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You might be wondering: what is dystopian? Dystopian can be anything that takes place post-apocalyptic, after world war three, life after an alien invasion, or life after an asteroid hit or a mega-volcanic eruption causing the world to fall into nuclear winter. Basically, dystopian fiction revolves around drastic, futuristic changes. Normal life as we know it has ceased to exist, and almost always, a corrupt leadership has taken over. The plot line often follows a hero or heroine rising up and opposing oppression. Similar to Divergent is The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
Getting back to the topic, Divergent is clearly one of these types of dystopian stories. I'm curious to see the movie for a different reason though. I want to see how the story translates onto the big screen. Since I haven't read the book, I won't know what was left out or which side-characters didn't make it into the screenplay. If the movie makes sense without me needing to have prior knowledge of the storyline, then the movie guys will have done a great job.
The bigger reason I'm going to watch the movie is because I hope to someday see my own books up on the big screen. How cool would that be? I bet Veronica Roth is on cloud nine! Seeing her hard work, blood, sweat, and tears portrayed with real people, actors and actresses, must feel amazing. From an author's standpoint, I know a little bit of what she's feeling. Maybe someday I'll know exactly what she's feeling.