she has to destroy the computer. Tobias punches her, and she kicks him. She says his name as he’s beating her, thinking that she saw him falter a little. She points the gun at him, and tells him that she knows he’s in there. Tobias comes at her, and she starts crying yelling his name, pleading for him to see her. Tris knows that she can’t kill him. Tris doesn’t understand how killing herself in this situation would help, but she knows it would be the right thing to do. She gives Tobias the gun, he pushes the barrel into her forehead and is about to shoot.

Chapter Thirty-Nine Summary:

The shot doesn’t come. He stares at her. Tris wraps her arms around him, knowing that because he is Divergent, he can fight the stimulation, and the gun drops. Tobias says her name and kisses her. She lifts her up, shaking, and Tris doesn’t even care about the pain in her shoulder. Tobias starts to cry, which Tris never knew would happen. She starts to cry as well. She asks how he did it, and he says that he doesn’t know, and that he just heard her voice. Tris and Tobias see Dauntless soldiers surrounding Marcus, Peter, and Caleb on the screen, and Tris yells at Tobias to shut off the stimulation. He ends the stimulation, and all the guards stop their attack, realizing what happened. Tobias tries to get the information out of the computer so that in the future, no one can start the stimulation again, while Tris observes the chaos on the streets. Tobias gives her the hard drive, and they leave. Tris walks through the hallway, sees the bodies, and screams. She experiences five seconds of weakness, and gets up. She finds Caleb outside. Tris tells him that their dad is dead. Tobias goes rigid when he sees his father. Tris pushes Marcus back and tells him to get away from Tobias. Tris defends Tobias against his father’s remarks, for which Tobias is very grateful. The group plans to take the train to Amity. Tobias carries Tris. Tris starts thinking about all those who died, and wonders if Christina will find Will dead, and she feels crushed by guilt, but knows that she has to forget it. In the train, Tobias pulls Tris against him. She tells him that her parents died for her. He tells her that he loves her  (AWWW). Tris takes out the hard drive, and Marcus eyes is greedily. Tris knows that they aren’t safe yet. The members of Abnegation and Dauntless are scattered, effectively factionless. Tris is no longer selfless or brave, but must become more than either.

THE END DIVERGENTS. INSURGENT, HERE WE COME!

Favorite Quotes

I didn’t get to decide who is coming with me. Caleb was the obvious choice, since he knows the most about the Erudite plan. Marcus insisted that he go, despite my protests, because he is good with computers. And my father acted like his place was assumed from the beginning. (455) (HA)

“You want him to walk?” Caleb demands. “Are you insane?” “Did I shoot him in the leg?” I say. “No. He walks. Where do we go, Peter?” (465) (HAHA)

In front of the screen is a chair and a desk. Sitting in the chair is a Dauntless soldier. “Tobias,” I say.

“Tris,” he says, and it’s him again. His mouth collides with mine…”How did you do it?” I say. “I don’t know,” he says. “I just heard your voice.” (478) (AWW, SUCCESS)

“The only reason I haven’t shot you yet is because he’s the one who should get to do it,” I say. “Stay away from [Tobias] or I’ll decide that I no longer care.” (483) (YEAH TRIS)

“I almost shot you. Why didn’t you shoot me, Tris?” “I couldn’t do that,” I say. “It would have been like shooting myself.” … “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.” “That’s sensible of you…We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.” “Maybe I’m already sure…and I just don’t want to frighten you.” I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.” “Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”…I kiss him as the train slides into unlit, uncertain land. (486) (SUPER DUPER AWW)

I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either. (487) (BAM)

Character Profile (Main Characters) (Updated with every post)

Beatrice (Tris) Prior

Appearance: Narrow face; wide, round blue eyes; long, thin nose; 16 years old; blond hair; long neck; knobby-knuckled hands; small/short; strong; quick

Personality: Stubborn, shy, determined, motivated, brave; as the novel progresses, she also becomes strong, confident, mentally prepared, courageous, proud, in control, bravest when selfless

Faction: Originally Abnegation, chooses Dauntless, realizes that she is neither, but is Divergent

Caleb Prior

Appearance: Dark hair; hooked nose; green eyes; dimpled cheeks

Personality: Selfless, intelligent

Faction: Originally Abnegation, chooses Erudite, becomes factionless but allies self with Abnegation when the war starts

Christina

Appearance: Tall; dark brown skin; short black hair; brown eyes

Personality: Smart-mouthed, confident, funny, bold

Faction: Originally Candor, chooses Dauntless

Will

Appearance: Shaggy blond hair; crease between his eyebrows; green eyes

Personality: Know-it-all, funny, intelligent

Faction: Originally Erudite, chooses Dauntless

Four (TOBIAS)

Appearance: Spare upper lip, full lower lip; dark blue eyes; scar on his chin

Personality: Assertive, intimidating, perplexing, serious, deep, strong, confusing (to me and readers everywhere, and Tris), secretive, bold, brave, moral

Faction: Originally from Abnegation, chooses Dauntless, Divergent

Faction Focus (Updated with every post)

Faction before blood.

Abnegation: Selflessness, gray robe, simple and uniform living/housing, government, orderly

Candor: Honesty, black suit with a white tie, law

Dauntless: Bravery, pierced, tattooed, black-clothed, jump from trains, protection, chaotic, as of right now, skewed views; Manifesto: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” Flaw: PRIDE

Erudite: Knowledge, teachers and researchers

Amity: Peace, kindness, love, and freedom, yellow and red, counselors and caretakers

Author Tidbit

Veronica Roth is the author of the Divergent trilogy. Find her recap post about the ending of Divergent here.

HAPPY READING DIVERGENTS

Divergent Read-Along Day Six

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Welcome to Day 6 of the Divergent Read-Along! (Sorry it’s posted a little late, I had some technical difficulties!)

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DIVERGENT

Title: Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 487

Preview from Goodreads.com:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Short & Sweet Summaries (THIS WILL BE A ANOTHER GOOD ONE!! Ready, set, READ people)

Chapter Thirty-One Summary:

After the landscape, Tris is shaking and feels cold. She is extremely relieved. Eric, Max, Tobias (smiling), and others walk in, congratulating Tris on completing her final evaluation. Eric says that she has to get injected with a tracking device, courtesy of the Erudite, but Tris knows that it’s dangerous. She agrees, however, knowing that she has no other choice. Tobias congratulates her on having only seven fears. Tris becomes nervous and asks Tobias how much they told him about her fear landscape, and he says that he doesn’t know much. Tris doesn’t want to be afraid of him. Tobias and Tris go back to Tobias’ room, where he starts kissing Tris, but she is nervous and scared. Tobias asks her what’s wrong, and Tris says that she sometimes wonders what’s in it for him (as in, dating her). He says that she’s an idiot, but she defends herself saying that it’s weird that he chose her, and that if all he wants is sex, then…Tobias stops her and says that if he were looking for that, she probably wouldn’t be the first person he’d go to. Tris feels horrible, and is about to leave, until Tobias grabs her and apologizes, saying that he meant that she wasn’t like that, which he knew when he met her. Tris tells him he was an obstacle in her fear landscape. Tobias is hurt, believing that she’s afraid of him. Tris says that she has a fear of being with anyone, and since he’s older, she doesn’t know what his expectations are. Tobias says that she’s delusional and that this is all new to him as well. He mentions that she can tell him anything, and that he’s normally kinder than in training. Tris really wants to kiss him back, but she’s afraid of where it might go. Tobias notices a bandage on her shoulder, and Tris shows him her tattoo of Abnegation. Tris tells him that they have to warn Abnegation, and he says that they will. Tobias asks if the situation is scaring her (as in them together) and she says no, and that she’s scared of what she wants, which is him. Tobias asks if maybe one day, is she still wants him, they can…but Tris asks if he’s afraid of her too. Tobias says that he’s terrified, smiling. Tris says that maybe he won’t be in her fear landscape anymore, and Tobias says that they’ll call her Six. They kiss again, but it feels familiar to Tris this time.

Chapter Thirty-Two Summary:

Tris notices that Tobias smiles more after they spent some time together. Tris runs to talk to Christina and Will. Christina tells her that she wants to train initiates as her job, and Will says that he wants to be a Dauntless leader, but feels like it’s impossible to outrank everyone else. Tris says that she wants to be an embassador. Christina tells Tris that there was something in her fear landscape that the leaders were laughing about, and Tris says that she doesn’t know what, but Christina knows that she’s lying. Tris tells her that she was afraid of intimacy. Will laughs, and Tris asks Christina about the moths, which Will finds amusing as well. Eric reveals the list of names, 1. Tris 2. Uriah 3. Lynn 4. Marlene 5. Peter 6. Will 7. Christina, and everyone is happy. Tris notices that Molly and Drew where cut out. Tobias comes to congratulate her, and Tris says that she doesn’t care about anyone knowing about them, so she kisses him. Suddenly, Tris pieces everything together, that the serum, created by the Erudite, has transmitters, and that Eric and Max are working with the Erudite. Tris tells Tobias that she has to tell him something later. Christina and Will stare at Tris, probably because she and Tobias just kissed. Tris knows that the serum is how the Erudite will control the Dauntless.

Chapter Thirty-Three Summary:

Tris tries to find Tobias, but was too tired. She wakes up to find everyone silently getting dressed. She notices that they are being controlled. Tris tries to blend in and mimic them. Max doesn’t notice her at all. They walk into a hall filled with guns. Tris decides that she’ll pretend long enough to get to the Abnegation sector and warn her family. Tris realizes that the Dauntless leaders are all awake, and she is as well, because she is Divergent. That must mean, if correct, that Tobias must be too. She has to find him. Tris gets into the train with the others, and notices Tobias blank-faced, and Tris is disappointed. But then, Tobias laces his fingers through Tris’ and she knows that he’s Divergent, and awake. Getting off of the train, Tobias tells her to run, but Tris mentions her family. Tris is finding it harder and harder to focus, hearing gunshots. She knows that she has to keep walking. Tris sees Tori kill a council member. Eric pokes at Tris making her almost flinch, and then walks by Tobias, pointing his gun at him. Eric is about to shoot Tobias when Tris presses her gun’s barrel into Eric’s forehead. She fires at Eric’s foot, and Tobias fires at another leader’s foot as well. Tris and Tobias run, but Tris gets shot in the shoulder. She tells Tobias to run, but he refuses to leave her. Eric points a gun at them, calling them Divergent rebels, and tells them to surrender their weapons.

Chapter Thirty-Four Summary:

Tris is in too much pain to think about much. Tobias and Tris are herded into a small office, where Jeanine questions Tobias as to how he evaded her suspicion of being Divergent. She thinks that his Divergence is weaker, and Tobias makes a sarcastic remark. Tobias tells her to get on with killing them, but Jeanine says that she has another batch of serum to test, one that could work on the Divergent. Jeanine explains that she couldn’t understand why most of the Divergent where from Abnegation, absolutely disgusted by Abnegation in general. Jeanine wants to control Abnegation and create a new government. Jeanine taunts Tobias about his father. Then, she says that they are needed to test that special batch of serum because it might not work on the Divergent in the Abnegation faction. Tris notices that Jeanine isn’t completely a maniac, but just sees problems and solves them. Jeanine says that Tobias will be the first test, seeing as Tris is too injured and will be killed. Tris see’s the terror in Tobias’ eyes (AWW). Tobias says that he would rather die. Tobias kisses Tris, and lunges across the room, choking Jeanine. Two Dauntless guards pry him off, and one slams Tris into the wall when she tries to help, but she is too weak to do much else. Jeanine injects Tobias. He appears alert, and Jeanine says that he doesn’t recognize Tris. Tobias lunges at Tris and grabs her throat (NO!). Jeanine says that the stimulation manipulates him to confuses his friends for his enemies. The guards hold him back. Jeanine says that he’s more useful that the other mindless sleepwalkers, seeing as he can act independently. They send Tobias to a control room, and Tris to a different room. She bites the hand of one of her guards and smiles triumphantly, but he hits her and knocks her out.

Chapter Thirty-Five Summary:

Tris wakes up in a pile of blood, enclosed in glass. Tris screams and continues to kick at the glass walls surrounding her. Water comes into the bottom of the tank. Tris knows that Erudite want to prove that in real life, she’s a coward. Tris bravely starts at the camera, breathing deeply. Tris submerges herself in the water, relaxing. She thinks about her past, and knows that she isn’t afraid. She sees someone outside the glass, and thinks that it’s her mom. Glass shatters as it’s hit with a bullet. IT IS HER MOM. Tris sees that her mom killed Dauntless guards on her way in. Tris tells her mom that she was Dauntless, and she says yes, smiling. Natalie tells Tris that Caleb and her father are hiding in a basement, and that they have to get to them. Tris runs after her mother. Natalie tells Tris that she has been watching the trains since the Dauntless attack happened, trying to find Tris. Tris asks how she knew about Tris being Divergent, and she says that she was Divergent also, switching to Abnegation because her mother was a Dauntless leader, and told her to leave. Natalie says that the Divergent have different ways of thinking, and it scares leaders because they can’t control them. Tris realizes that she is Divergent, not Dauntless or Abnegation, and therefore, will not be controlled. Natalie says that she will distract the Dauntless long enough for Tris to get to Caleb and her father. Natalie gets shot by the Dauntless (No!). Tris’ world collapses around her, but she bravely gets up and starts running.

