Jul 28, 2012

Insurgent - Veronica Roth Book Review

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. (From Amazon.com)
I really don't know what to think of this book. On one hand I really enjoyed it and on the other I didn't care for it.
When I read the first book, Divergent, I hadn't read The Hunger Games Trilogy, which it had been compared to. But now that i have I do see slight similarities between some of the characters and even in the plot itself. Though I like Roth's main character, Tris, much better than Suzanne Collins' Katniss.
But please understand, these are my opinions not cold hard facts.
I must say Tris is and amazing character! She is a very conflicted character. Her decisions aren't always best, and sometimes she hurts more than she helps. She is a lot like Katniss, but I like the way she handles things.
I had so much swirling around my head after I finished this book. I loved how forgiveness played a role in this book. Tris struggles with the guilt of the death of one of her friends and of her parents. She doesn't see how she could be loved when she's done so much that has and will hurt others. I don't know about you, but I see a really cool parallel to Jesus and his love. While this may not be a christian book it has some really interesting insights, like this one.
By no means was this book perfect, though. It had an unfortunate dose of romance. :-/ Now if you had no problem with The Hunger Games you probably would like these books. But I am one of the very few who didn't love them inside and out. A lot of this book is hinged on the romantic aspect of Tris and Tobias. But some things like them sleeping together, could have been left out, in my opinion. Like I've mentioned before in the review I did on 'Catching Fire', I don't think it's right to sleep together until you are married. I don't care if 'nothing happens' I still don't think it's right. I know a lot of people disagree with that but I believe in saving all parts of a marriage relationship for marriage. 
Veronica Roth is a very talented writer and rally that is the reason I rad her second book. You can really tell she puts a lot of herself into the character of Tris. I find the faction system Roth created to be fascinating! 
The ending is really cool too! Though it ends horribly! And the last book isn't even out yet! So now I will have to wait on Roth to finish writing it and then wait on it to come from the library! ARG! This book was only just published in May and I had to wait nearly two months before I got it from the library! That was crazy!
I am surprised by how much i enjoyed this book! I really liked how it made me think.
Title- Insurgent
Author- Veronica Roth
Pages- 525
Type of Book- Fiction
Website - http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/

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