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One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian DIVERGENT series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I tried to read Insurgent a while back but I couldn't get past the first 100 pages. I thought that maybe it just wasn't for me but after reading the entire thing I have changed my mind. I think that I may have just been burnt out from reading at that point or needing to read a different genre. This is one of the best sequels that I have read. The continuation of the story is so well done unlike other sequels that I have read. I think that sometimes authors may not have a clear direction which makes them try too hard. They end up adding unnecessary elements to the story that over-complicate things.
I loved the direction the author took Insurgent in. It added a complexity to the story by delving deeper into the flaws of their society and each faction's reaction to them. I also thought that the author showed the effects of events in Divergent well. Tris clearly has PTSD from having to shoot Will as well as witnessing her parents being killed. She is hypervigilent in her search for truth and justice, she has nightmares/flashbacks, and is constantly throwing herself into dangerous situations with no regard for her safety. I can see why people love her so much.
I do feel that I have to disagree with other readers on her relationship with Four. I'm not sure I'm convinced that it is a good relationship because neither of them seem to fully trust each other. They keep things from each other and are not open about their feelings. I didn't like Four as much in this one. He is too hardened by the world around him to empathize fully with what Tris is dealing with.
I was shocked by the reveal at the end of the book. I did not see that coming at all. I'm now wondering what will happen in the next book and how each of the leaders in this book will react to the information that was revealed.