Read the book and then see the movie - Divergent

Since we didn't make it to the movie last Tuesday, this movie has been rescheduled for this Tuesday.  We will see it at 7:05.  Let's meet in the lobby at the tables at 6:50.  If you get there later, find us in the theater.  If your plans changed and you can't come, please take a minute to update your RSVP.

I've heard this book is fantastic from many people (including Lindsey Bricker) and it's on my list to read before the movie comes out.  Here's some info about the book/movie:

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, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

You don't have to read the book to come to the movie.

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  • Susan

    Had a great time. Glad to get everyone's feedback on the movie.

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Lindsey B.

      I really loved the casting although Tris was too tall.

      April 2, 2014

  • Lindsey B.

    Awesome movie! Great time!

    April 2, 2014

  • Susan

    Can't wait - just finished the book this morning. Hope they keep the same ending. If I were a teen I'd be in love with "Four"!

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Liselle

    Joyce and Carrie - would you be able to come if we reschedule for next Tuesday? Lindsey is sick so she can't come and that would give Stacie time to finish the book.

    March 25, 2014

  • Stacie

    Didn't finish the book yet and don't want the ending ruined! (even though a lot of the time the movie isn't like the book)

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans! Hope I can make the next one.

    March 15, 2014

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