Insurgent, the next installment in Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series, picks up where the story left off in Divergent. The book begins with Tris, who is struggling to control her emotions after having fought and killed people placed under a single, yet very controlling simulation. After taking shelter in the Amity faction, Tris and her group of friends are attacked by members of the Erudite faction. Escaping in a nick of time, they join with the factionless in an attempt to defeat Jeanine once and for all.
Although this book, to many, seems like an interesting and fun read, I did not necessarily enjoy it. The previous book in the series, Divergent, was very well-written and grabbed my attention. However, I felt as if this installment in the series dragged on the battle, and I found myself rushing through the book to get it over with. Since the book was so long, I was hoping that I would be hooked and the pages would fly by. I was disappointed that Insurgent didn’t exceed my expectations, but I would still suggest reading the book because many of my fellow peers love this series.
The most memorable thing about the book was that it seemed more futuristic and out-of-this world, as opposed to the previous installment in the series. The plot was very intense, at times, and was different from any other futuristic books I have ever read.
Reviewed by Mitali, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library