Rites of Spring (Break) Spoiler Thread

As promised, a post for you to talk to your heart’s content about Rites of Spring (Break). Comment here if you want to register your surprise that George turned out to be an alien,* your excitement that Amy switched from Literature major to Pre-Med,** and your enthusiasm over the fact that Demetria stole Lydia’s boyfriend.***

Or, you know, whatever really happened.

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* Um, no.
** Hell, no.
*** Can’t even tell you how much no.

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388 Responses to Rites of Spring (Break) Spoiler Thread

  1. Diana says:

    Juliana, Rites of Spring (Break) will be available in Brazil soon. I have sold the book there as well, it’s just not out yet.

    In addition, you may not be aware of this, but sharing books on your PC is a form of stealing. It’s called copyright piracy. I hold the copyright to these books, meaning that making illegal copies (such as sending an ebook from one person to another) is against the law. If people continue to do this, authors will not be able to make money from writing books and will not be able to write books anymore at all. Please don’t do this! It’s my job, and I’d like to be able to keep doing it.

    I’d prefer you waited until the book was available in your country.

  2. Shannon says:

    are we going to find out what the deal is with Harun & Jenny…I mean I can speculate all day long, but I want cold, hard facts!! Plus, did I get undertones of Clarissa crushing on George in ROSB? Or am I crazy? I just reread all three & feel like I could read them again now! I love them!

  3. distracted says:

    I agree with you Shannon on both points. I really liked Jenny and Harun, and I want to know more! Plus, I too thought Clarissa was crushing on George. I thought maybe C & G would end up together, since they have similar backgrounds. But I confess that I want him to secretly be in lurve with Amy (even though I want her to end up with Poe). I’m pathetic.

    I was so excited to see the counter on the blog today. I CAN’T WAIT! =)

  4. Diana says:

    Hey, y’all, don’t forget to come back this Friday, when the special Valentine’s Day Secret Story goes up. It’s, um, not about any of the couples you’re discussing at the moment, but it’s going to be fun!

    I kinda feel that most people, given George’s charisma, are going to be a bit dazzled by him, and Clarissa is no exception. Do any of you think it’s possible they’ve hooked up in the past?

  5. Pam says:

    To answer Diana – I always thought that it was possible that George and Clarissa hooked up in the past. They clearly run in the same social circles at school and might have even before Eli. Their fathers are at least familiar with each other, as both are Diggers. So that they hooked up before junior/senior year would not surprise me.

  6. christina says:

    @ distracted:

    I completely agree to wanting George to be in love with Amy, but having Amy remain with Poe! I think it’s because I love George so much as a character, that I’m happy for whatever keeps him the focus.

  7. Diana says:

    Christina, But if that were true, poor George! How can you say you love him and also want him to suffer the pain of watching someone he love be with someone else? Heartless, I tell you! πŸ˜‰

    Isn’t it bad enough that she’s with someone he thinks is a jerk (as he calls Poe in ROSB)? Regardless of the nature of his feelings for Amy?

    Actually, I kinda love that romantic agony, I must admit. πŸ˜‰

  8. distracted says:

    But Diana, didn’t George change his mind about Poe by the end of ROSB? So, not completely heartless. =)

    I guess its possible that G & C had hooked up, but I think that both of them would have admitted it in their CVs, since neither of them are particularly shy (and Clarissa’s CV was very detailed, apparently). George seems to withheld details on his hookup with Amy only because she wanted that (and because of his secret lurve). πŸ˜‰

    Also, you never said anything about Jenny and Harun. Throw us a bone!

  9. Alexa says:

    I want George to be happy with Clarissa or as happy as he can be.
    I thought he’d mellowed towards Poe at the end of ROSB too but I kind of get the feeling he won’t miss an opportunity to wind him up by referring to his and Amy’s past πŸ™‚

  10. Diana says:

    You’re right, Distracted and Alexa, he did mellow out about Poe at the end. I remember my own books, I swear! It’s just that my head is all filled with my new book right now, and not the Diggers…

  11. Diana says:

    Just wanted to give y’all a head’s up that the newest secret story has been posted!

  12. Anna says:

    Yay! Was the password emailed to us though? I don’t seem to have it in my email and can’t get into it. πŸ™

  13. Kelsey says:

    yeah i can’t get it and i don’t think i got the email either.

  14. Diana says:

    The email went out, guys. Check your spam folders. πŸ™‚

  15. distracted says:

    Is it March yet? I’m not sure I can make it to May!

  16. Tiff says:

    I’ve been re-reading SSG, and I have a question (that might not be answerable, but hey, I want to be on the record for asking):

    On page 108 of the green edition, everyone’s watching the initiation of Harun, and Angel asks, “Are they speaking–German?” Amy then questions whether Angel had been “subjected to that tableau as well.” If not, why? Why does it seem like only Amy did the whole Grim Reaper thing (with Poe, and the whole almost-kiss)?

