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Insurgent, by Veronica Roth

ersaphy's review against another edition

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3.0

*3,5*
Dużo "muszę to zrobić, muszę się poświęcić, nikomu nie powiem, tak będzie najlepiej" aaaaa, zwariować można. Ale nie było źle

giuls02's review

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4.0

Secondo libro della trilogia di Divergent.
Mi è piaciuto leggermente meno del primo per il rapporto tra Tris e Tobias tra l'inizio e la metà.
Però in questo libro si scoprono molte cose e si entra nel pieno della guerra.
Come libro centrale è ben scritto, anche questo semplice e molto scorrevole.

andreapoulain's review

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1.0

http://divagaciones-de-una-poulain.blogspot.mx/2013/04/insurgente.html

Pues después de fumarme Divergente porque me dijeron que era un buen libro y otras cosas que no viene al caso contar, y reseñarlo instando a las masas a alejarse de él (porque seamos sinceros, podría haber sido un libro decente para pasar el rato, pero la confusión de términos entre osadía, valentía, estupidez y brutalidad rompe todo el cuadro que nos había intentado pintar Verónica Roth), decidí que quizá era una buena idea leer Insurgente (por favor, en este momento alguien me da un zape y me dice que deje yo mis buenas ideas, que hoy ya tuve bastantes).

Y los resultados de leer Insurgente fueron: tener ganas de aventar el libro muy lejos, porque me preguntaba de si estaban insultando mis capacidades mentales, y unas ganas de matar a los protagonistas con sus propias armas.

En sí, ¿cuál es el problema de Insurgente?

¡Es un libro sin rumbo!

Y además de no tener rumbo (el ochenta por ciento del libro te preguntas hacia dónde van los personajes, porque parece que van a trompicones por ahí haciendo estupideces, confundiendo valentía con brutalidad y con estupidez —sobre todo Tris, que decide que rescatar gente en un lugar atascado de potenciales asesinos sin una sola arma es una buena idea—), tampoco tiene ritmo. Avanza a trompicones, como los mismos personajes, que se vuelven más estúpidos a cada oración y acaban traicionándose hasta a sí mismos en un intento de Roth por hacer la trama interesante (quizá para algunos lo logré, pero aunque esté presente el factor «misterio», los personajes que cambian brutalmente de personalidad le quitan el encanto a todo).

La relación de Tris con Cuatro involuciona en un párrafo y evoluciona al siguiente…, aunque quizá esto tenga que ver con los evidentes transtornos de personalidad de Tris (llamados Divergencia… si la autora quería hacer notar que la divergencia era algo más interesante no lo ha logrado: Tris va de actitud Abnegación a actitud Osadía a saltos y les juro que una facción llamada Estupidez Crónica le viene que ni pintada en algunos momentos del libro).

No todo es malo en Insurgente: sí hay cosas que valen la pena, cómo esa pregunta que te deja Roth al final. Esa incertidumbre por saber si va a conseguir resolver el problema que armó con el final (un final no muy sorpresivo desde la mitad del libro, pero igual impacta un poquito) y esos pocos buenos personajes escondidos entre protagonistas involucionados, traidores a la sangre, pero no a la facción y brutales Osadía que creen que matar a gente sin armas a sangre fría tiene que ver si quiera un poco con la valentía.

mandilyn4's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful fast-paced

3.0

joradora's review

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3.0

The society is really creative, but the characters are super annoying.

kea9f's review

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3.0

Not as good as the first one. It seems like Tris is supposed to be suffering from PTSD, which is reasonable, but it's incredibly frustrating that she just goes and does dangerous things even tho can't hold a gun. I don't have any kind of psychology degrees but it's my understanding that's not how PTSD works, that it usually results in more rational behavior (like hyperawareness, paranoia, and violence). If I'm right, and the author just didn't do the research, that's pretty horrible, considering what an important national issue PTSD is. If I'm wrong and this is some kind of legit trauma disorderTris is suffering from, then I don't like it as a literary device. It seems the goal is not for Tris to overcome it, but merely to be praised as martyr, which is frustrating and kind of dumb. Tris really is a martyr a lot of the time in other ways too and it's annoying. For example it was incredibly selfish of her to give herself up for research. she knew they could use her to enslave the others and apparently still thought it was the right thing to do. Which is SO STUPID. I just think if ur going to write about human failings in a war, it should either be a real war with true stories we can learn something from, or it should be entertaining to read. This book was mostly just frustrating. It slid back into the normal teen genre where u just want the characters to get over themselves and take action because people are dying. I havnt started the third one yet and I'm not sure I will after this. I didn't hate it, the story wasn't terrible, it was just very frustrating to read.

vanessareading's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

aryuh's review

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2.0

Please see my review on my blog below :)

http://ohcakeycreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/insurgent-by-veronica-roth.html

feliciasendrey's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

kelli_unraveled's review against another edition

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4.0

Thanks to my near-constant friend, Insomnia, I gobbled this book up in just a couple of nights. I loved the story and thought it was a good continuation of the first book. My only complaint is with the main character. I know she is supposed to be psychologically damaged but she spent most of the book really mad and mean to everyone. She was tough to root for (unlike the first book). I liked the social commentary that was contained in the book and many of the ideas presented were thought provoking. I'm looking forward to the 3rd book, whenever that comes out.