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Title: Insurgent (Divergent trilogy)

Author: Veronica Roth

Release date: May 01, 2012

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genres: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Dystopian

Pages: 532

ISBN: 9780007442911

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

 

My Review:

SPOILERS

Still amazing! This series amaze me. One of my favorite books of all time!

Okay, so I loved Divergent! I like how Beatrice changed her name into Tris and wanted a new life and started on her own and how she tried to fit in the Dauntless even though she has doubts in her mind and feels like she is still part Abnegation (her former faction) and how she had overcome the initiation and ranked first in her batch and how she and Four met and fell in love with each other. God, there’s just a lot of things that are praise worthy in Divergent.

And same goes with Insurgent, though I liked Divergent more because that is where Tris is finding herself, her purpose and where she decides on what faction to be in and where she thinks she belongs to and that is when she found out about being Divergent. It is where it all started. Here, in Insurgent, happens a lot of twists though. Some of the problems that affected Tris alone and her relationship with Tobias/Four are:

1. The Dauntless have split into half. The Loyal Dauntless and the Traitor Dauntless. Loyal Dauntless like Uriah, Marlene, Lynn, Shauna etc stayed together. They didn’t want to merge with the Erudite and do evil things with them using their technologies. The Traitor Dauntless wants otherwise and sided with the Erudite. They took part in killing the Abnegation from the first simulation that controlled the non-Divergent people.

2. When Tobias needs to stay in Amity with his father, Marcus. We all know that Tobias is afraid of his dad and he doesn’t trust and love him. Marcus was mistreating him when he was young. I know it’s hard for Tobias to be with him in the same roof, let alone plan with him what they’ll do next.

3. When Tris meets Tobias’ mom, Evelyn. Tris didn’t trust her from the very beginning. She knew that she has something in her mind that would do no good. Evelyn is like the factionless leader. She was exiled from Abnegation when she was caught having an affair when Tobias was young. And at the end of Insurgent, y’all wouldn’t like her lol

4. Tris’ brother, Caleb, had turned his back on her. Well, we can never say he turned his back because he never left the Erudite. He was so scared to be factionless that it got to the point where he had to betray Tris and tell Jeanine that she’s Divergent and got three results from the test. Tris trusted Caleb with all her heart because they are family, little had she known that he chose “faction over blood”. Poor Tris, no more family to run to 😦

5. I just noticed, Tris had really shown her “Erudite side” in Insurgent, yes? She thinks a lot and a lot of things had been bugging her mind and also a number of Dauntless had come to her for help because they know that she could think better than mos of them. Even Tobias asked her to come along when he met up with his mom and told her to read her mom if she had a good intention or not, but at the end, he didn’t listen and just sealed a deal with the factionless.

6. When the Loyal Dauntless sealed an alliance with the factionless. Okay, so I think this was a stupid move cos first, factionless aren’t supposed to be trusted. I mean, they were kicked out or didn’t pass in an initiation of one’s faction so I assume that most of them are bitter. Bitter in life, bitter that they didn’t get in the faction that they chose or just plain hate life. So I think it was stupid of Tobias to ally with them. I know he thought his mom was to be trusted but I don’t know, if I was Tris, I’d tell him that I think she doesn’t have good intentions in front of her when they were on the train. That way, Tobias could chose between her, his girlfriend, the one he turns to when things get ugly and the one he trusts the most or his mom, the woman who abandoned him, the woman who is manipulating him and the woman who cheated on his father.

 

7. Peter’s change of heart LOL I must say, I was really surprised he changed sides. Though I felt that he would while I was nearing the part where Tris was about to die, from the beginning, I never thought he’d leave Erudite and join back to Dauntless. Though he did it only because he felt indebted with Tris but still, it was nice of him to save her. I wish he’d change for the better in book three. Hopefully, he could be someone to be trusted by Tris and Tobias lol because honestly, when the book ended, I don’t know who to trust among them anymore, definitely not Marcus, not Evelyn and the factionless and not the Dauntless traitors. So it’s just Tris, Tobias and their Loyal Dauntless friends (Uriah, Christina, Zeke and Tori)
8. Tris and Tobias’ quarreling. They fought so much on this book, oh God. Well, I think it is both okay and not okay. Okay because this way (fighting), they could strengthen their relationship and get to know each other well, like how they really think or they can really be together despite of the differences in thinking and in life’s perspective. And not okay because, I don’t know I just feel bad for Tobias when they fight because most of the time, it is Tris’ fault why they quarrel. She just can’t follow Tobias’ wish which is to stay with him in the headquarters and be safe. She always wants to spring herself up high, volunteer to die or just plain be stupid to catch a bullet for people who doesn’t even appreciate her. I know, it is her “Abnegation” part that made her all do it but it’s just too much. She’s too stubborn.

Well, I guess that is what makes a Divergent unique. They can’t be controlled and be told what to do. Like how Tobias can’t tell Tris that she should be safe with him inside the headquarters. That is why Jeanine is so eager to get rid of them because they are threat that could destroy the Erudite.

I’d love to be Divergent! I’d like to be Tris lol Dauntless and Erudite and Abnegation. But if I had to chose one among the five factions, I’d choose Dauntless. I would be thrilled to be in their training lol jumping from trains and cliffs, learning how to shoot guns and use knives as weapons, having a brawl with your fellow initiates and be ranked and I’d like to taste some of their cake lol I heard it’s delicious! So yeah, Dauntless it is! LOL

So I loved Insurgent, one of my favorite books. I recommend to all my friends and followers, read it. You’ll all love it!