  17. Steph says:

    I am currently re-reading the whole series with the secret stories at their appropriate points in the sotry and it is so exciting to see the puzzle fit together. Thanks for giving me something to occupy my time till T&G Diana!

  18. Christina says:

    Read ROSB again in anticipation for T&B and I fell in love with Poe and Amy all over again. Seriously. I love the slow progression of their relationship through the books and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Oh, and that scene in the showers when Poe surprises Amy is hot. Very nicely done, Diana. πŸ™‚

  19. lu says:

    I think George would like to hook up with Angel (since he groped in the Dragon’s head secret cubby and then she hit him). I do not think they have hooked up yet. They would make a good pair however even I think George deserves better than Clarissa. Her character is someone who you have fun with but never become close friends. George seems to have more substance than her.

    I always wanted Poe (I personally like the mysterious quiet men)for Amy, however I am worried that she will break his heart. If I would pick a Sun Sign for Poe, it would be Scorpio. They have a lot of emotion just under the surface.

    I think one great thing about this story was not only the love interest but friendships. It seems like Jenny and Demetria are coming through as good friends for Amy (as well as Lydia). I like Demetria, she is very passionate. I would never want to be her foe. I hope Tap and Gown has more of her emotional outbursts.

  20. Lisa S. says:

    To continue on with Tiff’s question about the whole Amy initiation thing, I thought when I was first reading the initiation scene in SSG that Amy was a special tap for reasons I didn’t know about yet (only girl being tapped, best tap, whatever). But when she goes into the room and sees everyone else who was tapped, I totally got confused because she obviously wasn’t the only girl and there were a lot more powerful taps in her group. And then I got so confused by Clarissa’s “Is that German?” comment and still wonder if maybe Amy’s initiation was different than the rest. But why would that be??? Maybe Clarissa during her initiation didn’t realize it was German so wondered if anyone knew for sure? I don’t know.

  21. Diana says:

    RE: Initiation

    All the taps pretty much see the same thing (or as many that can given the number of rooms they might set up and the time constraints that they are under — you see more about this in Tap & Gown, when D177 is planning an initiation from the inside). Amy’s observation of Clarissa in that scene is meant to communicate something about Amy’s state of mind; she’s paranoid, confused, and it’s dawning on her here that the others know each other and are less surprised than she is about what just happened to them. While she never TRIES to be an unreliable narrator, sometimes she doesn’t see things completely clearly. (And sometimes I just don’t pull it off).

    I do want to clarify that there’s nothing “special” about Amy’s tap or initiation. She’s just the same as the others, no special status.

    It’s funny that Lu thinks George is too good for Clarissa. I tend to think that clarissa is too good for George, in that she’s had enough hard times with men in her life, and needs a guy who will treat her right. I do find it interesting how many people think they hooked up, though…

  22. Julia says:

    So… it took me well over an hour to catch up on all the posts here (and I’ll admit to not reading them all…)

    But I can say this- ROSB is my fave SSG novel yet– its the only one that I can re-read and be ready to re-read it again right away. I’m in the process of re-reading the whole series in anticipation of the last installment (did the same thing with HP7, which is why I didn’t read it until the fall after it came out) except that I’m flying through the SSG novels– even adding in the secret stories!

    I can say that I am a reluctant member of Team Poe/Jamie– mostly because it took me awhile to come around, much as I imagine it was like for Amy herself. But as long as Amy’s happy, I’m happy. I would say that couple I would be sorely disappointed to see break up would be Lydia and Josh- mostly because I think it would be super hard for Amy (and they’re sweet together).

    Clarissa is too good for George and it would just fuel the fire for the patriarchs if every female tap ended up dating within the society… (George needs a smack in the head, but I think he knows it)

    Whoever said that Blake Lively would make a good Odile was so right (except that she’s not super short/small)… I think most of the choices for Poe are too “in your face” good looking. He needs to be more of a goes unnoticed good looking, otherwise the flow of the story lines won’t work (my opinion of course). For some reason Leslie Bibb pops in my head for Clarissa and I can’t cast George- it’s impossible.

    At some point there were comments about Gilmore Girls- and Diana commented on how well it captured Yale and Eli is based on Yale– and I realized that when I picture Amy & Lydia’s suite- I am visualizing Paris and Rory’s first suite. weird. πŸ™‚

    Lastly, I would just like to say that I enjoy Diana’s books SO MUCH. I picked up the first one on a whim… then the second for a plane trip. The third I stalked the stacks in my local target for weeks waiting for it to appear and finally checked in out at the library (and later purchased it, since the late fines I accrued due to re-reads were just stupidity on my part). I now plan to visit a book store on May 19th and take the day off from work to enjoy 4. I did realize WHY I like the books so much.

