Roth, Veronica. Insurgent. Katherine Tegen Books, 2012.
Written by: Veronica Roth
Reviewed by: Steele Escobedo
Recommended Audience: High School/Young Adults
Insurgent is the sequel to Veronica Roth’s Divergent. The first book introduces Beatrice “Tris” Prowler, a young women who lives in a dystopian society. In this book, we are at the point of the ending of a mind control from the Erudite, who try to take over. Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter and Marcus travel to another faction in the society to seek refuge. Once there, they are questioned in order for them to be able to stay there. Eventually they get raided as Tris and the group are going to see the leader of Erudite. They’re able to fight off the raid and capture an Erudite leader, who was once their own leader in the Dauntless faction.
As the story goes on, the group leaves Candor in order to fulfill they’re plan. Some do not make it as far as others and Tris is put into a bad place with choosing between her love and the knowledge his father has, who he hates.. Later, Tris goes to the Erudite faction, alone, while the group of Dauntless, Abnegation (Tris’ old faction) and the factionless (those without a faction) plot to do something. What will Tris find as she goes to the Erudite HQ? Will she find the answers she’s looking for? The book has you on the edge of your seat from the moment you begin. With twists and surprises throughout the whole story, you are left with so many questions. If you enjoy books about dystopian society, like Hunger Games, this is definitely a book you should read.
Interview with Veronica Roth on Insurgent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqnrokcrcT0
Veronica Roth’s Blog: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/