Allegiant Hardcover – Oct 22 2013
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“Roth shakes up her storytelling (and will do the same to some readers) in this highly anticipated, largely satisfying wrap-up to the Divergent trilogy.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Roth’s plotting is...intelligent and complex. Dangers, suspicion, and tension lurk around every corner, and the chemistry between Tris and Tobias remains heart-poundingly real. This final installment will capture and hold attention until the divisive final battle has been waged.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The tragic conclusion, although shocking, is thematically consistent; the bittersweet epilogue offers a poignant hope.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A surprise ending that is gutsier and much less predictable than the rest of the series would lead one to expect.” (Los Angeles Times)
“The plot is believably complex, and Roth makes the wise decision in this last installment to reveal the secrets early on and let the focus fall on her characters as they grapple with this new reality, the choices that face them, and the repercussions of their actions.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“In the end, this is a world replete with loss, and the heroes must suffer their own in a twist that will break the hearts of many readers but stays true to the merciless dystopia that Roth has created.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
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I would not recommend this book to anyone. I wish I could go back and unread this novel.
Very disappointed with this book. I read a LOT (I also majored in literature in university), and can never remember feeling this disappointed and frustrated after finishing a novel.
I'm always leery of partaking in YA fiction, as it tends to be formulaic and predictable, but after seeing the movie, I became more curious about the world the author had created and found myself wanting to read more about it. The first book was my favourite. The second built tension, and the third could have been spectacular, but there are so many things wrong with it.
Firstly, I found the plot to be tedious and repetitive. Roth would have the characters expounding on and explaining the same concept over and over, seemingly because there was nothing else going on and there was nothing else for them to talk about.
Secondly, the choice to alternate the perspective of the narration between the two "main" characters was puzzling. There wasn't a distinct voice between the two narrators, and if it weren't for one character talking to or about the other, I would be lost as to who was speaking half of the time if it wasn't noted at the beginning of the chapter. This novel likely would have been better written from an omniscient perspective, but this alternative was chosen to try to maintain cohesion with the rest of the series which were first-person from one character.
The main problem many have with the book, is the death of arguably the main character of the series. I don't mind when important characters die. Even the lead character dying, if it works with the story and makes sense, is fine.Read more ›
Allegiant was, to be blunt, atrocious. Many characters have died in this series but, as you may have already heard or deduced, the fans are traumatized by the death of a certain main character. Now I for one can tolerate main characters dying as long as there is a REASON behind it and it adds to the story - doesn't take away from it - and it is a powerful, meaningful death. Take Dumbledore for instance. I cried when my dad read his death scene to me (my dad read me the entire Harry Potter series starting when I was 7,) and I cry ever time I see the scene in the movie. But was I mad at JK Rowling? No. Many fans actually weren't, especially after the seventh book. They had closure. They saw reason to his death. Tragic? Absolutely. But JK Rowling did it right, as she did with most of her characters' deaths. But THIS death? MAJOR FAIL ON VERONICA ROTH'S PART!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It contributed NOTHING to the story. It was just so POINTLESS. I think she was trying to prove the selflessness of the character but the character died in the most anti-climactic way to sacrifice themself for someone who did NOT deserve it. I'm sorry but this particular character death was just horrible. And I stopped caring about this character after the first book.
Now onto Four. I FREAKING HATED HIM IN THIS BOOK.Read more ›
I recommend finding a synopsis on the web before spending time and money on this. I hope the movie writers do not follow the book for the adaptation.
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We bought this as a gift for our younger daughter who is thirty something. She asked for this and we were pleased to oblige. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mmbathu1
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