Monday, June 11, 2012


Guys, I consider myself a pretty intelligent person. I just received my graduate degree, I read all the time, and I can discuss a wide range of subjects. But I didn't understand the ending of Veronica Roth's Insurgent. When I finished the book, I had to search on the internet, asking, "What happened at the end of Insurgent?" so I could read a bunch of teenagers' thoughts. Once I realized that I did understand, my question changed to, "Who cares?"

I was disappointed by this sequel to my beloved Divergent. While I know that a series needs to progress, I loved Tris' initiation and learning about the Dauntless, as well as her growing love story with Tobias from the first novel. Insurgent picks up immediately and plunges the reader into a building war between the factions, full of intrigue and miscommunication. Since there are so many reviews which praise this book, please allow me to complain a little:

  • I know they are teenagers, but I wish that Tris and Tobias could just sit still and discuss their issues. Neither listens to the other and they are frequently dishonest, which is frustrating.
  • Nobody is interested in hearing about other people's dreams. Unfortunately, that is what the simulations boil down to, so I wish there weren't as many of them.
  • People keep saying that the end was such a big reveal, but it didn't really phase me. 
I still want to know how the series wraps up, but not as urgently as I was looking forward to this one. It's worth reading, but doesn't compare to the wonder of Divergent

1 comment:

  1. I think you are correct here. There were some things that I envisioned happening differently, and Tris and Tobias' relationship seemed a bit stagnant.


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