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Another Plot Twist That Doesn’t Make Sense: Insurgent Chapters 45-47

February 27, 2015 by


Guys! Guys! We’re fucking done with Insurgent today! I mean, we still have Allegiant, but we can still feel like we’ve accomplished something now. Let’s reflect back on Insurgent! Remember that time we hung out with people that didn’t contribute to the plot? And then those other people who didn’t contribute to the plot? And […]

We Meet the World’s Dumbest Security System: Insurgent Chapters 43 & 44

February 26, 2015 by


R.I.P Fernando. Beloved, cherished character. Insurgent Chapter 43 “I don’t mean to be insensitive,” says Marcus, “but we have to go before the Dauntless and factionless enter this building. If they haven’t already.” Marcus, you motherfucker. We are all still mourning Fernando, who again, just to remind you, is a beloved and cherished character that […]

The Ballad of Fernando, Minor Character: Insurgent Chapters 41 and 42

February 13, 2015 by


Chapter 41 Tris’s plan to actively work against her friends’ plan to overthrow Erudite begins in earnest, as Tris and the others reach the city and hear gunfire. To be fair, Tris’s PTSD continues to be one of the few things in this book that is interesting to read: For a moment I am disoriented, […]

Tris’ Not so Good, Ambiguous, Terrible Plan: Insurgent Chapter 40

February 12, 2015 by


Insurgent Chapter 40 Tris and Christina meet the Erudite who are hiding out at Amity in their dorm room in order to share their Super Amazing Plan of Planitude to save the mysterious Erudite data. I can’t even remember what the plan supposedly is, only that they apparently have one. Christina and I just finished […]

Tris Has Another Awful Plan: Insurgent Chapters 38 and 39

February 6, 2015 by


Last chance to vote in the poll! It determines what we’re reading starting, you know, Monday, so I kinda need to get on that soon. BUT ALSO VERY IMPORTANTLY, please tell me that you’ve read this Gawker piece about the disastrous Fifty Shades press tour, and that you’ve seen this excruciatingly awkward video: Insurgent Chapter […]

Tris and Marcus Form a Confusing Alliance: Insurgent Chapter 37

February 5, 2015 by


If you haven’t already voted, please take the time to answer our poll regarding whether we should jump right back into the Crossfire series or read a children’s book. One of these things is not like the other. Insurgent Chapter 37 Now that Tris is back with her motley crew of Dauntless pals, it’s time for some […]

Tris Isn’t Dead Yet: Insurgent Chapter 36

January 30, 2015 by


So you guys heard about the all-female Ghostbusters reboot? I’m like one of four people in the world who doesn’t like Ghostbusters, so that was pretty much the only thing that could have piqued my interest. I look forward to reading zero comments about Divergent and a thousand comments about how I don’t like Ghostbusters. […]

A Character Once Thought to be Evil, Isn’t as Evil as We Thought: Insurgent Chapters 34 & 35

January 29, 2015 by


Insurgent Chapter 34 When we last left off, Tris was making Jeanine feel really bad about herself, so Jeanine retaliates by deciding to just execute Tris tomorrow instead of waiting until she has the magical anti-Divergent serum ready. I am pleased with this turn of events because it means the villain is actually doing something […]

Nothing Is Explained Again: Insurgent Chapter 33

January 23, 2015 by


So I’m embarrassingly new to this whole “podcast” thing, but I just discovered they’re a thing and that I like them. So I’m gonna recommend that if anyone has a spare hour or so thus weekend, have a listen to the first episode of NPR’s new Invisibilia podcast. I really wanna talk with someone about […]

Four and Tris Easily Run Around the Erudite Compound Because Everyone Here is Terrible at Their Jobs: Insurgent Chapter 32

January 22, 2015 by


Insurgent Chapter 32 Last week, we discovered that Tris has been betrayed by her brother Caleb, unless everything is not as it seems or something. Who knows! Anything could happen in the wonderful, rich world of Insurgent! [Matthew says: Except possibly for things.] Why did I never wonder how Eric and Jeanine knew that I had […]