Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Insurgent Countdown and Giveaway: 6 Days Left
Welcome to Day 6 of The Book Basement's Insurgent Countdown! As usual, there's a form at the end of this post for the giveaway of copies of Divergent and Insurgent!
Today's topic is Tris & Four.
Wait, you might be thinking. Wasn't yesterday Tris & Four?
Well, yes, kind of. It was the characters individually. Today, I'm focusing on another one of my favorite things about Divergent: the romance.
I'm a romantic. I only read YA books with romance--which, luckily, is basically all of them. I appreciate a good romance story, and I was so surprised by the one in Divergent. It was absolutely fabulous!
When I think of YA romance, I think of two things: insta-love and love triangles. Surprisingly, Divergent has neither! One of the reasons why I love the romance in Divergent is because it's slow building. In the beginning, you're not exactly sure who the love interest is going to be (unless you know before even picking the book up, of course!). Tris and Four slowly begin to talk, opening up to each other just a little bit at a time. And what I love so much is that it starts out as a friendship. They are equals. Four is never condescending. Tris is never a damsel in distress. They have mutual respect for each other, which I think is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
What I mean by mutual respect - no one is higher than the other. They treat and praise each other equally. Example:
Tris thinks, "Four crouches by the side of the bed, and watches me. I see no sympathy in his eyes. I would have been disappointed if I had." (Page 284.)
Four says to Tris, "You aren't giving me that look. Like I'm a kicked puppy or something." (Page 338.)
Pretty equal, right? Ah. They're just SO perfect together! Even though both characters go through so many obstacles, neither of them pity the other.
Anyway. There's no insta-love. And there's no love triangle either. Tris and Four are interested in only each other, and there's never any hint of a love triangle. How refreshing is that!
To stop my rambling before it turns into a novel, I'm ending this post here, haha. Obviously, I love Tris and Four together. I think they're perfect. They're my OTP, without a doubt! What do you think of Tris and Four? Could you ever imagine them with anyone else but each other? If you haven't read Divergent, which fictional couple is your OTP (one true pairing)?
Thanks for stopping by for Day 6! The form for today is HERE! Make sure to leave a comment and/or tweet about the post. :) Remember, a comment on each post gets you more entries, as does tweeting each day! The giveaway is accumulative. Here's Day 7's post.
Day 5 will be what other bloggers have to say about Divergent!