As I mentioned I read the book Divergent by Veronica Roth over the weekend. It was a fantastic book and the start of the story that continues in Insurgent. Also, I read this book by the time I went to bed on Sunday night (still in about 24 hours). If you haven't read my review of Divergent, definitely go check it out! Also, if you haven't read Divergent and plan to this will have spoilers for that book. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Insurgent picks up right were Divergent left off. Much like other popular YA series. We find Tris caught in a world that has completely changed. What she thought was a happy place is not and those that were most important to her have gone. She has to figure out who she can trust and how she can protect those loved ones that remain.
On top of that, Tris has done some things that she's not proud of and have left her with guilt. She has to learn to ask forgiveness and also to forgive herself. As she learned in Divergent, selflessness is often the most brave action you can take. These are important lessons that we all need to learn. I mean there are definitely things that I regret (guilt) and there are times when I am well aware of just how much courage it takes to be selfless and put others before myself.
In this novel we learn more about the factionless and what their life is really like. We also get to Jeanine, Marcus and Joanna much more closely.
We also get to see what life is like for Candor and more in depth for life in Amity and even Erudite. I think that this was one of my favorite parts, getting to see what all of the different factions were like.
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