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Insurgent (Divergent #2)

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ONE CHOICE

A CHOICE
Becomes a sacrifice

A SACRIFICE
Becomes a loss

A LOSS
Becomes a burden

A BURDEN
Becomes a battle

ONE CHOICE
CAN DESTROY YOU

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth ab
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Paperback, International First Edition, 525 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Sophia Ok so it's true in the Divergent movie they do mention the main ideas and the plot but they also edit a lot of things from the book. My friend watched…moreOk so it's true in the Divergent movie they do mention the main ideas and the plot but they also edit a lot of things from the book. My friend watched the movie and asked me if she should read Insurgent and i told her that if she wanted to get a clearer picture of the movie she should read the book first so basically its your opinion that really matters whether you want a clearer picture and more detailed information or whether you just want to follow the story. Brian here's a piece of advice... always read the book before you watch the movie.(less)
Will-J Sarmiento Not even close. Nearly all the characters take a turn for the worst, particularly Tris, which is annoying since you have to practically spend the…moreNot even close. Nearly all the characters take a turn for the worst, particularly Tris, which is annoying since you have to practically spend the whole time with her. (less)

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Steph Sinclair

I want to give a big old round of applause to HarperTEEN and their insane marketing campaign. Bravo. That is not mockery, but a legit salute. I sincerely have to give it up to you for convincing me that I had to own this book. I was caught up and boarded the Twitter hype train as it drove me round and round the blogosphere's Factions. (BTW, I still don't know who drives the damn train.) So, by the time I stepped into my local bookstore and laid eyes on Insurgent I happily handed over my $17.99.
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Lyndsey

All right. Start it up "We Will Rock You" style, now.

Clap, clap, stomp. Clap, clap, stomp. Clap, clap, stomp. Clap, clap, stomp.

We are, we are DAUNTLESS
We are, we are DAUNTLESS

Beatrice, Now called Tris, Made a big change
Playing on the trains, She became a Dauntless one day
She's got mud on her face
A parental disgrace
Now she'll be kickin your ass all over the place

Singin'
We are, we are DIVERGENT
We are, we are DIVERGENT

Tobias is a Dauntless, Divergent
Shoutin' to them all, We can take on the world
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Emily May

The size of my disappointment probably has something to do with why I can't bring myself to award this two stars. I know Divergent isn't really a great book, the dystopia makes no sense, the Dauntless are ridiculous people who jump off trains to prove themselves... but, for me, it was still a wildly entertaining read. It was fast-paced, full of action, Tris was delightfully kickass, and the romance between her and Four complemented the main story without overtaking it. Insurgent failed on all o
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Ellie
Jul 27, 2014 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I definitely like the title "Divergent" better than "Insurgent." Sounds a bit like Insurance.

Wow, eight likes. Maybe people have had some bad experience with insurance....? Dunno.

TEN LIKES.....O.O O.O O.O <--- I love that face. #.# $.$ There are so many different combinations. XD

Eleven. Whoa. O.O I don't understand this. My review isn't at the top of the review page, is it?! It's very cool, though. :D Thanks, everyone....

Oh my word!!! Fourteen likes!!! o.o O.O O.O

228 DAYS (I think)

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Maggie
May 03, 2012 Maggie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY the book is out! After months of waiting, I managed to snag this book on the day of its release and thank goodness for that!

**Warning: There will be no spoilers of Insurgent, only of Divergent**

After having not been immersed in the Divergent world since the first book came out last year, I had qualms about diving headfirst into Insurgent without refreshing myself with the basic events that happened prior to the start of this novel. However, having neither the time nor the care for reread
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Nataliya
Uh-oh. Why did I break my promise to myself and read this book?

Was it my curiosity? Well, I need to be more careful. After all, curiosity killed the cat - and I'm a Leo. Uh-oh.

Now I'm afraid that this book may have made me use up a few of my allotted nine lives. O_O
Welcome back to the senseless world of dystopian Chicago where you are only allowed to have one personality trait, which apparently is determined in what seems to be an equivalent of a 5-question multiple choice test. And this ridic
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Eunice
4.5 stars

When I first read Divergent, I was awed. I loved it and I really enjoyed it. However there was this small part of me that just cannot acknowledge that this series could be, like most reviews had said, leveled with The Hunger Games. I don't know, there was something I need to see or feel for me to be completely convinced that it is worth comparing to THG or say that it could be as great as THG.

