I’m really enjoying this series, its really filled the Hunger Games hole in my life. This sequel lived up to all the promise of the first book, but it didn’t rest on its laurels, things really stepped up. While the first book was all about personal choices and Tris finding her place in life, Insurgent takes things a step further and her coices have sweeping consequences that effect the entire society. We get to learn a lot more about the other factions which is fascinating and the cracks start to show beneath the perfect veneer of the factions.
In this book Tris really develops as a character, now that her Dauntless initiation is behind her she starts to see the problems with the Dauntless ideal and to realise that perhaps she doesn’t completely fit in after all. She struggles with the lessons she learned while growing up in Abegnation, she must find a way to honor her parents legacy within her own life.
Her relationship with Four also develops with all the usual twists and turns. Roth finishes off with a really shocking revelation that left me breathlessly awaiting the next book.