Insurgent is a rebel


In Insurgent, the second book of the Divergent trilogy, the main character, Tris Prior takes it as a priority to find the information that her parents had died for trying to show to the community. Her parents have died and even though her brother is still alive, she chooses to sacrifice herself and everything else to find the truth and risk life to stop the simulation attacks on the innocent. 

The second book from the trilogy took time to adjust to. After all, this book wasn’t the best of the series.  The book wasn’t the best because Insurgent had a very straightforward storyline. The author, Veronica Roth, writes with a direct and clear plot to make the story understandable. Yet, she didn’t make her setting very believable. She starts off with a dystopian Chicago in 3079. She doesn’t describe the place clearly enough to make it into another world. For instance, take the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Rowling’s magical world gives descriptive understanding throughout the series about the characters and the setting. Unlike Veronica Roth and her setting; where she just goes on with the problem and doesn’t properly develop the characters. 

In this book, Roth makes her main character more complex and different than before. She claims in a Q& A that the change of Tris was due to post-traumatic stress disorder in the previous book, Divergent. The change of Tris’ personality affects the book greatly but it isn’t very neatly done.

Another book to compare Insurgent with is the Hunger Games because they are quite similar within the genre as they are both a dystopian world and they the setting is a result of war in between the people of before. In the Hunger Games and Divergent, the protagonists (Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior) both fear death at one point but would rather give up everything as long as they save their loved ones. 

In conclusion, Insurgent hasn’t been the best book of all, but at least it can have a bit of imaginative plot. I would only recommend this book if you enjoy dystopian books, like the Hunger Games or Matched.