The book I chose to cast is: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. This was my favorite book of 2011. I'm hoping to see it on the big screen eventually, and here is who I'd like to see.
Tris: The MC and narrator of the novel. She abandons her self-sacrificing family for a more exciting future with the Dauntless. She's a fighter, but years of thinking of others' needs first sticks with her. Described in the novel, "I am not pretty--my eyes are too big and my nose is too long--but I can see that Christina is right. My face is noticeable." For that reason, I chose... Dakota Fanning, specifically how she was done up for the Runaways.
Four: The hard-edged Dauntless instructor who has a soft spot for Tris. He values teamwork and bravery and has a shaded past. Described by Tris, "He has a spare upper lip and a full lower lip. His eyes are so deep-set that his eyelashes touch the skin under his eyebrows, and they are a dark blue color..." A tough combo, but I'm going to go with Logan Lerman best known as playing Percy Jackson and about a four out of five himself..on the eye-candy scale.
Christina: Tris' outgoing Candor friend who always says what's on her mind. Described as, "...tall with dark brown skin and short (black) hair. Pretty." I'm going to assume she's black, and select Zoe Kravitz, though I'm not sure how tall she is.
Will: The intelligent Erudite boy who has a thing for Christina. "He is a blond with shaggy hair and a crease between his eyebrows." For him I choose Kendall Schmidt, because I can see him being the smart, nerdy-type, the guy who you can snuggle up to while he reads you excerpts from a textbook. Not that you'd be paying attention to the subject matter.
Eric: The Dauntless leader also taking part in the transfer training. He despises the weak, and is the novel's bully. Described by Tris, "His face is pierced in so many places I lose count, and his hair is long, dark and greasy." I choose Robert Adamson. Yeah we have to toughen him up, but he looks like he could have a mean, dark side.
Al: Tris' large and loyal friend, Al is the golden-retriver type: sensitive and kind. Described in the book, "Al is half a foot taller than Will and twice as broad. As I stare at him, I realize that even his facial features are big--big nose, big lips, big eyes." This was my toughest pick, but I'm going with Miles Teller who played Willard in the remake of Footloose because Willard is a similar character to Al.
That covers the main characters. Join the fun! Cast your favorite book and share the link so we can all see.