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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