Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

InsurgentInsurgent by Veronica Roth

Published May 1, 2012 by HarperCollin’s Childrens Books

525 Pages

One choice can transform you, or destroy you.

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.

My Thoughts

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who read the first book of a trilogy as a stand-alone, and those who don’t.
If you read Divergent, it is impossible not to fall into the latter category.
Allegiant, the finale of the whole electrifying trilogy, came out recently, but to get to Allegiant, we must get through Insurgent first.

rising in active revolt.
“alleged links with insurgent groups”

a rebel or revolutionary.
“an attack by armed insurgents”


rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, insurrectionist, agitator,subversive, renegade, incendiary

In Divergent, we discover that Tris is divergent, and at the end of Insurgent, she becomes a rebel, or, you can call it, a revolutionary.
The fact that Tris killed somebody, a friend, in Divergent plagues her throughout Insurgent, even though it was a kill or be killed situation. We see her being strong despite her painful past, her two parents being killed. We see Tris being brave.
The most insightful part of this book is our new view of Amity, Candor, and even Erudite, factions we’ve never really been able to get to know before. We understand the dynamics of the factions better.
Then we get to actually see the factionless! As well as uncover a secret regarding Tobias . . .
This book just got so emotional for me, with Tris’s battles over her heart and what she feels are the right thing to do. Plus, the ending will make your JAW DROP.
With its insights on human nature, fast action, troubled romance, and FEELS, this book is a must read!

5 stars


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