If you’re the type of person who counts down the days to book releases (Yes, I’m really giving away a copy of “Insurgent.” Details are below.), then you’re likely the kind of person who finds a bit of yourself in a story and identifies with specific characters in those books.
You likely cling to these identifiers and will argue passionately about how you’re a Ravenclaw no matter what Pottermore says or how Katniss really should’ve chosen Gale because they have so much more in common! (But really, how nutritious is squirrel and venison for dinner? At least with bread you can make a gamey sandwich.)
I feel like all book lovers could wear name tags that read something like this:
Hello, my name is Laura and I…
- am in Gryffindor
- am Uncured
- know where where my towel is
- chose Dauntless (But likely missed the jump from the train to the building)
- am on Team Cricket (Yes, I’ve been involved in Étienne v. Cricket discussions.)
- live in District 12 — I really do, but I’d be a starving vegetarian if this were Panem. (I would’ve picked District 4, but my desire to snuggle with Finnick is far outweighed by my fear of shark attack.)
- am on Team Hot Guy Who Tried to Kill Bella to Prevent “New Moon” (James, was it?)
If you think about it, we all have some of these identifiers, which brings me to this giveaway I mentioned. Thanks to the kindness of a friend, I now have two copies of “Insurgent” pre-ordered, and while I could just cancel the order I placed myself, I thought it would be more fun (and very Abnegation of me) to simply change the order info and send that book to one of you!
To enter, simply leave a comment below with your own literary name tag from any books you’d like (Be sure to include your faction and your correct email address!), and then one week from today, I’ll use random.org to select a winner. I’ll contact you for your **mailing address and then have “Insurgent” shipped to you on May 1! This giveaway is now closed.
If you’d like to tweet this post, that would also be appreciated. I look forward to reading your literary name tag!
Want to get even more hyped up about Veronica Roth’s second book? Check out the “Insurgent” trailer below.
**U.S. and Canada address only, please.
Congratulations to Julie Maughon (comment #15), a fellow starving vegetarian in Panem. A copy of “Insurgent” will be heading your way on May 1!
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