Insurgent was everything I wanted. I know a lot of people who have read this book and I'm not talking just about girls. A LOT of people, even my middle-aged boss loved this book (and Divergent). From what he said to me, I think the fighting appeals to him. Not that the story is particularly gory. It’s just not glossed over, like I’ve seen in other Young Adult books. The “fights” are well-written; the scenes are charged with emotion and purpose, the details are refined and you get a clear picture in your head.
Also, no love triangle! It’s not even attempted. I love that about this series. Tris and Four's relationship is important, not just to them, but to how certain scenarios play out. They aren’t a “perfect” couple either. They have problems, there are trust issues, intimacy issues and family issues all coming into play. It’s almost like a real relationship (except that it’s in a dystopian Chicago). I like that they have problems; it makes the relationship more substantial for me.
I don't know what else I can say that won't give away this amazing story. Veronica Roth did an amazing job. Insurgent reached all my expectations. While I saw the "twist" coming since book one, I didn't quite predict everything. That's probably my favourite kind of foreshadowing; the setup was there without giving everything away. I can't believe I have to wait a year until the as-yet untitled conclusion to the trilogy is published. It will be one of those books I snap up as soon as it’s released. After reading Insurgent, I think the Divergent will save the world.