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Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


"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."

My Review:

The book was okay, the ending made up for the rest of it. I don't believe this was as good as Divergent, but I look forward to the next book. This book mostly contained a lot of running around, hiding and fighting, and the plot development was slow. Tobias, was also a bit of a distraction and I found that he didn't have much of a purpose in the book. With that said, I did like the construction, or deconstruction of each faction as we learn more about their role and how different combinations of them can work together.

"Sometimes I feel like I am collecting the lessons each faction has to teach me, and storing them in my mind like a guidebook for moving through the world. There is always something to learn, always something that is important to understand." (269)

I also like how Tris is becoming more independent and is making her own decisions, and taking her own risks. Despite the stupidity, rashness and ill-calculated moves of others, Tris' curiosity and natural instincts help discover the truth behind Jeanine's attack, which brings a revelation.

First Line:"I wake with his name in my mouth." (1)

Last Line: "Then the shouting begins." (525)


"'Died' was just a fact to me then, detached from emotion. But 'dead,' mingling with the churning and bubbling noises in this room, strikes a blow like a hammer to my chest, and the monster of grief awakens, clawing at my eyes and throat." (44)

"The Candor sing the praises of the truth, but they never tell you how much it costs." (155)

"We both have war inside of us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us." (242)

"I wonder how I seem to them. They must see someone I don't see. Someone capable and strong. Someone I can't be; someone I can be. " (265)

"'Tris. Don't do anything stupid.' I force a smile. 'Why do people keep saying that to me?'" (317)

"Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind." (418)

"'Insurgent,' he says. 'Noun. A person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent.'" (458)

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Kindle Edition545 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
ASIN: B00655U3WE

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