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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

With their city on the verge of mass anarchy, Tris, Tobias and a few others have fled the city. Or should I say, experiment. As Tris and her friends stumbled around the world outside the fence they come across the Bureau of Genetic Welfare where they learn that Chicago was one of many experiments. Stunned and somewhat puzzled at this discovery, Tris and Tobias begin to realize that the world isn’t as small as it seems, and that can be a good or bad thing.

What I Thought of Allegiant

After the two amazing books in the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant was a swing and a miss. Almost every review will say, what happened? And they’re right, only Veronica Roth knows why she ended the book the way she did. Anyhow, enough hints, on to the review. The storyline was good, it had enough suspense to be interesting and an abundance of action. Moreover, I liked the concept and scientific aspects Roth added to the plot. Even with these great additions it didn’t make up for the lack of character growth and overall stupidity along with naïvety of the characters. Tris and Tobias seemed more reckless than clever and quick, many mistakes were careless and absurdly emotional. The characters were generally unlikeable and sometimes annoying. A disappointing end to a fantastic trilogy.

A memorable moment and highlight of the story is when Tris and her friends learn about the Purity War and how the quest for perfection resulted in a profusion of imperfection. I had no idea that this is what the author was thinking of when she wrote this trilogy, so I enjoyed reading about it.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars