Book to Movie: Divergent

If you are a fan of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, you probably already know the first book in the series is set to be release as a theatrical movie in the next months or so… if you aren’t a fan, you should check out the books before you go watch the movie.  Well, that’s what I try to do.

Here’s the Trailer:

The poster:

Divergent Movie

THE LEAD couple on screen:

Shailene Woodley as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior

Shailene Woodley as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior

Theo James as Four

Theo James as Four

I tried to find some better photos of the actors but alas they were copyrighted for none use unless I was affiliated with a certain company…  Oh wells.  Neither one of these actors was how I pictured the characters… though Mr. Theo James came in closer to how I imagined Four than Ms. Shailene Woodley as Tris.  Thoughts on the match up?  Let me know below in the comments.

Hit or Miss? :  Box office hit?  My guess is probably not.  Many recent young adult books to movies has flopped.  I don’t think it will flop as badly as Beautiful Creatures,  but I don’t think it’ll be as successful as Harry Potter, Twilight, or  The Hunger Games.    We shall see…

The Book:

DivergentDivergent by Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Book Release Date: February 2012

Summary:  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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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