“Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.”

Summary

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.

My Experiences

I read this book about a year ago. My cousin had recommended the series to me. Of course, I had heard of the series before, but I had thought it was rubbish. Thankfully I was wrong. Veronica Roth has placed in front of me a book about Life's ups and downs. In love I was with Tris and Tobias's Love. I won't get into to much detail, or else I might spoil something. We met Caleb in the beginning of the first book, and here he is again, joining us once more. And then there's Marcus. Tobias's father. I'll let you decide what to think of him.

Quotes

“We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”


“Sleep,” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously.”


“Got that gun?” Peter says to Tobias. “No,” says Tobias, “I figured I would shoot the bullets out of my nostrils, so I left it upstairs.”


“It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.”


“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”


“I’ll be your family now,” he says.
“I love you,” I say.
I said that once, before I went to Erudite headquarters, but he was asleep then. I don’t know why I didn’t say it when he could hear it. Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion. Or afraid that I did not know what it was to love someone. But now I think the scary thing was not saying it before it was almost too late. Not saying it before it was almost too late for me.
I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along.
He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response.
He frowns at me. “Say it again.”
“Tobias,” I say, “I love you.”
His skin is slippery with water and he smells like sweat and my shirt sticks to his arms when he slides them around me. He presses his face to my neck and kisses me right above the collarbone, kisses my cheek, kisses my lips.
“I love you, too,” he says.”


Where to find to find this LOVE STORY

Indie Bound*

PDF**

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.

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Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth," in {sereneharoon.com}, March 11, 2016, http://sereneharoon.com/2016/03/insurgent-divergent-2-by-veronica-roth/.

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