Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Boyfriend #34

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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.

I went and saw the movie last night and it was SOOOOOOOOOO good!  I had to pick Tobias! And let me just say that looking at Theo James for two hours was so nice.  Not nearly long enough either - I could have looked at him much longer.  

Really though, I was very impressed how true to the book the movie was.   My daughter went with me and she agreed that it was every bit as good as the book.  We both loved that.  

The movie has some great music too.  I had to come home and go through the album.  A couple of those songs will be mine.

  "I have something I need to tell you," he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. "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," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
"Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "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."

"You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you're small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you're wrong."

He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he's transmitting electricity through his skin. 

"My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press." he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe.

His dark eyes lifting to mine, he adds, "But I resist it." 

"Why..." I swallow hard. "Why is that your first instinct?"

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating." He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. "Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake." 

"Four flips the gun in this hand, presses the barrel to Peter's forehead, and clicks a bullet into place. Peter freezes with his lips parted, the yawn dead in his mouth. "Wake. Up," Four snaps. "You are holding a loaded gun, you idiot. Act like it." 

"I feel his heartbeat against my cheek,as fast as my own.
"Are you afraid of me, too, Tobias?"
"Terrified," he replies with a smile."


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  1. Four is definitely the best thing about that book. Everyone keeps saying that the movie adaptation was great. I'm so glad you enjoyed!

  2. OMG - Four...yes!!!!!! I am going to see this today and I can't wait. It is one of my most favorite books, even if Allegiant did tick me off.

  3. I saw Divergent last night too! I thought Theo James was the perfect pick for Four! I loved the movie and agree that It was very true to the book! I can't wait to see what they do with the rest of the series! Great pick!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  4. I saw it on Thursday night... it was amazing! I absolutely loved it. I still feel dumb for waiting so long to read the book. Theo James was a perfect Four!

  5. Not only did we pick the same book boyfriend but some of the same scenes! Great minds- just saw the movie. Loved it!

  6. I admit that I haven't read this series, but he sounds perfect!