And well, great job Veronica Roth, because Insurgent just had me convinced that this series is
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Inge
2.5 stars

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If you have been following my status updates for Insurgent, this gif will look very familiar to you. That is because I have used it twice in a row. I wanted to use it again, but that might have been overdoing it. Sadly, I didn't enjoy Insurgent as much as I thought I would. The first 100 pages were a total snore-fest and I was literally vibrating my lips just like that, because that was more interesting than what I was reading. I already have concentration issues, and Insurgent didn’t
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Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Come on, Insurgent,
What?
Insurgent,” he says. “Noun. A person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent.” I look at Fernando. The last time I broke into a faction’s headquarters, I did it with a gun in my hand, and I left bodies behind me. I want this time to be different. I need this time to be different. “I like it,” I say.
Insurgent. It’s perfect.

Once again I find myself with mixed views over a book. Middle books are usually fi
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Lola  Reviewer
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''You're too important to just... die.''


This book was extraordinary. Not like the first one at all, but a good different. A different that will bring many emotions out of you and will definitely hook you from the first to the very last page.

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I pout my lower lip for a second, but then I grin as the pieces come together. ''That's why you like me!'' I exclaim. ''Because you're not very nice either! It makes so much more sense now.''

Tris and Tobias have this incredible chemistry that is impossibl
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Alejandro
I was glad that I decided to continue the book series!


A FORETOLD DOOMED DYSTOPIA

They’ve made mistakes, of course, but they like everyone else, are a blend of good and bad.

I commented in my review of the first book, Divergent, that the presented dystopia in the story was doomed to fail by itself, and it wasn’t any shock that happen, even due many of the observations that I did. So, I don’t know you, but I think that all was part of the plan...

...well, not their plan, of course...

...but the
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karen
May 05, 2012 karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wait, so book three is out soon, right?? RIGHT???

second books are always hard, particularly the middle book of a trilogy. so many times, they just operate as filler - adhering the beginning of a story to its conclusion with unnecessary stickiness. most trilogies should probably just be duologies, you ask me.

there are always exceptions: the border trilogy, chaos walking trilogy - where the middle book is actually the strongest, and books like kjaerstad's jonas wergeland trilogy, where each book i
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Seth
May 13, 2014 Seth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugggh. I wish that Tobias would just go by Four. Or Toby! That would also be good :D



. . . THE COVER.


I'm so freakin excited for this book!

******EDIT AFTER READING*******

I guess my excitement died down a little lol :P But it was really good still, even though I read it like two years after the first one :P
Dija
Jul 03, 2012 Dija rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of teenage angst.
Recommended to Dija by: Buddy read with Jenn
My overall impression of Insurgent is mostly bipolar - on one hand, I believe this was the only possible sequel to Divergent. On the other though, I feel almost cheated by what became of one of my favorite YA heroines and series. The latter is the more dominant of the two, and hence the low rating.

Firstly, the brave, sweet Tris I fell in love with in Divergent is replaced by an angsty heroine in Insurgent who is a complete STRANGER to me. What happened to my precious baby?? I realize murder and
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Emily

If I thought the last book left me with a lot of questions, this one left me with even more. sdrftgbhjnkm. I wish I would have been able to just sit down one afternoon and read this book in one sitting, but I was so busy, but whenever I started reading, I wouldn't want to stop, but unfortunately something always got in the way.
My opinions on different things through the book kept changing, and now that it's done, I can't quite figure out what I feel about most things.
One thing I know for sure th
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Katy
May 03, 2012 Katy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars - Wow, what an end! Overall, a pretty good book, but boy was it infuriating!



First of all, I LOVED LOVED LOVED Divergent. But I didn't like Tris or Four very much in this book. I don't remember Tris being such a bitch, and I understand that she is Dauntless now, and she has been through a lot, but she is just so mean. And Four has more mood swings than a girl - especially for someone who was so stoic, not in actual feelings but in display of feelings, in the first book. The two made me
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Hmm...I wonder what will happen to Peter. Will he become a better person or will he stay an a-hole?

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First of all,I am NOT one of those people who give 5 star rating to every damn book they read(obviously) so I am NOT going to give Insurgent 5 stars just because Divergent was great. That is not enough. I know all of my friends will say I am crazy for not liking this book but after reading books for so many years I just can't put up with certain things.

I understand some characters need to die
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Jodi Meadows
Oh yeah. It's amazing . . . and even better than the first.



Booknut
May 03, 2012 Booknut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Booknut by: The Shadowhunter who lives in my broom closet
I am unable to type properly due to an extreme amount of emotion going through me at the present time. I am also thoroughly angered by the fact there aren't more than 5 stars to fill in. I feel something like this:
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I will try and post up an actual review on my blog...once I get over my fangirling and that horrible mournful feeling that is associated with the fact that I have just realised that Four isn't real and I will never become a Dauntless and marry him.
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Real life sucks. Majorly.



