Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Oh. My. God. I saw it coming, but Wow. All the little hints, and the bits and pieces that they threw out there didn't come together until the very last second. I suspected, but I wasn't sure. I wasn't sure at all, but I knew that these things would come together. What other reasons do they have for Divergents? For the factions?
Think about the factions for a moment. Just a moment.
The Candor: Always honest, to the point of brutality.
The Amity: Always Peaceful. Kind of hippy-dippy, and flower-child like.
The Dauntless: Always Brave, to the point of stupidity.
The Erudite: Smart. Very smart, and always looking for ways to improve technology, and their minds.
The Abnegation: Selfless. All the time.
What do you really think about the factions? Sounds a bit like segregation, don't you think? They're all segregated from each other, and they don't care. They are forever loyal, to their factions. Not the other factions, not the faction community, but to their own faction. Why? Because they've been conditioned to be like that. All their lives, someone has told them this: "Faction before Blood."
Confusing, right? But it shouldn't be. We're kind of the same way. Moving on now.
I think that Tris really changed throughout this book. Don't get me wrong, she's still a bad-ass, but she understands that she can't just go gallivanting off on some suicide mission now. She has responsibilities, that she needs to take care of. Namely, Tobias. He doesn't want her off on some dangerous mission, because he loves her.
He thinks it's a bad idea, but Tris doesn't, and it kind of clashes there in the middle of the book, but they get over it. There are some things I still don't understand, but most of them were cleared up with the ending of this book, honestly. I understand the mystery around the Divergents, and I understand why Tobias and Tris are so important, but I don't understand why Marcus is so important.
Tobias changed, I think, because he didn't seem so willing to accept everything that Tris did anymore. He seemed scared for her, and it kind of made me wonder about what will happen in the next book. Just questioning, ya know? He seems like he might be the reason for something in the next book, and I want to know what it is.
I think that this book was a great addition to the Divergent Trilogy, but there was a lot of moments that didn't entirely make sense to me. But I loved it anyways, and will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.