Divergent is the newest craze to hit teens and, let’s face it, adults. To coincide with the DVD release of the movie adaptation of the popular series, the Library has planned a Divergent party just for teens! We’ll be showing the movie (rated PG-13) on Thursday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m. On Thursday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m., teens are invited to our “Choosing Ceremony,” where you’ll find out to which faction you belong. I took the test today, and I was pretty surprised by what my faction turned out to be. Test results showed that someone on staff is actually Divergent, but I promised to keep her name hush hush.
If you’ve not read the “Divergent” books, I highly recommend starting the series. Like everything else in the YA world, it is a trilogy, but the good news is, they’ve all been published, so you won’t have to wait impatiently for the next installment. The books are filled with teen angst and love, but they’re much more than that. The series also deals with more serious issues like freedom of choice and corruption at top levels of government. They’re a great read if you’re looking for your next “Hunger Games” fix. I’m grateful to author Veronica Roth if for no other reason than we all know now what words like “abnegation” and “amity” mean. I always love authors who singlehandedly increase my vocabulary.