“***spoilers if you haven't read Divergent***
The second book in the trilogy picks up where Divergent left off and doesn't stop. Tris and Four have just stopped the simulation that turned the Dauntless into blind killers of the Abnegation. In the fighting, Tris' parents were killed and Tris herself was turned into a killer. Now free of the simulation, they must figure out where to go from here. They turn to Amity for assistance, those who value kindness and cooperation. They are accepted on one condition, that there are no weapons and that there are no fights or arguments. The peace cannot last long with Jeanine, head of the Erudite, dead set on exposing the Divergent. She plans to test the Divergent to improve the simulation serum to make it effective on everyone in the future, even the Divergent. Jeanine will stop at nothing to see her plan through, including invading other factions and mass killings. The Dauntless that are left are too few in number to stand a chance of winning a battle against her. They must team up with others if they have any hope of survival.
Another fun read. I liked the backdrop of the story in Divergent, that of the factions and the split society. It continues to be intriguing in Insurgent. The factions are at war and everyone must choose a side. Not everyone knows what they are fighting for....and it's a secret most think worth dying for. It will be interesting to see how the story turns and issues resolved in the next book.”