First time I cried reading a book. Call it unmanly, but it's true. A powerful conclusion to my favorite trilogy, this book twists and turns, dishes up intriguing life commentary, and shows the redemption of its main character as she discovers the meaning of life. And no, it's not a bunch of Englishmen in drag doing musical numbers. :)
I love this book so much. The ending is a little sad, and just a heads up, the chapters are in POVs of Tris and Tobias. To me, that's a lot like giving out spoilers, but oh well. It's really surprising and we can finally hear things from Tobias's POV too. Good luck in hoping you don't cry at the ending!
PS, there's a short epilogue book for this called We Can Be Mended....its also a little sad...
Although Allegiant provides a fun and satisfying end to the trilogy, I found it to be the weakest of the series. The scope of the book grows too quickly in a way that I think adding at least one more book to the series would have helped smooth the transition. Still, it's a must read for anyone who enjoyed the first two.
I recommend this though the ending is "bad" in a way... I loved this series and also recommend you to go on and read Carve The Mark, which is Veronica Roths next book which seems to also have great reviews... I hope you enjoy!
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Allegiant is the final book in the Divergent trilogy, and wraps up the events that occurred in the previous book. This is the slowest book in the trilogy, in my opinion, but the build up to the end is unexpected, and definitely leaves an impact on the reader. This book showcases a wide range of emotion from the characters, and is a rollercoaster to read about. The only thing that I'd criticize is the changes of point of view. POV changes can get confusing, and is something that isn't my cup of tea personally. This book was a good conclusion to the series, and overall, the trilogy was entertaining to read and experience.
- @loona of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
Allegiant is the last book of the Divergent series, ending all loose ends in Tris' life as well as the systematic restrictions of the faction system. The series itself had always been a favourite of mine, and it didn't disappoint. Allegiant was the most heart wrenching out of all three books (also the Four spinoffs, if included). While the book didn't come with its fair share of flaws, the overall writing and characters made me overlook it all. Throughout the book, you keep questioning the character's hard decisions as morally balanced, constantly putting yourself in their position to see what you would do. In my opinion, if a book can get you thinking and questioning, it's a good book. This is definitely a series you'll want to look into.
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I loved this book it was a great ending to the divergent series. It kept me hooked the entire time. I'm glad the Veronica Roth decided to do both tris's and Tobias's views. ( Happy Evelyn chose son over power🙃 ) Great book.
This was a very exciting book. It had tons of twists and bends to the story, so you can never predict what is going to happen. I don't think anybody would not get teary-eyed after reading this. There are many descriptive parts of the story and also sad parts. Although this is a good book, it was hard tracking who's who. Adding a new person's view is a good idea, but it was confusing sometimes because I sometimes couldn't tell between Tris and Tobias. Overall, this is a good and emotional book.
I liked the addition in book 3 of Tobias' point of view, though the mere fact that I had to rely heavily on the chapter heading to tell who was doing the talking showed me that Ms. Roth really needed to spend more time creating a pair of protagonists with more distinct voices. I wish she'd made the same commitment throughout the trilogy to keep Tris's voice OR Tris and Tobias vs. the first 2 all in the voice of Tris and the last in Tris's and Tobias's voices. And suddenly we're seeing street names where I don't remember any in the first two books - oh, Dystopian Chicago? Maybe it's been too long since I read the first book. I found myself liking and rooting more for Tobias than Tris, who to me is just a liar and not a very nice person. Brave, maybe. **SPOILER ALERT ** I actually liked book 3 best of all 3, it had a surprise twist (protagonist dies) and left me thinking far more about the whole series than either 1 or 2. Glad I gave it another try, though I wished it were better written.
The book itself was absolutely fabulous although the ending was extremely sad. Veronica Roth has you wanting to read page after page. I would recommend this book to anyone.
LOVE this book!!! that's all i can say...if i started listing everything i love, this review would go on forever!!!:-)
Loved this book. It answers a lot of questions and adds some new characters who really shape the story! If you haven't read Divergent and Insurgent yet, it would be a good idea to.
I am a senior and read this book to discuss with my granddaughter. There are a lot of good virtues espoused in the book that teenager should consider. The selfless attitude of the main character for the greater good is an attitude that is seldom promoted and accepted in the current moral and political culture. The portrayal of government pursuing an agenda without thought to the people of the land is also a serious issue that teens need to consider. I found the book thought provoking as it deals with a possible future world where self rules and the dire consequences of that psyche.
Normally I don't like books that alternate between the perspective of other characters but I didn't mind this one. The first two books were great but this one blew my mind. At the end was so sad I seriously cry my eye balls out. The fact of killing the main character was a bit annoying it just felt like Roth was tired of writing the book. She even killed my favourite character. this was no doubt my favourite book in the seires. 5 stars definitly.
I don't tend to like books written in the first person, but it wasn't too bothersome in the first two books in this series. In this book, however, I found the jumping back and forth from first person Tris to first person Tobias almost every chapter really jarring, making it hard to get into the story. It becomes clear why this perspective shifting was necessary; there are enough Tobias-only scenes that it would be impractical to tell the story only from Tris' perspective. Nevertheless, it detracted from my enjoyment of the book.
