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.
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The book is A million times better than the movie!!!! Can't wait to read the next one. If you like the hunger games series you will love the divergent series!
This book was pretty boring. The narrator still bothered me a bit. I listen to the whole thing, but it was a bit of a struggle to stay awake despite the occasional interesting moment. I don't think I will buy the third based on my experience with this book.
Outstanding performance by Emma Galvin. I can't see difference between the original movie and overall interpretation.
Insurgent met my expectations in pretty much every way. It expanded the world in giving us much more insight into factions we saw little of in Divergent (particularly Candor and Amity, and of course the Factionless). It forwarded the story beautifully, and it deepened the characters as they grew. It gave more action, more conflict, more suspense, and a ton more tension.
Unfortunately, it also lived up to what I'm starting to think of as "Second Book Stigma" where the second book of a trilogy just plods along, at least for me.
Insurgent was not boring, nor was it uneventful. A ton of stuff happened, and it was great, really, but for some reason, I felt dragged along for a lot of the middle section of the book. I don't know if the conflict set up early, regarding Marcus's knowing some secret information, just ended up pushed too far aside during that section in favor of dealings with Tris and Jeanine, or what it really was, but I was underwhelmed with a good two-fifths of the book.
I'll tell you, though, the last fifth of the book blew my mind. The ending surprised me, and that left me in a euphoric, disbelieving state for a good hour after the last sentence. I am primed and ready to dig into the last book, Allegiant, after that ending.
This second book of the Divergent series moved along and kept my attention.
The story is not complex, but you need to remember the intended teenage audience.
I'm looking forward to "reading" the next/lasr installment.
I find the performance too flat. it's hard not to tune it out sometimes.
As for the text, I did not enjoy the first book at all and barely finished it. I'm not sure why I chose to start the second considering that but I'm glad I did. it's much better. Still not great, but hopeful for the third.
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