I might possibly be the last teen alive who has not yet finished reading the Divergent series.
I must admit that I avoided it because I didn't like it's cover.
I know I am defying one of the most important bookworm rules here; don't judge a book by it's cover.
Sorry about that. I am truly sorry... Because I also defied another very important bookworm rule: read the book before watching the movie.
Yes, I watched the movie first. But it made me realize that I was missing out big-time on something amazing.
All of this to say, I started reading the book.
YES it's amazing, and YES I'm totally in love with Tobias. The minute I started reading Divergent, I could not put it down. I just started book two.
I'm sure there are already a billion other blog posts out there about this series, but I think it has some philosophical content which should definitely still be shared HERE. I quote:
"A brave man acknowledges the strength of others."
"I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different."
"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it."
These statements bring tears to my eyes. Especially the last one; it is so, so important to remember we cannot be fearless, that knowing our flaws is what brings us strength and what helps us surpass them.
I made these to illustrate this quote. Which do you like better?