"Insurgent" is the second book in the "Divergent" trilogy by Veronica Roth. It's just as fast-paced as the first book and, like the first book, leaves the reader with a sense of closure but also a real desire to find out what happens next.
Rereading the first book before opening the cover of "Insurgent" is not a bad idea. In fact, this reader was thrilled once again by the fine writing, well-crafted plot and strong characters in "Divergent." It was a pleasure to read again.
And right where "Divergent" ends, "Insurgent" begins. Tris, the protagonist, is again outwitting and outmaneuvering those in other factions. In the first book, she practically single-handedly stops a massacre, and in this story she must again stop the Erudite, the intelligence faction, from carrying out its nefarious plans.
Tris struggles with the actions she was forced to take in the first book (no spoilers here), and she continues to feel almost overpowering guilt. She cannot use a gun so must instead rely on her wits to get her out of difficult situations.
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