Monday, April 30, 2012

U is for Uniting the Factions

One of our favorite parts about INSURGENT by Veronica Roth was getting to know all of the factions.

We were already familiar with the selfless albeit bland lifestyle of the Abnegation.

And who can forget getting to know Dauntless in the first book-- jumping off trains and buildings, that awesome game of capture the flag, and all those times they beat the living daylights out of each other.

This book picks up right where Divergent left off with a ragtag group of Dauntless and Abnegation heading toward Amity headquarters. The friction between these two seemingly opposite groups sets the story on edge from page one.

When we meet Amity, it's simultaneously interesting and infuriating how differently some people can react to the same situation. I love books that make me think, and Insurgent works hard to make you put yourself in each faction's shoes in an attempt to understand their choices.

I think my favorite new Faction to meet was CANDOR. They see the world in black and white-- literally. There headquarters is styled in black and white to show their intolerance for that grey area in between. There is truth and there is lie. And we get a chance to see Candor in action when they use a truth serum to question Tris and Four! Just wait until you read it-- THAT SCENE IS AWESOME!

Erudite-- These guys are cold, calculating and downright creepy! And you'll get to know them in Insurgent a heck of a lot more than you want to!

We meet all these factions, and for the first time get to really see them interact with each other, but simultaneously the factions themselves are falling apart. The clearly defined lines between groups start to shift and change, and the war does more than divide factions-- it divides friends and family. And with the Factionless joining the fight-- all bets are off and it's every man for himself.

And, you can join the craziness and find out which faction you would be in!  Be sure to visit The Divergent Series on Facebook (click on the pictures below) and take your quiz!

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