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What would you do if one choice could change everything? In Insurgent, Veronica Roth gives readers a glimpse of what happens when you are given an ultimatum, and the choice is final. Veronica Roth got the inspiration for the book series, Divergent, while she was studying at college. Also, she got her ingenious idea for the setting of the series from living in Chicago. Insurgent takes place in the wrecked city of Chicago sometime in the future. I really liked this book because it had a well put together story.
Insurgent is a book that takes place in a destroyed city, sometime in the future, where 4 different factions rule. The factions help each other out and without one it would mess up a lot of things. Tris, the main character, has the special ability to resist the simulation serum. At first she had to shut off the a simulation that was controlling all of the Dauntless and making them kill the Abnegation, then she and her friends went to the Amity compound to hide from the Erudite. The Erudite are the bad people who use technology to hurt others. Their leader, Jeanine, is a ruthless and mean person. She uses other people to get what she wants, even if they don’t want to let her. She tries to hurt others to get what she says is for the good of every one, but it really isn’t. Her main goals are to neutralize the threat posed by the divergent's ability to resist her simulations. “You have failed. You can’t control me! You will never be able to control me,” (375) Tris screamed as the simulation once again failed to work on her. Tobias is Tris’ boyfriend, who is a tough and strong guy who also switched from Abnegation to Dauntless. They have a romance going on throughout the book, but it has its ups and downs. Tris constantly puts her life at risk, and Tobias gets mad and disappointed. “You're throwing yourself into danger for no good reason,” (247) he said. Evelyn, Tobias' mom, is a very deceitful person. She uses Tobias to get what she wants and she makes her son get control of the Dauntless and make them take out the Erudite. She lied to him and tried to take control of everything. Tris, however, knew from the start knew Evelyn's intentions from the start. Tris said, “I'm not stupid, I can see that you are trying to use him.” (117) A major theme is revolting. There are several examples of revolting in the book. The factionless revolted the Erudite because they had corrupt leaders. “That’s what you expect me to help you with? Overthrowing one corrupt government and instating some kind of factionless tyranny?” (110) Tobias says as he talks to his mom about usurping the corrupt Erudite...

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