“With every triumph comes sacrifice.” I think that this is a very powerful statement to use in this review. I think this is true, because for Tris to succeed, she had to shoot Will, her friend, and then Christina started hating Tris because Christina and Will were in a relationship. You said that the new characters helped develop the story and explain the things happening so far. I agree that the new characters do help readers to understand the story and plot better. I think that Four was a really odd character because he also switched from abnegation to dauntless, but the details and some added minor characters help me to understand why. Overall, I think that your review was okay, but was missing some elements.
I think the story takes place (once again) in a dystopian environment, probably in a city like Chicago or New York. The city sounds big in the story, so I think that it might be one of the cities on the east or west coast. You can tell that Insurgent is set in a dystopian environment because the Erudite are obviously withholding information from the public, in fear of being overthrown if this information comes to light. Other factions are suppressed, and mind-controlled to suit the Erudite’s needs. I like how the author portrays characters and moods (especially humour and sarcasm). Taken directly from Insurgent: “I like you, too.” “That’s encouraging,” he replies flatly. “Come on. Oh, for God’s sake. I’ll just carry you.” What I don’t like how you can’t read this book if you don’t read the first book. None of the storyline will make sense or have as much effect as if you read Divergent then proceed to insurgent. For characterization, I think that Tris is a round and dynamic character while Four is (still) round but static. We know a lot about Tris and Four, but while change is shown in Tris’ personality, no change can be felt in Four. Anyways, if you think you like this book, go check out Aidan’s review and if you’re so inclined, get the book!