Chapter Thirty-Six Summary:

Three soldiers follow her, and she is ready to fire, but one of them is Will. She fires at his head with her eyes closed, knowing that it hit because that’s where she aimed it, and still with her eyes closed, turns around, and runs (WILLLLLLL). Tris feels horrible, and screams and sobs. She gets to the basement and Caleb opens the door, throwing his arms around her. He asks if she’s shot and she tells him they should go inside. She sees her father and Marcus. Caleb is wearing gray again. They tend to Tris’ shoulder as Caleb explains that he researched the serum, found out what Jeanine was going to do, and became factionless, wanting to warn Tris. Her father says that he is not factionless, that he is with them. Her father removes the bullet from Tris’ shoulder as she screams, and Caleb starts laughing, never thinking that he’d see his family together again. Tris tells them that Natalie is gone. Tris knows that her mother’s death was brave, unlike Al’s. Tris knows that it is her duty to lead. Tris explains what is happening with the Dauntless, and says that they have to wake them up by shutting down the computers that control them. Tris realizes the computers are where Tobias went, in the Dauntless headquarters. Tris also realizes that she is not Dauntless or Abnegation,  but that she is Divergent. Tris and the group begin to plan.

Favorite Quotes

“Being with you…with anyone. I’ve never been involved with someone before, and…you’re older, and I don’t know what your expectations are, and…” “Tris,” he says sternly, “I don’t know what delusion you’re operating under, but this is all new to me, too.” (402) (HAHA)

“Someday,” he says, “if you want me, we can…” He pauses, clears his throat. “We can…” “Are you afraid of me, too, Tobias?” “Terrified,” he replies with a smile… “Four and Six,” I say. (406-407) (AWW)

“Terrifying,” Will says with mock seriousness. “That’s my girl. Tough as cotton balls.” (411) (HA)

…Will and Christina standing a foot away from me – staring with open mouths, probably because I just kissed Tobias… (415)

And then something peculiar happens: fingers lace with mine, and a palm presses to my palm. Tobias, holding my hand. (420) (NO WAY, SO CUTE)

“My theory is that…your Divergence is weaker.”…I grit my teeth and consider lunging across the table and strangling her. If I didn’t have a bullet in my shoulder, I might. “Your powers of deductive reasoning are stunning,” spits Tobias. “Consider me awed.” (427-428) (YEAH TOBIAS)

I try to hide the shudder that goes through me at the word “execution,” my shoulder screaming with pain, and I look up at Tobias. It’s hard to blink the tears back when I see the terror in Tobias’s wide, dark eyes. (432) (AWWWWWW)

Character Profile (Main Characters) (Updated with every post)

Beatrice (Tris) Prior

Appearance: Narrow face; wide, round blue eyes; long, thin nose; 16 years old; blond hair; long neck; knobby-knuckled hands; small/short; strong; quick

Personality: Stubborn, shy, determined, motivated, brave; as the novel progresses, she also becomes strong, confident, mentally prepared, courageous, proud, in control, bravest when selfless

Faction: Originally Abnegation, chooses Dauntless, realizes that she is neither, but is Divergent

Caleb Prior

Appearance: Dark hair; hooked nose; green eyes; dimpled cheeks

Personality: Selfless, intelligent

Faction: Originally Abnegation, chooses Erudite, becomes factionless but allies self with Abnegation when the war starts

Christina

Appearance: Tall; dark brown skin; short black hair; brown eyes

Personality: Smart-mouthed, confident, funny, bold

Faction: Originally Candor, chooses Dauntless

Will

Appearance: Shaggy blond hair; crease between his eyebrows; green eyes

Personality: Know-it-all, funny, intelligent

Faction: Originally Erudite, chooses Dauntless

Four (TOBIAS)

Appearance: Spare upper lip, full lower lip; dark blue eyes; scar on his chin

Personality: Assertive, intimidating, perplexing, serious, deep, strong, confusing (to me and readers everywhere, and Tris), secretive, bold, brave, moral

Faction: Originally from Abnegation, chooses Dauntless, Divergent

Faction Focus (Updated with every post)

Faction before blood.

Abnegation: Selflessness, gray robe, simple and uniform living/housing, government, orderly

Candor: Honesty, black suit with a white tie, law

Dauntless: Bravery, pierced, tattooed, black-clothed, jump from trains, protection, chaotic, as of right now, skewed views; Manifesto: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” Flaw: PRIDE

Erudite: Knowledge, teachers and researchers

Amity: Peace, kindness, love, and freedom, yellow and red, counselors and caretakers

Author Tidbit

Veronica Roth is the author of the Divergent trilogy. Here is a post about how Divergent changed from her first draft to her last draft (SPOILERS).

HAPPY READING DIVERGENTS