    In part- yes, its because I can see some of myself in Amy– an its always fun to empathize with a character. (truth be told, it made me want to start my own secret society for my masters program– yes, I’m a dork) And the story sounds pretty similar to when I was in college– its exciting, romantic, etc. But the heart of it that its written so intelligently. I LOVE Gilmore Girls, West Wing, Sports Night (see a theme here?) and the movie 10 Things I Hate About you all for the same reason. I love the use of language and the intelligent and quick verbal interplay between the characters. THANK YOU Diana for providing this in written form for people like me. (but now I join those that would like to see SSG be a movie or TV show)

  23. Daphne says:

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed all the books…I read all three of them in 3 days, the last one I started at 7 am & was finished in less than 12 hours (and I have a 2 year old who demands a lot of attention).
    I especially enjoy Amy/Jamie’s relationship, like pretty much eveyone else has said. I love the kind of relationship that almost comes out of nowhere, especially for the people involved. I can totally see Amy’s POV regarding going after Jamie after she found out he liked her…I think before then she didn’t even consider that he would be an option, because she thought he wouldn’t see her that way.

    regarding the whole casting of the fake movie, i have a few suggestions:

    Poe: Bryan Greenwood, not classically handsome, but good-looking
    George: I’m gonna have to pull someone from Gilmore Girls, Matt Czuchry–he totally pulls off the whole entitled rich-boy dynamic
    Amy: I like Amber Tamblyn, she’ll do

    I hope that Poe & Amy’s relationship survives this book. I already pre-ordered it (as well as the new Meg Cabot, which comes out next week, can’t wait). Anyway, Diana, thanks for writing such entertaining books. Hurry up, May 19th!

  24. asphodelev says:

    Oh man, if we are talking about movie casting,

    Ben Whishaw is the PERFECT Poe. Seriously.
    (I think he even has gray eyes)

    Go team Poe! He is the sexiest one. Who can resist that sort of sexual tension?

  25. savagebird23 says:

    I don’t think anybody else has commented on this, but I’m sorry if I am just repeating. I wanted to comment on the Secret Story of Poe in D.C. I thought it was interesting that at the end he was shocked that Amy was able to act like she didn’t know him when she was talking to Poe’s dad and was able to actually keep a secret. When, in reality she really didn’t know him by his real name yet. She says half-way through UTR on pg. 180 that she had been able to avoid learning his real name! And of course his dad would have been calling him Jamie and not Poe.

  26. distracted says:

    I’ve loved all of the secret stories and can’t wait until the final one. As for my vision of Poe, I picture Christian Coulson, who played the young Tom Riddle in Harry Potter, specifically this pic: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/old_leaky/images/actors/Christian%20Coulson.jpg

    His eyes may be the wrong color, can’t really tell, but there’s just something sexy about him. =)

  27. Diana says:

    Distracted, that’s the picture I’ve got in my head of Poe as well. I think it may be the undershirt that does it.

  28. Christina says:

    Funnily enough, I am imagined Christian Coulson to be Poe as well. He’s beautiful.

  29. Kelsey says:

    all i have to say is … =D to that idea!! hehe. =)

  30. Laurie says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost here!! It’s like Christmas in the summer, Tap & Gown is almost here! It’s been a year since I first finished the last book, it seems like a life time ago!

    Anyway, just wanted to say to Diana how much I absolutely love, loved, loved, the last secret story! That was by far my favourite!

    I also wanted to comment on some of the picks for the fictional casting of the fictional SSG movie lol, even though I whole heartedly agree with a comment made ages ago about how this series should be made into a television series instead of a movie. Anyway, I agree with Julia the Leslie would be a great Clarissa, it totally reminds me of her role on the show Popular… yes I actually watched that. And Daphne I so agree with you on your pick of Matt Czuchry as George. George has always been the hardest to place for me but when you mentioned Matt Czuchry it was like a light bulb went off in my head, he would be the perfect George! Daphne did you mean Bryan Greenberg as Poe? I looked for Bryan Greenwood, nothing showed up and it directed me to Bryan Greenberg. Although I don’t quiet see him as Poe, I must admit that he is so yummy. If he ever did play Poe I would totally pray that I some how miraculously got the part of Amy, even though I’m not an actress haha.

    Ahh, I can’t wait until Tuesday! =D

    Diana you’re a genious! I’ve never been so attached to a series of books before, sure a television series, but never books. =P

  31. Laurie says:

    Tuesday! =D I just can’t say much how happy I am for Tuesday to come around =D

  32. Jodie says:

    No Spoilers I promise…

    OH MY GOSH, DIANA!!!! My copy of Tap & Gown was waiting for me when I got home from work!!! I just finished it and it is SOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOO freaking good. I LOVE IT!!! I’m totally going to read it again and come back later when people have had a chance to read it so I can actually comment…but I just had to get it out here that T&G is FABULOUS!

