June 15

‘Insurgent’ by Veronica Roth

Run! Run as fast as you can and don’t stop until you can’t hear them anymore. Then be quiet and watch your step. You can’t trust anyone, not anymore.

Tris is a divergent trying to find her way in a world where being able to be more than one faction is frowned upon, a world where you can’t be yourself.

Are your favourite book types the ones where you just can’t get enough, where you could just sit there and read the whole book in a day or two? If so, this book is perfect for you.

The setting of this book is a dystopian future where Beatris, her boyfriend Tobias (also known as Four) and her brother Peter have been running from the law for so long. Tris wants to bring the deaths of her father, mother and her best friend to justice by killing the leader of all this mess, Jeanine. Jeanine has manipulated all other factions into believing that being divergent is bad until one of her soldiers digs up a box that can only be opened by a divergent, but everyone she has tried so far has died… until they find Tris who is a 100% divergent. Will Tris be able to open the box or fail like everyone else?

The reason I loved this book so much is because of the concept that being different is OK and you should always fight to be who you are. Another thing I loved about this book is the five factions: Dauntless, Amity, Abnegation, Candor and Erudite. These symbolise amazing qualities that any person can have. I also really loved the theme of this book and the way the storyline went. So, if you enjoy these types books as much as me, you would love this.

The people that I would recommend this book to are people around 12 and up depending on your reading skills. You would love this book if you are into dystopian future and advanced technology with twists of civilisation of thousands of years ago. Overall, I would rate this book a 5/5.

Caitlin A. Year 8

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Posted June 15, 2017 by marjk in category Dystopian fiction, Girls Read, Guys Read

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