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The faction based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known Tris is ready Perhaps beyond the fence she and Tobias will find a simple new life together free from complicated lies tangled loyalties and painful memoriesBut Tris's new reality is even alarming than the one she left behind Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves And once again Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature and of herself while facing impossible choices about courage allegiance sacrifice and loveTold from a riveting dual perspective ALLEGIANT by 1 New York Times best selling author Veronica Roth brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT


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    Ten Hours laterWhen I don’t like a series ending I tell myself it’s partially my own fault that the book suffered from my expectations In the case of Allegiant I think it went a little beyond that Hours after finishing and sleeping on my crushing disappointment I have to admit that very little of this book worked for me So I’m turning to the device that I always turn to when I’m stressed or overwhelmed with something lists As always in a review of this nature there will be MASSIVE SPOILERS for all three books in this series I’m using a cut and it means very definite business Things that Did not Work for Me in Allegiant a List by Kateview spoiler1 The World BuildingWhen you think about both Divergent and Insurgent there was very little actual world building that went on We established the faction system and the way it functions in Divergent We also established the problems inherent with that system In Insurgent we explored those problems by watching the breakdown And then in the end of Insurgent we find out that it’s all an experiment intended to save the outside world from war and violence and povertyThen we get to Allegiant Everything in the video is a lie so in a lot of ways everything Tris did at the end of Insurgent was for nothing The outside world is basically Chicago 20 only instead of being divided by personality type people are divided by the extent of their broken genes It’s an interesting thought and a cool platform for philosophizing but so much is crammed into this book that we don’t have time for those subtleties Basically we have one book to learn the mass of information we need to know about the outsideThis info dump is compounded by several things 1 Everything we thought we knew about the outside is a lie and some things we thought we knew about the people on the inside is a lie too 2 Tris knows nothing about the outside so things that we know about as readers keep being off handedly explained to her and also not explained to her 3 a lot of what Tris has to figure out is science and history and there's not the sufficient background needed to help with suspension of disbeliefThis is clearly supposed to be far into the future at least seven generations? but fundamentally it’s still the world we know We knew that because of the fact that Chicago was clearly recognizable But knowing that everything on the outside is basically still functioning through our government and that the same kinds of issues still cause problems? Something about that made me question every piece of information thrown at meThere was too much information introduced in this book for it to be the closing of a series and I honestly think this whole series would have benefited from a fourth book2 Character Developmenta The background charactersNone of the background characters went anywhere significant I did not learn anything new about Cara Christina or Uriah I could have eliminated all three of them from this book and everything would have been the same Even Uriah’s injury and death felt like a plot point for Four that was ultimately completely glossed over Peter and Caleb showed no growth or change Peter proved that he is still the same coward he has always been and yet somehow he gets exactly what he wants Caleb too proved a coward He was given the chance for redemption and he didn’t take it As for Natalie Prior I thought her backstory was interesting It was one of the few interesting things about the book though I thought the “love triangle” was unnecessary and slowed the plot down I also couldn’t wrap my brain around why when she found out Tris was divergent she wouldn’t have told her at least some of this information she knew something that would help her daughter and her society And even though it was interesting backstory it didn’t change Natalie Prior’s motivations for saving her daughter and acting as she didThere was a rash of seemingly senseless deaths in this book First Edward dies Butwhy? To show that the factionless show as little regard for human life as the Erudite did? For the two page scene in which we don’t know if Evelyn is upset by his death? The same thing with Tori who died it seems simply to provide the moment in which we find out how wrong she was and that her brother now has to deal with her death?Butwhy do I care about George Wu? This problem ties back to the world building problem and the need for another book We are introduced to so many new characters Some lady whose name I can’t remember Amar George Nita Matthew David all the people from The Fringe The people from the Fringe? We barely learn anything besides their names Amar and George are there it seems to provide some familiarity for our refugees but we barely see them and they don’t teach us anything new about the inside or the outside Then we get to Nita who plays a major role and then just seems to disappear Matthew has a nice little speech about the Terrible thing that genetic prejudice caused to happen but who is also basically a clone of Cara And David who is exactly exactly like Jeanine Having so many new people cut out our chance to see the people that matteredLikeb TrisTris came a long way in Insurgent and she learned a lot of things I thought overall she was doing well and continuing that trend until the end which ruined everything But here was my problem with Tris besides what happened at the end was she wrong about ANYTHING in this book? It’s like she could perfectly read every situation and every person and she was kind of a condescending jerk about it She wants to act like she’s never been wrong but I remember her surprise at Caleb’s betrayal I remember that it took a bit for her to figure out Evelyn was Four’s mother I remember that she didn’t see Al’s betrayal coming or even Eric’s I