Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"But I Read Divergent a YEAR Ago!": Your Guide to Remembering Stuff Before You Read Insurgent

I made an "artistic decision" in Insurgent not to do a lot of recapping (that device used in sequels to remind readers of what happened in the first book). Recapping is not a bad thing-- it is very useful, and often necessary--but I felt that it would bog down Tris's narrative and would sound unnatural in her voice.

As with any "artistic decision," there will be consequences, which is that not everyone has a superhuman memory and/or the time to reread Divergent before reading Insurgent. Early readers of Insurgent have understandably had some trouble recalling all the necessary information to really be situated in the world of Insurgent. In order to help with this horrible thing I have done to you, I wrote this GIANT post to remind you of all the characters in Divergent, how you know them, and what happened at the end of Divergent.  

WARNING: THIS POST IS ALMOST ENTIRELY COMPRISED OF...


DIVERGENT SPOILERS! 

If you read it, it will spoil everything. EVERYTHING. About Divergent. You have been warned.

Now click this, and we can get started: 

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