Insurgent by Veronica Roth book review
This is the second installment of the Divergent series. While it does follow the first book, Divergent, if you have not read it I still think you could get through this one as it recaps every now and then concerning the important factors from the first book. The first book was definitely action packed and this one is definitely no different!
As we learned from Divergent, one choice can transform or destroy you, but every choice has consequences. Tris Prior has learned a great deal from the Dauntless initiation training that allows her to continue to fight what she believes in while continue to try to save those she loves. Tris deals with grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’ initiation day should have a day of celebration, but we’ve learned that it was definitely not a time to celebrate. She realizes that the world she’s been living in was one that contained lies and unspeakable horrors. After said initiation day, everything in Tris’ life went haywire. There is now a war between the factions as their ideologies grows. As Tris has understood at a young age, sides must be chosen and secrets will emerge about what she thought she knew about her friends and family.
Tris battles choices that she makes as she fully embrace her Divergence whether she likes it or not.
The story also continues to expand on the relationship between Tris and Four as it digs deeper into the life of Four as he too is battling his own demons and past life. We learn a great deal about Four in this book that has allowed him to become the man he is today.
I feel like this book is also an easy read and one that contains a little more politics than the first book; so do pay attention! :) I read this book in about 24 hours simply because it pulled me in so deep that I had to find out what would happen with Tris and Four.