remember that she didn’t see through Evelyn’s plan until it was already happening Tris isn’t infallible and I liked that about her Those mistakes made Tris human But in Allegiant? she’s suddenly perfect She is smart and strong and skilled and canny and selfless to a ridiculous extent It makes it hard for us to blame Tris when she’s annoyed that people are ignoring her or not trusting her gut It also makes Four’s journey that much difficult to handle because knowing that she’s always right means that he’s always wrong And he kind of is c FourI really wish we had not gotten Four’s point of view in this book I’d say a big portion of the problems I had stemmed from the dual points of view Fundamentally we had to learn everything new through both characters because obviously they reacted differently to everything This really slowed down the pacing and bogged this book down in repetitive backstory His sections of the book were indistinguishable in both tone and voice Though Tris and Four complimented each other so well in the first two books made an excellent team of equals they are also very different personality types Sure they have similar characteristics the same kinds of things make them tick but they go about things in a very different wayI’ll be honest I didn't find Four likable in this book I got flashes of the Four I loved but he was so mired down in all of his weaknesses that reading his portions of the book was really hard He is the one that was so mad at Tris in the last book for lying and he is the one that told her at that he should trust her and not hide things from her But what happens? Four finds out that he’s not really divergent um ok? and then he completely breaks down and immediately loses all the growth he’d accomplished in the first two books and does something stupidPart of me understands that the point is that Four isn’t perfect he has four fears but those four fears are so much bigger and terrifying than most people’s ten or twenty or my thousand He has Major Issues However I knew that about him already We already watched this struggle with the need to do something to make the world better and also the need to protect Tris and be a good man in the face of incredibly difficult choices We spent a book watching him deal with his feelings for his mother and father even if we never watched him deal with those things from this point of view It was wrenching but it made him growThis Four is broken He has lost all of the defining elements that made him Four He is weak and indecisive and insecure and most surprisingly of all irrational His participation in Nita’s plan baffles me Since when has Four ever blindly trusted anyone’s plan or anyone for that matter let alone a stranger’s? Since when does he not at least argue with Tris OR ANYONE about the moral complications of what is happening? It’s one thing for him to go along with Evelyn’s plan though even then only at first that relationship and his feelings are complicated Here his decision makes no sense He barely knows Nita Why is he not working with Cara and Christina and Tris? Why is he not asking that they be involved? It made no sense to me even in context of losing his identityAnd then his actions and his part in this plan are ignored? There are no consequences aside from the fact that Uriah is unconscious and ultimately dies That entire plot point just seemed pointless Tris is going to be plenty mad about Four being so stupid already Four is going to feel plenty guilty about acting like a completely naive hayseed without Uriah having to eat it Then the issue became about Uriah instead of why on earth he made this ridiculous decision and what he was feeling After this incredibly boneheaded and uncharacteristic decision? I don’t even know what the hell to make of what was going on with Four I did not understand his motivations I did not understand the personality he suddenly exhibited It felt like he was simply moving forward the plot instead of being Four Plus he spends all of Allegiant being broken down and we never really see him built back up3 The PlotThis plot was repetitive In Insurgent we have to overthrow the tyranny of Jeanine Mathews In Allegiant we have to overthrow the tyranny of Jeanine Mathews 2030 It is the same struggle Of course on one level that makes sense Tris is chasing this problem up the chain She’s discovering that the root of this problem is bigger than Jeanine Mathews and that the outside and its problems never really stayed outside I did appreciate that aspect The pacing was an issue It was slowed considerably by the excessive amount of info dumping and also the dual points of view It also felt formulaic It was so paint by numbers and repetitive that it became predictable in part because Tris is always right and in part because there’s no time for nuance thanks to all the random information being thrown about and all the random things that keep happening And yet even with the repetition and the predictability and the deus ex machina moments this plot was a confused mess and most of it was completely unnecessary to where we wentAnd good lord the ending of no sense The holes in this plot were insane The main conflict seems to be that the Bureau who has controlled Chicago and Tris’s life wants the Chicago experiment to keep going Tris wants those people to know the truth and be free Four doesn’t seem to know what the hell he wants In order to keep things going the Bureau wants to wipe the memories of Tris’s friends and the families of her friends Her grand solution? Wipe the memories of the bureau instead Erase their memories of genetic prejudiceWhat?We know there are antidotes to basically every serum from the death serum to the truth serum We also know there’s an inoculation to the memoryAbnegation serum So why does it occur to NO ONE that instead of say inoculating Christina’s family and Uriah’s that they say INNOCULATE EVERYONE? If they inoculate the people in Chiacago then David and the Bureau can't wipe their memories At the very least this seemingly obvious solution buys them time to figure out what the hell to do Instead it’s decided Caleb will sacrifice himself by breaking into a vault of memory serum and releasing it into the air before the death serum can claim him which everyone completely 100% believes will happen and it occurs to no one that Tris of all people will never ever let him do thisFour heads into the city to give the memory serum to only one of his parents because he’ll only have time for one but GASP WHICH WILL HE CHOOSE? Ok Let’s