The epigraph to Insurgent says 'Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.' All of the characters in the novel are affected by truth and linked with it are various other factors. Insurgent, written by Veronica Roth, is part of a series � the Divergent Trilogy. Divergent, the first book of the trilogy, was published on the 25th April, 2011. Insurgent, the second book, was published on the 1st of May, 2012 in hardcover by Katherine Tegen Books and Harper Collins. The third book in the series � Allegiant, was published on October 22, 2013. All of the three are best-selling books and belong to the genre of science fiction.
The book depicts how courage, bravery, friendship, betrayal, rebellion, romance and heroism bring along changes in the society � for good or bad. In the first book, it is depicted that the city of Chicago in the future has been divided into five clans, each based on a certain virtue. The protagonist Tris, born Beatrice Prior, is part of the Abnegation clan, which is meant for the selfless people. However, she is tested with uniform aptitude for multiple clans and thus becomes a �Divergent�. Tris then chooses to leave her birth clan to be part of the Dauntless clan. In the second book, Veronica Roth describes Tris's journey and the unavoidable circumstances that she is required to face, thereby leading her towards the truth � the secret that the Abnegation leaders has been trying to protect. However, the truth remains untold in Insurgent, and is continued in its sequel. In addition to telling the tale of the brewing war between the clans, Insurgent is also about how a choice can make or break a person and also about the importance of making a choice.
While Publisher Weekly terms the book as a �necessary bridge� and also mentions that the author has a �subtle way� of writing. Insurgent won the Goodreads Choice Awards as the Favorite Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction. It was also nominated for Teen book of the year by the Children's Choice Book Awards. The book has 576 pages and the ISBN 10 for the edition is 0007442920 and ISBN 13 for it is 0007442920.