Series: Divergent #2

Book Review: Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

Book Review: Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

Second in the Divergent dystopian Young Adult series and revolving around Tris and her friends. In 2012, Insurgent won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Best Goodreads Author; in 2011, it won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Young Adult Protagonist. My Take This story is a weird combination of good storytelling and stupidity. I don’t know if I’ve been too long a “mature” adult and so far removed from my teens that I can no longer relate or if Tris’ actions are simply part of that annoying trope of the gormless but stubborn “child” who leaps into danger without telling anyone anything — because, sob, no one will believe her or, sob, she’s suicidal or, sob… I got dizzy with all the eye-rolling going on. Although I can also understand Tris’ thinking that no one will believe her if the action/answer is not what they want to hear. But still, I’d’ve appreciated some effort to make this more believable. It’s so shallow in so many areas, and I refuse to believe that this is acceptable simply because its target audience is young adults. Harry Potter managed it. So have other stories. Sure, I get […]