Insurgent Book Cover Insurgent
Diverent, Book 2
Veronica Roth
Juvenile Fiction
Katherine Tegen Books

"As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent 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"--



I keep trying to write a serious review of “Insurgent”, but I’m finding it nearly impossible, because I can’t even take myself seriously as a book blogger for loving the entire “Divergent” series so much.

The story is a good one, as long as one sets aside their questioning Erudite nature, but my goodness, it is all so ridiculous.  Why can’t people feel more than one way?  How is it even possible NOT to be Divergent?  These are questions that are not answered in “Insurgent”, and probably will not be answered in “Allegiant”, and I suppose we just accept it all.  And eat more Amity toast.

The entire plot can be summed up by saying that Tris and Four argue and then Caleb does some stuff.  Oh, and we meet Four’s mother.  None of it really makes sense, but again, have some more toast.  I can’t even mark this as a spoiler because it reveals nothing, just as the actual plot reveals nothing.

I want to edit the book.  Then I want to edit “Divergent”.  Then I want to read them again because they are still my guilty pleasures.  Life doesn’t always need to make sense.  Sometimes I need a total fluff read.  I would say the author’s age shows in the writing, but who am I to judge?  Nobody has paid me to write a book.  I doubt they ever will, so good for her!

I do wish they would hire a better editor, though.  It would make me feel just a bit better about my life’s choices right about now.


Content Warning:

Language, Violence, Sexual Situations, Bad Grammar


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