Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent Trilogy and honestly I was a little hesitant about diving right into reading it after having not read Divergent for so long, however, I need not have worried at all. Insurgent had enough continuity and explanation to it that as long as you knew who the main characters were it was easy to just jump right in and read. This story continued right where the first book left off, and I felt like all of my major questions from the first book were either answered or continued on throughout the second book. The character development in this book was just as good as the first. I felt like I came to know the main characters even more and in different ways as they grew and continued through the challenges facing their world. One thing I love about this book is that there is a strong female lead, and yet it is still a thrilling and engaging book for both the sexes. This novel, just as Divergent, has several different themes running at once. There is action and romance, conspiracy and intrigue, along with several interesting questions raised such as: What makes someone a bad person or a good person? Does being a bad person make you a cruel person? All in all, I really loved this book and would recommend the series to anyone who is looking for something new to read!