think about this The memory serum is intended to allow the two groups in Chicago to come to an agreement How on earth does giving Marcus the serum help that goal? Evelyn will still remember that he beat her Evelyn will still remember that he beat Tobias Evelyn will still want to prove her strength over him because she rightfully HATES Marcus So clearly Evelyn is the only logical choice because if she can forget what Marcus did to her what the factions did to her she can come to an agreement because she’ll have forgotten all the things that motivated her to fight in the first place Marcus is just a power hungry dickwad that's fundamental to him like knowing how to breathe Knowing this and I don’t understand how you could not especially in the context of Four’s weird relationship with his mother versus the fact that basically he wants his dad to be dead all the tension is gone from Four making this decision because we all know there is no decisionOf course knowing this we also know that Four is never going to give his mother the memory serum What is completely unbelievable in the end is that Evelyn the same Evelyn who has proven herself to be a dictator and a tyrant who abandoned Four who lied to Four who tried to push away the only person who has ever supported Four and believed in him in his entire life the same person who has been motivated by nothing but hate of the factions with seemingly little thought to her son is magically made reasonable by love of her son what?This makes no sense in the context of what we know about Evelyn based on what we’ve seen her do She doesn’t even argue with Tobias It’s just sobbing hugs and forgetting everything she’s done so she can have the PROSPECT of her son one day being in her life I’m supposed to believe this because we had a scene with her staring at the blue vase she gave him? And of course they go out and shake hands with Johanna and Marcus gets his just desserts because everyone knows he is an evil scumbag bent on power and everything magically works out fine despite the fact that people were rioting in the first chapter and the rest of the factionless are just going to forget their anger because they love Tobiasoh waitMeanwhile back in the compound4 The Message?I knew in my gut as soon as I started reading the second instance of Tobias’s point of view that Tris would die But still I hoped I was wrong I wanted to be wrong And I wanted to be wrong because it doesn’t make any sense with Tris's growthEvery Single Book Every single book Tris goes off to do some sacrificial act to save the people she cares about That is basically all she does in Insurgent And what is her lesson at the end of Insurgent? She wants to live She doesn’t want to die she wants to fight and save the world But we all know as readers from the moment they mention that stupid vault’s booby trap that Tris is going to walk into it We know she is AndI hated it First of all it completely screwed the little character development we’d seen from Caleb Oh so Tris points a gun to your head to make you give you the backpack? And you believe her? Stupidest Erudite EVER Because why would she shoot you you idiot if she is about to walk into a death serum pressure cooker TO SAVE YOUR LIFE? It was believable when Tris said she’d shoot David to keep them from getting the password But she doesn’t want Caleb to die When he lets her have the backpack when he lets Tris walk into that chamber? I have never been so disappointedI was disappointed in Tris too because she stole Caleb's redemption Maybe he lives and redeems himself in some other way though considering he was an accessory to the slaughter of an entire faction betrayed his sister and is generally of weak character why would anyone believe that he can redeem himself in any other way? So at gunpoint she steps up to make this sacrifice and we all knew she was going to do it all along and how did Tobias not? I don’t mind character deaths in books I think when handled correctly they are touching scenes that teach the reader something I think about Dumbledore dying and my chest aches I think about so many other deaths in books from Rue in Hunger Games to Bridge to Terebethia and I know that deaths of characters you love can matter and make a book beautiful and better and teach you things about yourself and the world and love and all of itBut the death has to matter And Tris’s didn’t In the very rushed end we find out that people can depend on each other? Can mend each other? We find out that Four is still grieving Tris but is maybe starting to move on that he doesn’t talk or think about her much because of how much it hurts? Is Peter right? Tobias is young Someday he’ll move on and he’ll remember Tris but he’ll keep living And it’s true moving on is brave That’s what life is and what it requires and we have to be grateful for the moments we spend with the people we love and the impact they have But I needed so much from Tobias at the end to make his loss of Tris worth that messageI hated too the way Tris’s death was handled Because what was Tris doing? She was running into her mother’s arms and asking if she could be finished Wanting to be done implying a choice even though she JUST told Caleb to tell Tobias that she didn’t want to leave him If she’d gone down fighting I’d have bought this But she seemed to welcome death to want it and that reverts her straight back to the things she supposedly learned she DIDN’T want in InsurgentI don’t understand why Tris’s death did anything to make that message real If anything it makes it less so It’s easy to band together in grief to find the people who understand and cling to them and form a stronger bond while you do We saw that already with Christina and Uriah I think this book wouldn’t have been able to gloss over everything if Tris had lived Like Uriah’s injury and demise a lot of this ending was hurriedly tied up with her death We didn’t have to see what really happened in the aftermath We didn’t have to deal with the choices for society Tris’s death was sand for the characters to bury their heads in This book didn't have a hopeful ending because nothing really changed 90% of the characters are dead and everyone forgives everyone almost everything because they care about them? This is the foundation of rebuilding and stability upon which these characters and this world can grow? I’d have given up Tris and Tris and Four if it left Four and the the people she cared about with strength and hope and a better world but I didn’t see that it did hide spoiler