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 best-selling 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.
©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
The story line and narration were both complementary of one another. I enjoyed this story and am eager for the final book of the trilogy.
I had the pleasure of listening to this book on a long car ride with my 15 year old granddaughter. After arriving at our destination, I then read Divergent. We finished Insurgent on the ride home and are now listening to Allegiant. What a wonderful experience this has been. I can't wait for the movie!
I got bored and didn't finish the second book. If I hadn't already downloaded all three books (because I was expecting a great series), I wouldn't have even paid for the second book. Have no interest in finishing this book or starting the third. Maybe if I watch the movie I'll regain the interest
First book was good and engaging. I was surprised since it seems it was targeted for mid-teen readers.
Insurgent seem to want to demonstrate that the characters are all spoiled suburban teens who are all competing for who has had it worse. At least 30% of the book is dialog between characters complaining about nobody understands them. They grew up in post apocalyptic Chicago.. I think they know how to cope with a little bit of hardship.
If petty high school drama is what you seek. Look no further! Since Tris was literally forced to kill her boyfriend, Christina's response is... "I think I can start to forgive you now." Forget about her parents being gunned down in front of her, Tris will bitch about this one incident for at least 5% of the book. No kidding.
Generally, the plot starts abruptly and seemingly unrelated to the first. Also, let's not forget the enormous plot hole regarding collecting Divergent people. The city is full of Divergents and instead of grabbing a few of them from your own headquarters, the pacifists or randomly off the street, let's have a shootout! I thought Erudite were suppose to be smart.. Hmm.
I could barely make it through this book. I only stuck with it hoping it would get better.. It didn't. I will save you the trouble, read the first 3 chapters and read the last 3 chapters. That will give you everything you need without the filler.
While I returned this book, I do intend to give the third one a try. I hope the author improved her story.
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
Good second book in the trilogy. Thank you to those that recommended and encouraged me to read it. I thought this had more action than the first, and it seemed to have more twists than I was expecting. I am going on to the third book - but would recommend this trilogy to others.
Yes, I think it helped develop the world of Trice even further, and I'm fascinated by it.
Christina, she is the only character that seems to be growing, learning and altering her behaviors based on her experiences. Some of the other characters tend to learn a lesson, then they can't believe it took them so long to learn it, and then five minutes later, they make the same mistakes again. This just isn't true to how people behave.
I love all the scenes where the thrill factor is the highest, I don't want to spoil the book!
Not really, there are highs and lows of course, but nothing seemed so extreme as to make me laugh or cry. Come to think of it, that probably means that when the characters in this book die, and I'm not sad about it, that the author may not have done a very good job at making the reader love her characters.
The fact the Trice and Tobias have to go through the same "trust me" lessons with each other, over and over again, and always seem to fight makes me frustrated with the characters. In addition, the moments where they make up with each other, there isn't much of a heart to heart, and the kissing that follows doesn't seem so passionately that you feel like either character should really be over their problems with each other. The constantly volatile mistrust between these characters grinds on you, and at this point, I'm not sure I'd even be sad if they broke up. They are young, and probably not the best couple given all the problems they are always having. That is sad, because the reader loves to fall in love with the love characters share, and in this book its just not here. The story is still fascinating though, and if you aren't seeking lovable characters and relationships, then it's perfect for you.
NOT EVER READING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN Better
no, I like the Hunger Games. But this book series was terrible!!
it wasn't her performance, it was the books
Not really. very formula
Don't WASTE YOUR TIME!!!
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I love the way the dramatic tension was kept up.
The ending included a game-changing revelation at just the right point.
My sympathies were always with Tris, as no doubt the author intended.
As I said before, the tension never really let up.
Rated PG-13 for violence and dystopian themes.
Audible fan!...Why didn't I discover audiobooks sooner? I would rather listen than watch.
Emma Galvin puts as much life possible into the story as she can. It is well read. The story, however, needs help. Tris is supposedly Dauntless or Divergent showing aptitude for three faction but I think there should be another faction of Ditherers. She could be their leader. I think I had my limit of indecision, crying, lying, and whining. I guess I will have to see why my 13 year old daughter likes this so much (though I do get a fair amount of crying out of her too).
Yes, the words are the all meaningful and detailed where I can illustrate it in my head.
The words in the ending is the best!! Had it on repeat for 10x.
Emma Galvin is great in providing the emotions and speech. She has a lovely voice. Perfect. Will definitely listen to her audible books
The ending! Read it to the end. Don't skip.
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