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Kimi
Apr 14, 2016 Kimi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Our patient Insurgent suffers from a medical condition called the 'meh'. It is a chronic disease that affects an increasing number of books nowadays.

Common Symptoms of the meh disease:
-Huge book for a story that could have been told in a few sentences.
-Anticlimactic ending.
-Annoying main female character.
-Nothing actually happens.
-Repetitive events.
-The story doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
-Slow book.
-Not that bad but not great either.

Risk Factors:
- Middle Book Syndrome: If your book
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Brodie
Apr 17, 2012 Brodie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2012
It's safe to say that Divergent was THE novel of 2011. It quietly snuck up on me at the time and completely BLEW ME AWAY. So naturally Insurgent has been my most anticipated sequel of 2012. Did it live up to the hype? Not at all.

IT OBLITERATED IT.

Insurgent picks up instantly where Divergent left off, with Tris, Four (Tobias), Marcus, Caleb and Peter having escaped the horrors of the Erudite attack and now seeking refuge in Amity. I'm pleased that we got to explore more of both Amity and Candor t
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Wendy Darling
Meh. I really liked the first book, but somehow this one just didn't grab me as much...
(9 3/4) Gerasimos Kyritsis
Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.

This is the opening line of Insurgent. The whole book is built around this opening line. Around truth and lies. And I didn't realise that until the very end.

Divergent is one of the best dystopian books I have ever read. Therefore, I was very excited for Insurgent! For the most part of it, right until the last 100-pages, it was as good as Divergent was. But then everything changed! Insurgent was not as good as Divergent any more. It w
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Warning: this review will probably contain five billion spoilers (more or less). And I probably won't cover them up or anything because ... I just don't want to. So if you are avoiding spoilers for this book like the plague, you should probably just go away.

All right, now. Here we go.

Let me start off by saying, I really liked Divergent. It wasn't the most fantastic or original thing I'd ever read, but it was a fun read. It was exciting, it had some cute romance, and so on. I read the whole thing
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Liz
May 01, 2012 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review: 5/5, but I liked Divergent just a little bit more!

I warn you now that this review will probably be incoherent and completely unstructured and just generally me rambling as I rock back and forth trying to figure out my feelings.

Insurgent was just...amazing. I mean, it was such a great continuation of Divergent. In that excellent way that only an awesome series can pull off. I have to admit, I did enjoy Divergent a bit more, so I’ve been torn over the rating of this book. In the end I gave
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Giselle
There is no denying that this was one of the most anticipated titles of the year. I, like many others, quickly became enthralled inside Veronica Roth's dystopian world where factions decide our values, and fitting in is of the upmost importance. This sequel, although still exciting, is a much somber book centering on Tris' grief and self discovery, rather than on the plot itself.

"Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you."

Divergent's ending undoubtedly left most of us ins
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Inspired Kathy
Feb 27, 2014 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Insurgent has to be one of the most highly anticipated young adult releases this year. I was super excited to receive an advanced copy of this book last month. If you haven't read Divergent yet don't read this book summary or review. Instead go get a copy of Divergent and read it now! If you have read Divergent Veronica Roth has written a great "summary" of how things ended up at the end of the book to refresh your memory before reading Insurgent. You can find that here: http://veronicarothbooks ...more
Mohammed Arabey
Mar 16, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Welcome Back to the World of Dystopian Chicago..
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Let's cut it short and get to the main reason of why my rating get higher than My Rating for Divergent..it's The Movie
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Tris' character is more mature, The setting is truly breathtaking
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As a male reader,One of the main reasons that bugged me with Book One was how Tris was dealing with Four's acts, touches, fingers and almost everything.. Here was almost the same ,even with her mourn for her parents and guilt for Will's death.

Also with the relation bet
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Gela & Pineapplez ♡
Mar 12, 2015 Gela & Pineapplez ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: march, 2015
A little bit confusing... BUT I loved it! Can't wait for the movie!!



"A system that cannot survive without the exclusion of some of its members is not a well-oiled machine; it is broken."
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
9%, that's it. I finished 9% and I can't go one more page. I have a rule, if I didn't get to page 100, I won't rate the book. Well, screw my rules. I REALLY disliked this book. Sorry. I'm rating it. And yes, I did read enough to rate it. No, I don't need to finish it. I don't care if there is something coming, or there is some great twist, or if it will all make sense in the end. The 9% I read was not good. The characters are horrible. This is not even a review. I'm just ranting. Thus, I stop to ...more
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Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of ...more
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