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Today, I bring you “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth which is the second in the Divergent trilogy.  Here are the first lines:

“I wake with his name in my mouth.  Will.  Before I open my eyes, I watch him crumple to the pavement again. Dead.  My doing.”

This is Tris speaking of what happened at the end of the first book.  She did, indeed, kill Will during the simulation while he was being controlled by the Erudite faction.  The Erudites were trying to steal important information from the government or, at least, that is one of the possibilities of their actions. 

“Insurgent” continues the story of Tris who is a Divergent and doesn’t really fit into any of the government factions which makes her a dangerous and valuable commodity.  She must deal with fear, grief, and unknown enemies to help save the remainder of her family and friends.

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As y’all well know, I am not a huge fan of Young Adult fiction.  I guess I had enough teenage angst while I was actually a teenager, but there are a few series that have drawn me in.  The Hunger Games trilogy and Harry Potter series are amazing reads and would stand up against any other fiction books out there. 

I had heard a lot about the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and decided to give it a try.  Here are the first lines from the first book, “Divergent”:

“There is one mirror in my house.  It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs.  Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”

Thus begins the story of Beatrice “Tris” Prior who is at the age to be tested and pick a “faction” to which she will belong the rest of her life.  Things don’t go quite the way she expects when she learns she is a “Divergent” during her test. 

What does that mean exactly? Well, you will have to read the book to find out and I hope you do. 

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