Insurgent is the sequel to “Divergent”. Have you read “Divergent”?
If you have not read “Divergent” go away now, read “Divergent” and then come back.
“Insurgent” picks up where “Divergent” left off.
It is as fast paced and in a lot of ways even more brutal than “Divergent”. Tris is still struggling with discovering who she is and is also struggling with what she has done. Tobias is still with her and thankfully we don’t get a love triangle. We learn a lot more about the other factions and there are a lot of characters. I would often get confused about who is who but that could just be my memory going from age. Some characters are not as well drawn as Tris and sometimes I question their motivation. The answers seemed to simple sometimes, possibly to just keep the plot moving.
We learn more about the Divergent and who else is Divergent but some don’t seem as well rounded as others. Perhaps this will come out more in the third book. Yes there will be a third book and I will be WAITING impatiently for it to come out. Perhaps I shouldn’t have read this one so fast.
I still really like Tris. She’s a strong character and she makes bad choices. She is struggling but also learning as she goes, about love, friendship, loyalty, truth. This book is a struggle between factions. Using what each one is good at for their purpose or against them. The book ends with a big revelation and I’m curious what the third book will bring. I think we will end up outside the fence.
There are a lot of similarities with “The Hunger Games” but it is different. Tris is not Katniss and the world they are fighting in is very different. I really enjoy Veronica Roth’s writing, she is really good at pacing and I do like her characters. If you’re looking for a good quick read I definitely recommend it but read “Divergent” first. Although she kinda covers back story I would have been really lost if I hadn’t read “Divergent”.
Also the book has been optioned for a movie, I will be really curious about who they cast and what look the movie will have.
Have you read it? Did you like it?