Sunday, March 2, 2014

Insurgent Review

Insurgent written by Veronica Roth

Overview: 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.

My Thoughts: It's unreal how relatable these books are. Especially in this one when you find out what the government has been hiding. To go from wanting to die to realizing is the only way to accomplish what her parents died for. Tris is one of those characters that you can relates so much to because she struggles just like everyone does with who they really are. And to have to figure that out in such a small amount of time is hard and confusing for anyone. She also has to deal with everyone she loves or called friend look at her with distrust. Even in the face of maybe losing someone she  cares for she goes for what she believes to be the right thing. Trusting her gut more than her ears and what people are saying. More people today should trust their instincts instead of everything that people tell them. As doctor Gregory House says "Everyone lies". That's another thing I love about Tris she trust herself and what her instincts tell her. Even if others are telling her something different. The characters are so well written and fleshed out its hard not to love them. Tobias (four) is one of those characters that has so much thrust on him but carries it like its nothing. He also contradicts himself a lot with the things he tells Tris. Telling her to not keep secrets yet keeping some himself. Also telling her he thinks she's more perceptive than most, but not taking her advice about what she's heard or seen telling her she's wrong about whatever it is. It's a little frustrating for Tris and you as the reader feel that too. Yet in the end he almost always realizes she's right, and figures out for himself that what she had said about people and situations were spot on. I'm in love with this series so far and can't wait to start reading the Allegiant the last book in this trilogy. Happy reading :) <3

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