Allegiant by Veronica Roth ~Goodreads~
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books 2013
Paperback 544 pages ~The Book Depository~
*Warning this review does contain spoilers.
The final installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, Allegiant. The faction based community Tris believed in has now been shattered by violence and the desire for power with devastating consequences of loss and betrayal. Now she is offered the chance to go beyond the fence into a world where herself and Tobias will perhaps live a new simple life, free of lies, confused loyalties and horrific memories.
Tris and Tobias’ new reality is even more concerning than what the world was that she had left behind her, new truths unfold and once again the constant fight to understand the complexities of life while facing decisions on whether courage, love and sacrifice.
Well first of all I am saddened to have finished this book, it really was a brilliant read.
Throughout the trilogy we see Tris in a number of situations where she is on the verge of giving up her life for others and something inside my head was alerting me that at some point she will in fact sacrifice herself to save the one’s she loves.
I think that Tris dying show that not everything does have a happy ending, its realistic that not everyone lives- not even the protagonist! In the majority of books I’ve read, the main character has survived death countless times and its just not believable.
For me the whole meaning of this trilogy, is the fact that life is one big mystery and you might not be here tomorrow. I feel it represents the fact that not everything in life turns out the way you want it to, you have to make sacrifices to move on and grow as a person.
The outlook you get from reading this trilogy for me is that you need to make the best of the life you have, life for the moment and do and support what you believe is right, even if the outcome isn’t in your favour. Decisions have to be made and every decision leads to a different path, you just need the courage and belief that things will work out for the best whatever the situation.
This trilogy is definitely worth the read. Adventurous, thought provoking and full of bravery and suspense.