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Insurgent is book two in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as Divergent, but it was alright. I’m actually kind of surprised at the popularity of this series, as I haven’t been in love with either of the first two novels.
We continue on our journey with Tris Pryor, a divergent young woman who is grappling with the war that has broken out and killed her parents and friends. After venturing to Amity headquarters for refuge and finding none, Tris, Tobias (Four), Caleb, and Susan venture into the unknown and run upon a band of factionless people run by Tobias’ mother Evelyn (previously assumed to be dead). Evelyn is head strong and bent on controlling the city, just in a different way than it is being controlled at the time. The group seems to flee from group to group in search of protection, until the Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews threatens to kill off one person every two days until a divergent member is given over to her.
Tris sacrifices herself, unbeknownest to the group, and ends up being utilized as another pawn of Jeanine Matthews in her drive for city domination. After a few scuffles with the Erudite, Tris is sentenced to death. She escapes by the skin of her teeth and ends up leading an uprising to take over the Erudite headquarters.
Am I giving away too much with my summary? Either way, I’m trying not to give away too much, but we learn a lot about the world Tris lives in through this novel. There are some story developments that are interesting, but overall, I find that Tris is not as strong as she constantly tries to remind us (the readers) she is. I hate to say it, but I’m just not impressed by the writing style or story. I give this book a MEH. Read it if you must.
-Tummy aches and not feeling good in general. Why is the fall such a painful time of the year for me?!
-This picnic blanket from Sewn Natural on Etsy. I LOVE IT!!!
-Books that break your heart. I know that seem like the opposite of awesome, but sometimes I need a little shock, it shows me how alive I am and how good the writing is, if I’m so attached to the story. Being alive is awesome.
-Celebrated our one month of married life this week! =) MITCH AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR A MONTH. <3
Dear Naps, If I could take you all back, I would. Love, Sarah
Can you believe that I never read The Witches by Roald Dahl as a child?! I really missed out, you guys! What a fun and crazy novel! I don’t know what else I expected from Roald Dahl… he’s always so creative in his stories.
The Witches is the story of a young boy who moves in with his Norwegian grandmother when his parents die in a car crash. His grandmother warns him of the danger of modern witches and their secret lives among the rest of us. After several run-ins with witches, the young boy finds himself face to face with the Grand High Witch.
This story is magic and fun and just the right amount of scary. The great part about Roald Dahl is that he’s so honest to children. He’s real with them about things that we, as adults, find hard to communicate to children. I loved it. Everyone should read this novel at least once in their lives.