Once I got past that, the plot and characters are just as well developed as in the earlier books in this series, and the themes are remarkably culturally relevant. Barring a slow patch in the middle, the story is another fast-paced page turner.
Once again, Veronica Roth writes an amazing page turner. The ending was devastating, and throughout the book there were so many values in it. Has to be a favourite as always, and would recommend this book to any body who loves action. Seeing that this is the last book, I'm not that happy, but I found this a wonderful book to end it on. I couldn't put it down when I started the book, and the content, was fabulous. Five stars, no doubt. :)
This book is great and i really enjoy the content of the book.This book is GREAT
his book is a serious love bomb! Deeply moving.. I felt like I partially survived a LOVE-BLAST! Love of a family, sibling love, couple love, cupid love, motherly love, parental love, fatherly love, selflessness, name it and it's there in this book.
And I cried a bucket lot of Fat, Ugly tears towards the end. I can't get enough of Tris! Bravest Soul I've ever met. Hat's off to you, dear latest piece of my heart!I'll try to copy you, reread the portion towards end occassionaly to keep you alive and well in my heart, I promise you, dearest friend. :( I'll miss you but.. I've never met such a selfless girl in my life, Tris. You should be dissected be young minds. I wish you were in a textbook. (You ARE a textbook!).
Thank you for letting me get to know Tris, Ms.Roth! You are such an amazing writer! I'm forever indebted to you. Thanks again.
Love, Jenny.(I don't know how it turned out as a letter. ??)
The Beginning was slow, Midsection super slow and confusing with a lot, a lot of details. Though if you trot and drag yourself through it, YOU'LL SEE THE BEAUTY. DEFINITELY! The ending is so worth of two days of reading slump.
I'll definitely spoil the book for you (If I haven't done it already) if I keep rambling on. So, thanks for being a patient listener, and ultimately, VEROOOOONICAAAA ROOOOOOOTHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE A GENIOUS! Please keep creating such useful books! This book is so emotion,trauma and tragedy packed,Ooh YES! Brace yourself for a Zip Ride! :)
WARNING!!! THIS COMMENT CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!
I loved Roth's writing style, but I was extremely disappointed with all the deaths in the series. I admit I was crushed and cried for about a half hour when I read that Tris died. Why?!?!? I was shipping Tobiatris like crazy!!! I was so hopeful when she survived the death serum, even without the protective suit, but no, she just had to get shot twice in the neck and die. I hate Caleb, he's a dirty little traitor! What Tris did was extremely brave, but I strongly wish it never turned out that way! I cried even more at how absolutely crushed Tobias was when he found out about her death!!!! He waited two years until finally being able to let go enough to spread her ashes! I definitely do NOT want to read this series again, it contained too much heartbreak. I think the ending with Tris's death was a lazy one, like Roth got tired of writing the book.
After the disappointment that was Insurgent, I kept my hopes low for the final installment of the trilogy. Not that I expected a bad book, but I didn't want to be disappointed all over again. I'd rather have low expectations and be happily surprised than the opposite. That said, I liked this book so much more than the previous one. Allegiant had me hooked like Divergent did, and I was captivated all over again. Characters kept surprising me and made me hate and love them all over again. The ending was unbelievable, I had never heard of an author ending a series with the death of a main character like Roth did. I'm still not sure if I'm happy or upset by it, but I like her uniqueness.
- @PageTurner of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
This final, concluding book in the Divergent trilogy, in my opinion, is better than the second, but not as good as the first. I feel as though what really caught me in this trilogy was the society and factions. Once those were removed, the story lost its appeal. I feel as though the author was trying to emphasis the changes that the characters underwent, by changing everything up. However, I was thrown awkwardly between too much and too little action. I did understand what the intended impact of the conclusion meant, but I did not enjoy it on a reader's perspective. It was very deep and emotional, but sorrow is not my preferred genre. Regardless, this was a joyful series to read, definitely worth the tragedies and excitement. 4.8/5
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
After reading this book, you will better understand my review of Insurgent, when I said that being able to understand the characters is helpful because you can understand the decisions they make and the things they do. This book barely contained any cliché moments. Roth is a completely unique author, and the way she writes the book is unexpected, and slightly un-predictable. You never really know what will happen next, and the ending of the book is shocking proof of that. This book was not as good as the first one, but better than the second book. It has got action-packed moments, and then moments where no action happens, and you have time to recover from your emotional train ride. I won’t give spoilers, but you will need to have a tissue box at your side when you read this book, because it will make you cry, especially when you learn that unconditional love, really is unconditional, even when someone doesn’t deserve it. I would recommend the whole series to anyone who loves a good dystopian series.
- @Alicat15 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
The last book in the Divergent series. Tris and Tobias go past the borders of the fence to the outside world. They find out that it was all an experiment trying to fix something that went wrong years ago. The experiment was a fail and now they have decided to kill the entire city of people. Tris and Tobias must save the people that they love before it is too late. 2 Stars
- @bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I don't like the ending that it's really just in Chicago.. It doesn't make sense.