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This week’s playlist is dedicated to one of the anticipated movie adaptations of 2014, Divergent by New York Times Bestselling author Veronica Roth. The movie stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, Theo James as Four Eaton, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet. The movie is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2014 in the United States. How many of you are looking forward to seeing it?
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. (Goodreads.)
- Light Me Up by The Pretty Reckless
For the first jump.
- Help, I’m Alive by Metric
Tris denying her fear and putting forward a hard exterior to make up for what she thinks are her weaknesses.
- New Horizons by Flyleaf
Ferris Wheel/Four asking Tris “Do you have a death wish?”
- Human Behaviour by Bjork
For Four (How Tris sees Four.)
- The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Garbage
Will: “Are you trying to manipulate us?”
Tris: “How on earth would I do that?…I’m just doing the best I can, like anyone else.”
Will: “I don’t know…By acting weak so we pity you? And then acting tough to psych us out?” (Pg 268.)
“You’re going to want to march into breakfast tomorrow and show your attackers they had no effect on you…but you should let that bruise on your cheek show, and keep your head down.” -Four (to Tris) (Pg 286.)
- Heaven by Emeli Sande
End of the book, for her loved ones, because of the lyrics “Will you recognize me, when I’m lying on my back? Somethings gone inside me, and I can’t get it back.”
- Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence + The Machine
General feel of the book.