Memorable Monday is a meme originated by Escape in a Book and is an opportunity to share your favorite quotes from books.
Today’s quotes are from Insurgent by Veronica Roth. If you haven’t read Divergent or Insurgent, you HAVE to. Roth sets the scene for this trilogy in Chicago of the future, where the society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. At age 16 inhabitants take an aptitude test and decide which faction they will join in The Choosing Ceremony. So, yes, it’s dystopian and it’s futuristic and it’s a trilogy but it’s different from The Hunger Games and (dare I say) I actually like it more than THG at times! Not that I need to choose, but it’s that good.
I finished Insurgent on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. No matter how great the writer, I always fear a sequel will fall flat or be predictable, but Roth didn’t lose any momentum with Insurgent. I think she has a gift for helping characters grow and develop even when we already “know” them.
“‘They each have an equal role in government; they each feel equally responsible. And it makes them care; it makes them kind. I think it’s beautiful.’” –Four in Insurgent
“‘Be careful, though.’ ‘Aren’t I always?’ ‘No, I think the word for how you usually are is reckless.’” –Exchange between Tris and Caleb in Insurgent