CDBC Divergent Ch. 16-20 — The Bump
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CDBC Divergent Ch. 16-20

A quick recap, since it's been a little while:

Ch. 16 -- Rankings for Stage 1 are announced. Edward gets stabbed in the eye.
Ch. 17 -- Tris goes ziplining with the Dauntless-born initiates.
Ch. 18 -- Second stage of initiation begins. Tris goes through a simulation faster than anyone else, then flirts with Four afterwards.
Ch. 19 -- Tris learns of political attacks on the Abnegation and her father. More flirting with Four.
Ch. 20 -- Four tells Tris that he knows she is Derivative Divergent, and warns her that she needs to learn how to hide it in simulations or she will wind up dead. Tris asks Tori what it means to be Divergent, and learns that Tori's brother was killed for being Divergent.

Discussion questions:

1. What do you think is the purpose of the simulations?
2. How has making the cut past Stage 1 affected Tris' relationships with her fellow initiates?
3. What does Tris learn about herself when she rides the zipline?
4. Do you have a favorite moment or quote in these chapters?
5. Is there a moment in these chapters that was more of a "huh?" moment?


Re: CDBC Divergent Ch. 16-20

  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    Discussion questions:

    1. What do you think is the purpose of the simulations?
    To find out their deepest fears to exploit them.
    2. How has making the cut past Stage 1 affected Tris' relationships with her fellow initiates?
    They no longer think of her as a little girl, but an actual contender.
    3. What does Tris learn about herself when she rides the zipline?
    She is more dauntless than she realized.
    4. Do you have a favorite moment or quote in these chapters?
    Not sure, can't remember.
    5. Is there a moment in these chapters that was more of a "huh?" moment?
    Can't remember the details at this point. But this is when the book started getting GOOD and I couldn't stop reading it.
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  • Forgot to ask in my initial post,

    Has everyone pretty much read the whole book at this point? How much time do you want in between new discussion threads? 


  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    Yep, I'm done. Oops.
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  • So, how do we regain some momentum here? Should we just skip to talking about the whole book?

    I was just re-reading for discussing the next few chapters and Ch. 21 is a big one ... a lot happens. It could deserve its own thread if people are interested.

    I also have more to talk about for 16-20 but want to give others a chance to share their thoughts before I give my own.


  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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    freezorburn
  • @TJ1979, it might just be you and me in here ...


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    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • freezorburnfreezorburn member
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  • So share with the class -- what did you think about this section?


  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    I'm here!

    :-h
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    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • My gif from a few posts back is fixed. Now it's awesome.


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  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    I've given up on mobile giffing. I just post stills now.
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    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • Yeah my first attempt was mobile but I had a few moments to get on the real computer this morning and attempt the animated version.


  • Oh wait hold on...
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  • TJ1979TJ1979 member
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    Oh wait hold on...

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    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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    freezorburn
  • Ok. The simulations freak me out. I'm afraid of damn near everything, if I had to live through all my fears I would just curl up in a ball on the corner and cry until it was over. Ok and *SPOILER* I know this isn't in this section. But Four's real name annoys the crap out of me. I picture him as Jizzy Pearl-esqe, with tattoos and dark hair and crap. Then when Tris uses his real name I think Arrested Development and my image of him just switches to a bald man in cutoffs.
    LOL! Now I'm not gonna be able to re-read the whole series (for the sake of discussion, mind you) without keeping a straight face.

    I think it's creepy that someone else can see inside of your head, and especially see something that is as personal as fears. Also, as I was reading the chapter where they explained about the simulations, I kept on wondering if Four was that hands-y with the other initiates. Because that would be awkward. And really, really creepy. And while he's busy walking her back to the dormitory, whoops -- Uriah and Drew are still sitting outside the simulation room, waiting for their turn.

    Favorite quote: "We're in a one-hundred-story abandoned building with some Dauntless ... why don't you know that?" -- The first and possibly only intentionally funny line in the book.


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