october teen

I just saw Divergent and it was

Whoa, so hot! Somebody help me process this:

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Jai Courtney as Eric and Theo James as Four/Tobias

Kidding aside, it must have been meant-to-be that I didn’t pick up Divergent The Books before I saw Divergent The Movie. Because The Movie was what totally sold me into going for The Books. And that has (almost) NEVER happened before!

So I watched the movie Friday night, right? The next day, I binge read the whole series because that was what an Erudite would do. (Reviews to come!) Yay! See, I can make Divergent references now.

(I’d like to be Erudite BUT I love speaking my mind too much to shun Candor. I may also be Amity because I like the idea of happy and can be Dauntless if I want to, too. Abnegation, not so much. I am selfish a lot of times.)

Here are some things that peaked my interest:

1. The aptitude test

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2. Ansel Elgort as Tris Prior’s brother

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3. The beautiful Kate Winslet

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4. When Jai Courtney first showed up, I was like, “That is one scary man.” Eventually it became, “That is one really scary man.”

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He is perfect for the role.

4. The training

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5. In relation to training, the sexual tension between Four and Tris

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6. In relation to sexual tension, this tension between Sutter Keely and Amy Finecky

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My god, Shailene and Miles are in every movie, it seems. (Yes, I have achieved that level where we are on a first-name basis.)

7, 8 and 9. Again in sexual tension:

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10. To douse the heat away, here’s a devastating part of the movie.

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Now excuse me as I spend the whole night watching the cast’s interviews on YouTube.

#9 in 60 Books for 2014: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

I remember loving Anna and the French Kiss and not liking Lola and The Boy Next Door as much so I didn’t really know what I should or would expect from the last book of the series, Isla and the Happily Ever After. Granted, my reader friends and the book bloggers (hello, staybookish!) I consistently stalk are all over it, but as with any book, I had to see it - the magic, the happily ever after - for myself.

And I’m so glad I did.

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