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Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy #2)

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ISBN13: 9780062024046
ISBN10: 0062024043
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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 bestselling 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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"Roth knows how to write. So even though this second book of the trilogy that began with Divergent feels like a necessary bridge between the haunting story she created in book one and the hinted-at chaos of book three, readers will be quick to forgive. Tris, reeling from the loss of her parents and guilt-ridden over having shot her best friend, must escape the Erudite faction's horrific takeover by fleeing first to Amity and then Candor. Reluctantly, she joins forces with the 'factionless' to defeat Erudite. As stubborn and self-destructive as ever, Tris butts heads with Tobias and tests everyone's (perhaps even readers') patience. Roth keeps every chapter action-packed, moving Tris tantalizingly close to learning the secret her parents were fighting to unleash. The author has a subtle way of pulling readers into a scene ('The outside air...smells green, the way a leaf does when you tear it in half'), and the novel's love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book. Ages 14 – up. Agent: Joanna Volpe, Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"The depth and richness of Beatrice herself make this an accessible option for both sci-fi buffs and realistic fiction fans." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"This gritty, paranoid world is built with careful details and intriguing scope. Fans snared by the ratcheting suspense will be unable to resist speculating on their own factional allegiance. Guaranteed to fly off the shelves." Kirkus Reviews

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"This is one fast-paced read that sticks in your head for days after you put it down, both because of its video-game-like scenes and its thought-provoking premise." Hollywood Crush, MTV.com

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Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first book in a trilogy that she began writing while still a college student. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband call the Chicago area home.

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The Lost Entwife, March 6, 2014 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
This is my week of exploring the world of Veronica Roth, captured in the books of the Divergent trilogy. I remain solidly in the four stars rating after reading Insurgent, let me just start off with that. Roth continued the pace set up by the first book of the trilogy and her world grew stronger with the revelation of new and interesting twists and turns. This review will have some spoilers (unavoidable in subsequent series book reviews) so if you haven't read Divergent, I urge you to do so first.

Still, Insurgent also solidified my deep dislike of the romance angle. I admire both Tris and Four - but together they seem weakened. All the strength that Roth built up with Tris's training and testing in Divergent seemed to be taken away by admiration for a boy. More so than admiration, out and out lust. I'm sorry, but I find it supremely unbelievable that in the middle of all the chaos taking place in Insurgent, anyone's mind would be on finding a corner to make out in. Especially considering what all Tris goes through up until the end of Insurgent.
That little rant over, let me talk about what I really loved in Insurgent. I loved that Roth kicks it up a notch. Just when I thought I had things figured out, she sweeps aside the dust from the foundation she built in Divergent and begins to build the first story of the house. That first story remains pretty solid, given the foundation that was laid out. Without the groundwork done, there were a few elements of Insurgent that would have come off as weak or far-fetched, but I really didn't have a problem believing in the story, which honestly surprised me. I found myself really and truly buying in to what I was reading.

Insurgent is one of the more strong middle books I've read in a trilogy in quite some time. There was a definite plan laid out and movement toward an end goal, something I really appreciated. I put down the book thinking that it gave me something to mull over and, had I needed to wait for the third book (but I didn't so yay me), I think Insurgent would have given me enough to tide me over.
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Kacey, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Kacey)
While the first book in the Divergent series was enjoyable, this second book was hard to finish. The plot seemed to take a backseat to the main character's teenage angst with her first boyfriend. Ex: I love you! But I don't trust you. Let's make out. Wait, why are we making out? I'm mad you didn't trust me! But I still love you!
Bleh.
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golfgrl988, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by golfgrl988)
I absolutely loved this book! I devoured divergent in one sitting and the same was true for Insurgent. I can't wait for the third and final book of the trilogy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062024046
Author:
Roth, Veronica
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.49 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Roth knows how to write. So even though this second book of the trilogy that began with Divergent feels like a necessary bridge between the haunting story she created in book one and the hinted-at chaos of book three, readers will be quick to forgive. Tris, reeling from the loss of her parents and guilt-ridden over having shot her best friend, must escape the Erudite faction's horrific takeover by fleeing first to Amity and then Candor. Reluctantly, she joins forces with the 'factionless' to defeat Erudite. As stubborn and self-destructive as ever, Tris butts heads with Tobias and tests everyone's (perhaps even readers') patience. Roth keeps every chapter action-packed, moving Tris tantalizingly close to learning the secret her parents were fighting to unleash. The author has a subtle way of pulling readers into a scene ('The outside air...smells green, the way a leaf does when you tear it in half'), and the novel's love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book. Ages 14 – up. Agent: Joanna Volpe, Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The depth and richness of Beatrice herself make this an accessible option for both sci-fi buffs and realistic fiction fans."
"Review" by , "This gritty, paranoid world is built with careful details and intriguing scope. Fans snared by the ratcheting suspense will be unable to resist speculating on their own factional allegiance. Guaranteed to fly off the shelves."
"Review" by , "This is one fast-paced read that sticks in your head for days after you put it down, both because of its video-game-like scenes and its thought-provoking premise."
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