Last month, I reviewed the first book in the Divergence trilogy by Veronica Roth, called Divergent. I’ve now finished Insurgent, so I’ll give you my thoughts on it as well. Here there be spoilers, folks. I enjoyed this book just as much as the original.
In the previous book, we knew next to nothing about the Amity faction. In this book, we learn that it administers a “peace serum” to its members and those who visit its counseling facilities. To me, they seem like futuristic hippies, and this disappointed me. They were the faction I was most fascinated with. They’ve traded peace for fake euphoria.
We also learn the Candor faction is downright scary. You’re not supposed to have secrets. When you’re initiated, you’re given a dose of truth serum. I don’t like this at all. A society can’t function without secrets.
We now find that the Erudite have stepped up their simulations on the Dauntless, and are even subliminally cause them to commit suicide.
Tris is kidnapped by the Erudite and subjected to tests in the hopes of removing what makes her a Divergent. I won’t tell you how that turns out.
I have yet to read the final book in the trilogy, but when I do, I will review that one as well.