About “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth

“Insurgent” by Veronica Roth is the second installment in the Divergent series. Following our hero, Tris Prior, as her initiation day into her chosen faction fast approaches. A day that should have been a celebration ends on the brink of war. Tris and her friends must decide where their loyalties lie and what to do with the secrets that have revealed themselves. Tris must also embrace who she is and hopefully not lose those she holds dear in the process.

Tris went from being this timid girl who made an unexpected decision to a woman who understood that she does not understand everything. It was with this development that she begins to question the faction system and what it stands for. The love story between Tris and Four feels very real in this exciting world. Both of them are dealing with their own personal issues and that makes their decisions much harder for them to make. Although, I will say I feel that both are responding to their external struggles very rashly. The reader will hopefully understand why, when their internal struggles become more apparent.

I will say this, one thing that Roth succeeded in above the rest was the plot. It was all over the place and so many things were happening, yet it all made sense in the craziness of war. It keeps you on your feet and makes you not want to put the book down. I highly recommend that you check out this book. What it lacks in style it makes up with an interesting plot and solid character development.

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