Monday, March 2, 2015

March Book of the Month 2015

The Divergent Series:Insurgent hits theaters on March 20th, 2015, but will fans of the novel on which it's based enjoy the movie? According to author Veronica Roth, the are "clear differences" between her novel and the film we will be watching in just a few short up coming weeks. And though fans may still like the movie, everyone knows the book is always better. So for my Book of the Month, I have Chosen Insurgent by Veronica Roth as a tribute to the movie.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Insurgent is a 2012 science fiction young adult novel by American novelist Veronica Roth, the second book in the Divergent trilogy. As the sequel to the 2011 bestseller Divergent, it continues the story of Tris Prior and the dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago. Following the events of the previous novel, a war now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. While trying to save the people that she loves, Tris faces questions of grief, forgiveness, identity, loyalty, politics, and love.

The book was first published on May 1, 2012 by the HarperCollins imprints Katherine Tegen Books in the U.S. and HarperCollins Children's Books in the U.K, a "Collector's Edition" was published on October 30 in the United States. Insurgent received mostly positive reviews from critics, with reviewers praising Roth's writing.

Insurgent (2015)
Release Date: March 20, 2015 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D)
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Adaptation, Sequel
Director: Robert Schwentke
Screenwriter: Brian Duffield
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoƫ Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Naomi Watts, Daniel Dae Kim, Keiynan Lonsdale
Running Time:119 mins
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.
Official Website: InsurgentTheMovie

Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts star in The Divergent Series: Insurgent based on the second book in author Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling trilogy.  Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) team up with Evelyn (Watts), leader of the Factionless. The insurgent alliance must stop Jeanine (Winslet), who is hunting down Divergents in search of the one that can open a mysterious box.

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you.

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