by Veronica Roth
Genre: Young Adult
Published: 5/1/12 by Harper Collins
4.5 out of 5 stars
think it must be tough to write the second book in a trilogy. In
general, authors know how they want their story to begin and how they
want it to end, which leaves the tricky task of writing a middle book
that moves the story forward without giving away the ending.
that said, I felt like Insurgent accomplished what is necessary for a
successful second book--the story moved along and was not boring, and we
learned more details about the characters and world Roth created for
this series. I especially enjoyed learning more about each of the
factions. The end of Insurgent leaves the door open for a wide variety
of possible endings, so I really don't know what is going to happen in
the final book.
I liked that Roth did not write pages of recap
information from the first book. The story picked up right where
Divergent left off, and only briefly reviewed what happened previously
when it was pertinent to the story. I also liked that almost all of the
characters in Insurgent were also in Divergent, so there was not an
overload of new characters to learn in this book.
a fast-paced read that I consumed in a 24 hour time period. It's
possible I may have neglected my children today in order to finish this
book! It is a great continuation of the series, and I can't wait to see
what is in store for us in book 3!