Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Review
But you have to understand, Tris and Four's relationship in Insurgent was the end of the "Honeymoon" phase for them. In Divergent, they were getting to know. Jan 5, Do Tris and Four actually consummate their relationship, I enquire, citing one . and comments on book-review sites such as Goodreads and Twitter. 'Divergent ', 'Insurgent' and 'Allegiant' are published by Harper Collins. Jun 6, Tris and Four's relationship changed a lot between Divergent and Insurgent. In her review of the film, Bitch Flicks' Amanda Rodriguez notes that.
She has absolutely no reason to believe him. No real evidence to back up his claim. Tris is supposed to have an aptitude for Erudite, right? Tris, pack your bags. I think Spock has just voted you off the island. That makes no sense! And then when I found out the super big secret, guess what?
He could have easily told her! I smell and easy plot cop-out, folks. The secret is kept long enough from the reader just so it can push you off the cliff on the last page. In Divergent I let a lot slide and roll off me because I was entertained throughout the entire book. I'm known to do that with a lot of books like Wither and Across the Universefor example. I could not do it with Insurgent. You see, I have the attention span of a fruit fly.
If I'm not fully engaged in the book, I'm going to notice things. Things I probably wouldn't care too much about if I were enjoying myself. Like how the Erudite wear glasses just because they're smart. Or how even though Tris is emotionally unbalanced year-old, everyone still looks to her to "analyze the situation.
How is it that you can put all of these traits into neat little boxes and ask a person to choose one over the others? This is the same problem I had with The Hunt. In both novels the author tries to pitch an idea of human behavior completely different from what reality is, but you can clearly see the flaws with it.
However, the main character fully believes in that world and way of thinking. They try to rationalize it, convince you of it. Yes, I realize it's a Dystopian novel, but this is a hard concept to sell because it makes it difficult for me to sympathize with the main character, their conflicted feelings and understand their world. Believability is key for me and I have a hard time believing this world.
Tris frequently switches back and forth between her Dauntless, Erudite and Abnegation sides. Other characters comment on her embracing one trait depending on what the situation calls for it.
But this doesn't work for me. Real talk, you can't just put logical thinking back in the toy chest when you decide you don't want to play with it anymore. It doesn't work like that. I don't think so. I'm getting no-ish vibes. This series gets a lot of comparisons to The Hunger Games and in a way I can see why. You have your young girl who, one way or another, plays an important part in bringing forth change to her society.
And if I really had to compare the two, I'd say that Insurgent is like Mockingjay. Tris is depressed, struggling to hold it together and fight in the war. The difference comes into play when Tris borderline gives up, while Katniss kicked ass until the very end. I'm not saying Tris didn't have the right to be depressed because I do believe she did.
But it was really over done for me. I felt like I was drowning in her angst. This book is over pages long and most of the action doesn't even show up to the party until the last 30 pages!
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So what was Tris doing for the other pages? Not a damn thing. Spock tells me that is inaccurate. Tris was in fact doing something. She was off being selfless, trying to get herself killed so that no one else would die. Bella is that you? I didn't know you did Dystopias now! That irritated me to no end.
At one point she turns herself into the Erudite because they threatened to kill off people until Divergent started surrendering.
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So, of course, Tris thinks it has to be her and sneaks off to give herself up before the Dauntless can form a plan. Now, let's think about this logically. Tris knows the Erudite want to experiment on her for a Divergent-proof serum. So I had to shake Spock down for some. What do you mean you're out of fucks?! One of us has to care if Tris lives or dies!
Okay, lots of spoilers here, folks. Spoilers all around from this point on. I didn't like the ending.
They're equals who treat each other with respect and admiration. While they admit they "want" each other, they resist the temptation to let their desire overwhelm or disrupt their greater mission.
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Even when they disagree, they eventually see the other person's point of view and overcome the obstacles they face together. Violence Insurgent definitely has a high body count. Several characters whom readers know and care about are injured or killed, and Tris and Four themselves are nearly executed or murdered on more than one occasion.
Characters are tortured both physically and mentally, and people are killed in explosions and by others who are under the influence of a mind-control fog.
One character is rendered unable to walk, and another plummets to her death because her mind is controlled.
Many others die in shootouts with enemy factions. One ruthless group holds others hostage at gunpoint. Sex Since Tris and Four are already together, this installment ups the romance. Instead of just longing looks and some kissing, Insurgent has several scenes of passionate making out -- once in bed when they're wearing just a night shirt her and bottoms him.
One time they kiss so fervently in front of others uncharacteristic for them that the spectators stare in awe and then make jokes. Other couples kiss, embrace, flirt, or are identified as being together.
Language Words like "stupid," "idiot," "jerk," "fool," "shut up," and "hell" as well as the pejorative term for Abnegation members, "Stiff" are used occasionally, but there's no stronger swearing. Like most thrillers set in a futuristic, fractured society, this sequel has a lot of fraught situations, violent encounters, deaths, and the constant threat that the protagonist or her boyfriend will be killed or injured.
While the language is mild, this book ups the romance from a few kisses to several passionate make-out sessions and even a declaration of love.