  33. Diana says:

    Hi, Jodie!

    Glad you liked it. Feel free to discuss Tap & Gown on the Tap & Gown Spoiler Thread, which is already up and running.

  34. Laura says:

    I’m very late to the game, but I just finished Rites of Spring Break. Fantastic! The upside to being so late is that my copy of Tap & Gown just arrived, so I can dive right in. I am both excited and bummed to find out how it all wraps up.

    Diana, I usually don’t comment like this, but as a huge Veronica Mars fan (who still runs a fan community), I was very excited to read that you are as well. Being a Veronica/Logan shipper, now I understand why I was immediately drawn to Poe and Amy. It makes sense! πŸ™‚

  35. VictΓ³ria says:

    hi Diana!
    I”m Brasilian and I love your books but here in Brazil only arrived the first two books (SSG and UTR).
    I’m crazy to read the next books but not yet translated.
    You’re a grest writer..
    kisses ;**

  36. Silvia says:

    Wow, boy am I “tardy for the party”, lol, yeah, I went there!!!
    so, anyway, since there’s a whole new spoiler thread for tap & gown, I supposed this onw isn’t getting much love anymore BUT, It just saved my afternoon…I’m from Brazil and I started reading SSG this past friday, and ate it all up, finishing ROS(B) this very morning…i’m pretty sure i’ll be buying Tap and Gown online in a few hours, talk about addiction, but that’s good books for you!!
    I don’t think I have much more to say that hasn’t been said, or that much time seeing I have to leave to go to college, but I’d like to say, I saw the Poe crush coming from MILES away, and loved it, and loved what you did about it and can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
    I was a little sad about how the George/Amy relationship played out in this book because they were such cute friends, and because I’m not sure she was mad at him for the right reasons, I mean, I think he is very harmless, and cute, and gorgeous, and to be played by Jason Ackles…yum, no one could resist that!! but the way he treated her during that talk after they busted the Elysion meeting…he was so agressive with her, and that broke my heart, but I hope they will resolve everything during number 4.
    Also….Brandon doesn’t fly in my radar…at all… he’s very blah as far as I’m concerned, but I think it’s because I’m so much more interested in the Diggers, haha
    In my mind I see Poe as Paul Wesley: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3797518592/tt1405406 Talk about Broody McBroodsAlot, and have you seen him without a shirt?? GREAT shoulders!!

    and well, on a last note, i just wanted to commento on how relatable you are Diana!! talking about Buffy, Angel (had to close my eyes there, just love him too much), Veronica Mars, and Harry POtter, my OTHER fav series!!
    so can’t wait to be all read up on the Ivy League, and can anyone point the way to the secret stories??

  37. silvia says:

    Wow, boy am I \”tardy for the party\”, lol, yeah, I went there!!!
    so, anyway, since there\’s a whole new spoiler thread for tap & gown, I supposed this onw isn\’t getting much love anymore BUT, It just saved my afternoon…I\’m from Brazil and I started reading SSG this past friday, and ate it all up, finishing ROS(B) this very morning…i\’m pretty sure i\’ll be buying Tap and Gown online in a few hours, talk about addiction, but that\’s good books for you!!
    I don\’t think I have much more to say that hasn\’t been said, or that much time seeing I have to leave to go to college, but I\’d like to say, I saw the Poe crush coming from MILES away, and loved it, and loved what you did about it and can\’t wait to see how it unfolds.
    I was a little sad about how the George/Amy relationship played out in this book because they were such cute friends, and because I\’m not sure she was mad at him for the right reasons, I mean, I think he is very harmless, and cute, and gorgeous, and to be played by Jason Ackles…yum, no one could resist that!! but the way he treated her during that talk after they busted the Elysion meeting…he was so agressive with her, and that broke my heart, but I hope they will resolve everything during number 4.
    Also….Brandon doesn\’t fly in my radar…at all… he\’s very blah as far as I\’m concerned, but I think it\’s because I\’m so much more interested in the Diggers, haha
    In my mind I see Poe as Paul Wesley: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3797518592/tt1405406 Talk about Broody McBroodsAlot, and have you seen him without a shirt?? GREAT shoulders!!

    and well, on a last note, i just wanted to commento on how relatable you are Diana!! talking about Buffy, Angel (had to close my eyes there, just love him too much), Veronica Mars, and Harry POtter, my OTHER fav series!!
    so can\’t wait to be all read up on the Ivy League, and can anyone point the way to the secret stories??

  38. Diana says:

    THanks, Silvia! The Secret Stories are here. Enjoy!