Sometimes Realistic makes a book Better (Allegiant Review)

***First of all, I’m going to try my best to not put any spoilers in this review but if you’ve been around the internet over the past couple of days you may already know how the trilogy ends

When I finished “Allegiant” I knew right away that the shocking ending was going to get the Divergent universe worked up. I knew fans were going to be angry and not like the ending. I don’t like that fans are actually physically threatening Veronica Roth. She is an author. Her job is to write an entertaining story and it is her prerogative to end her series however she wants.

Now, let me tell you why I like the way the Divergent series ended:

First of all, whether in books or in movies, I like it when things happen that I don’t see coming. I already knew there was a shocking ending to “Allegiant” but wasn’t sure exactly what that would be. I like the surprise of something happening that makes me take a break in my reading and think it through.

Also, let’s be realistic, if any of us lived the life of Tris, we wouldn’t have made it halfway through book one, right? The ending is reality. There are consequences to the choices we make. Sometimes we have to bear those consequences but very often, those we love have to bear them too.

And finally, I think it was a very bold and gutsy move on the author’s part to end her series this way. I’m sure she knew that readers were not going to be happy but she stuck with what she felt was right and wrote a story that was true to her vision.

Thank you, Veronica Roth, for an engaging and entertaining story about a girl who made hard choices and inspired a group of friends to do the same.

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