FROM PAGE TO SCREEN: → Divergent - Chapter 20 Come on, think. I stop trying to break the glass. It’s hard to breathe, but I have to try. I’ll need as much air as I can get in a few seconds.My body rises, weightless in the water. I float closer to the ceiling and tilt my head back as the water covers my chin. Gasping, I press my face to the glass above me, sucking in as much air as I can. Then the water covers me, sealing me into the box. Don’t panic. It’s no use—my heart pounds and my thoughts scatter. I thrash in the water, smacking the walls. I kick the glass as hard as I can, but the water slows down my foot. The simulation is all in your head. I scream, and water fills my mouth. If it’s in my head, I control it. The water burns my eyes. […] I scream again and shove the wall with my palm. I hear something. A cracking sound. When I pull my hand away, there is a line in the glass. I slam my other hand next to the first and drive another crack through the glass, this one spreading outward from my palm in long, crooked fingers. My chest burns like I just swallowed fire. I kick the wall. My toes ache from the impact, and I hear along, low groan.The pane shatters, and the force of the water against my back throws me forward. There is air again.
“I do believe in listening to your mind as well and that you need to be smart about certain things, to protect yourself. You need a healthy mix of both really, but it’s important not to think so much that you’re not able to follow your heart.”