March Book Club: Divergent

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Bonnie over at The Life of Bon posted a series of questions tonight for her book club  about Divergent.  If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a minute, you probably know I’ve been fangirling this series since I started it in mid-February.

So since this might be {but hopefully won’t be} the only time I’ve actually read the book that’s being discussed I knew I needed to jump at the chance to get involved!

The questions

Who is your favorite character in the novel and why?

I’m inclined to say Tris, because well.. I guess I’m usually a sucker for the main character. I think if I said Tris this time, I’d be lying. For some reason I’m really drawn to Tris’s mom, Natalie Prior. She seems like such a great mom, really supportive and you can tell based on how Tris thinks and speaks about her that they had a special bond. She started standing out to me when she visited Tris at the Dauntless compound, but I seriously loved how she rescued Tris from drowning. I was sad to see her die, but it felt like a noble death seeing as her dying enabled Tris to continue on, which was really heroic.

Did you like Tris as the main character? Why or why not? Do you see her as a strong female lead?

I do like Tris as the main character. I enjoyed ‘living’ the story from her perspective. I like d how she was able to think, and analyze the scenarios. I feel like I get what makes her tick. As for being a strong female lead, I think she’s strong… but she does seem to rely on Four a lot, which is kind of annoying. I’m all about being independent, and relying on no one. I think, at times we see her really flaunting that independence, but then other times she kind of crumbles under pressure.

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 3

The topic for the third post of the #2014BloggerChallenge was all about books!  I started writing like three different posts and trashed them all because even though I love reading, I’ve been so bad about making time for it recently!  I have two half finished books that I can’t seem to find the time/drive to finish. I was going to skip this post (we were supposed to post it at the beginning of the month – sorry it’s late!) Anyways, I finally actually have something to write about on the topic.   Not sure if I blogged about it, but G bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas, and it’s been sitting collecting dust (not because I don’t love it, but because I’ve been so busy!)  So I decided, it had to come with me to Hawaii.  I also had been wanting to start this new book series that I think everyone under the sun has probably ready already.. but seeing as I live under a rock, I have not!

The Divergent Series

by Veronica Roth

The Divergent Series

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