Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Insurgent, by Veronica Roth


Imagine yourself in a world divided by factions: Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, Candor and Dauntless. Tris Prior and Tobias Eaton, both of whom chose Dauntless, must find a way to defeat the Erudite. Jeannine Matthews, leader of Erudite, is trying to study the brain patterns of the Divergent people, a set of people who can survive simulations, through force, of course. In this fast-paced book, one realizes the true meaning of love and friendship–and how much friends can mean in the end.

I liked the way the book was written; it was very action-packed. I also liked how each character had a different story to tell, which became evident as the story progressed. The situations that the characters were placed in really had an impact on the reader, too, because they brought out different traits in the characters and made them either more likable or less. The book also had humor throughout its pages, as each character sought to bring up each other’s spirits with jokes. Overall, the book was very likable and brilliant.

One thing that stood out to me was how deceiving the people in the book can be and how many secrets one can hide. It was astounding.


Reviewed by Gabby, grade 9, Glen Allen Branch Library

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