We’re counting down the days to Teen Choice 2012 (it’s tomorrow!) and (because we’re nerds), one of the moments we’re looking forward to the most during the show, besides the performances and the epic Breaking Dawn vs. Snow White and the Huntsman battle that’s brewing, is finding out which novel wins for Choice Book. The nominees include Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Giver, The Lucky One and Divergent, which is the only book nominated that has additional books in the series that haven’t come out yet. It’s team Divergent FTW, and here’s why:
5. It’s become the most popular in the least amount of time. Twilight was published in 2005, The Lucky One and The Hunger Games were published in 2008, and The Giver came out in 1993. These books have had years to build loyal fan bases to vote for them. Meanwhile, Divergent was published in May 2011 and the second book, Insurgent came out in May of this year.
4. It hasn’t been made into a movie…yet. Three of the five nominees have been made into a movie and one of the nominees, Twilight, has been made into five movies. Will fans cast their votes based on the books alone without thinking of Robert Pattinson, Josh Hutcherson and Zac Efron or will the movie franchise with the biggest fandom take home the prize?
3. It’s our favorite of the dystopian/monster genre novel that is not by Suzanne Collins. Don’t get us wrong, we also like Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, Shiver and Delirium, but Divergent is the only book we’ve torn through as quickly as The Hunger Games.
2. Because Harry Potter wasn’t nominated. We’re not sure what the criteria is for the new Choice Book category, but if a classic like The Giver can be nominated in the same category as an entire book series like Twilight, then why in the world isn’t J.K. Rowling’s series up for the prize? A movie version of The Giver is currently in pre-production with Jeff Bridges reportedly attached, so maybe the common thread with all the nominees is that they have movie versions set to come out in 2013?
1. It’s really good. First-time author Veronica Roth, who is only 23 years old, created a rich dystopian world in her debut novel that is easy to understand (when so many new dystopian novels aren’t), fast-paced, action-filled and also somehow manages to be romantic all at the same time. We told our friend Joey Graceffa to read it and he loved it as well. So if Joey picked it, you know it’s gotta be good!