...I'm reading Divergent and it's all dystopian and dramatic and what have you. So far, there are these three teenage main characters, but I don't think my mental pictures of them are *quite* what the author had in mind.
For instance, Beatrice, the main character. She comes from a simpler society and wears her hair in a braid, with loose clothing. This is what I've got in my head:
And then there's Al (Al? Really?). If you wanted to be cliche about it, you'd call him a gentle giant. Big and broad but he cries into his pillow at night. You know, someone like this:
Lastly, Christina. She's a bit mouthy (or honest, if you prefer) and knows how to use eyeliner. And she's got chin-length black hair, "pinned back with silver clips." You know where I'm going with this:
So far, reading Divergent feels a little bit like reading this:
There's even a make over involved! And of course you know how I'm picturing Four, the angsty dreamboat (staple of the YA novel):
Get it? Get it, guys?? Because he IS Number Four! Oh ho, my wit.
Just kidding. This is really how I picture Four:
(Is this all a sign that I've watched the same fifteen minutes of Mean Girls on TV too often?)