Insurgent Roth's 2011 debut novel, Divergent — about a dystopian world whose inhabitants are divided into five trait-based factions (Amity, Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite) —… Insurgent Roth's 2011 debut novel, Divergent — about a dystopian world whose inhabitants are divided into five trait-based factions (Amity, Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite) —… 2012-05-01 Young Adult Katherine Tegen
Book Review

Insurgent (2012)

FIVE FACTIONS The sequel to 2011's ''Divergent'' finds tragedy-struck Tris wandering into unchartered land
FIVE FACTIONS The sequel to 2011's ''Divergent'' finds tragedy-struck Tris wandering into unchartered land
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 01, 2012; Writer: Veronica Roth; Genre: Young Adult; Publisher: Katherine Tegen

Roth's 2011 debut novel, Divergent — about a dystopian world whose inhabitants are divided into five trait-based factions (Amity, Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite) — inspired a passionate following. The sequel finds our heroine, Tris, reeling from the multiple tragedies she endured at the end of book 1; with her loyalties to the Dauntless weakened, she ventures into previously unexplored territory in Insurgent. Though Roth relies on easy plot devices — there's no shortage of mind-control chips, injections, and serums — she's ratcheted up the drama, and she'll leave fans salivating for book 3. B+

Originally posted May 11, 2012 Published in issue #1206 May 11, 2012 Order article reprints
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