When starting to read this book I was very warry (not sure on the spelling of that one but I think you get the picture). I had heard some things about the ending. Not specific details but that people didn't like it and that it was a bit shocking. Because of this I did my best not to read anything or watching anything about the book. I'm glad I didn't. Although I knew what was going to happen before it happened I think if I had known right from the beginning the book wouldn't have been as enjoyable as it was. Allegiant was fairly slow starting off. But because of the short chapters it wasn't hard to get into it once the "action" got started. I put action in quotations because there wasn't a whole lot of action in this book. Some people didn't like that about it. They wanted a good ending fight. I'm glad that Veronica didn't include a major fighting sequence in the book. We had already had two, one in Divergent and one in Insurgent. So the ongoing of fighting was beginning to get tiresome in my eyes.
I give this book 5 stars because not only was it a great book but it was a book that will leave an impact. The Divergent Trilogy has taught many things about our personalities and what it is to be brave, selfless, smart, honest, and peaceful. But Allegiant doesn't just teach of those things but it also teaches us about acceptance and forgiveness. Which are probably the best gifts a book can give it's reader.
A few chapters into the book I thought I had the ending figured out. I thought that it would just end up with Tobias and Tris ending their relationship. Because all throughout the books they weren't clicking and through most of the second book and the beginning of the third I was beginning to get very annoyed by their relationship. They just didn't seem comparable. It wasn't until they officially broke up that I realized that they weren't only comparable but they needed each other to survive. I believe that was always Tris' downfall. Tobias always brought out the rational side of her in my opinion. So whenever left to her own bearings her dauntless side would clash with her abnegation side. She would jump at the chance to sacrifice herself even when their were other options. She was acting like a coward trying to find the easiest way out. Especially when she was grieving over Will and the loss of her Parents and technically her brother. But in Tris' last scene when she decided to go into the Weapons Lab instead of her brother she shows true bravery. Not only does she forgive him which shows strength but she goes in knowing very well she could die showing courage. I'm actually glad that the serum wasn't what killed her but that her enemy was her downfall. Maybe that makes me a terrible person but having David be the one to kill her proves that she didn't want to die and that she fought to stay alive.
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