Insurgent by Veronica Roth
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, 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.
Wouldn’t it be nice for life to be as simple as a book? Most books have a fairytale ending however, Tris, the main character in Insurgent, sees no such thing as a good ending. She faces difficult decisions, life changing choices, and learns more than any sixteen year old ever should. This situation is just the outline of Veronica Roth’s book Insurgent, the second book in the three book trilogy. This novel will have anyone sitting on the edge of their seats although, the things that truly engrossed me into the novel would have to be the theme, the setting, and the plot.
The first element that I enjoyed about Insurgent is the theme. The overall theme of the novel is extremely hard to tell because one could find so many life lessons in the novel. However, to me, the theme is a quote from the book, “The truth has a way of changing people’s plans”. This quote has away for speaking for everyone and it does because it is true. That is probably the reason why so many people get lost into the book even though it is labeled as a dystopian novel.
Another reason I relished the novel is because of the intense setting. Insurgent is placed in a future post- apocalyptic city torn apart by leaders with different views for the city. There is a total of five factions that make up Tris’s city, the abnegation, which is her home faction that is based on respect for others, Dauntless, the faction Tris transferred to, which is based on skill and thrill, and three more. These factions play an important role due to the way it builds up throughout the novel.
The third element that I enjoyed about the book is the plot. The plot of the novel, like any other trilogy grows throughout the series. Locked out of the real world by a fence is one plot twist that I find intriguing that happens to the city. Just like the first book, the climax was building and ends in a cliffhanger, and if you ask me, I get frustrated when a book ends in that manner. Especially when I get into the book and it suddenly ends right in the best part.
In conclusion, I overall enjoyed this book. It has some interesting plot twist and I cannot wait for the third one getting released. I precede that the final novel to the book will be the best yet, I am excited! Judging on the way that the author leaves so many questions unanswered, the last book will have to be promising. This trilogy has been an amazing, I expect to be blown away when the last one is read. Veronica Roth has really outdone herself with her book with the theme, intense setting, and the plot.