The first book I’m going to review is Allegiant. for those that don’t know, this is the third and final book in The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. The divergent trilogy takes place in dystopian Chicago, where the society there is divided into five factions. on a specific day, every sixteen year old must select the faction that they will be apart of for the rest of their lives. Beatrice Prior, our main character, struggles between staying with her family and being who she really is. ultimately she makes a choice that surprises everyone. she renames herself Tris and struggles to fit in with her new faction. however, she has a secret and if anyone finds out it could mean death for her. but when she see’s the growing conflict in the city, she struggles with her secret; her secret could end up saving everyone she loves, or destroying her.
Allegiant is the final book in this trilogy. Tris and her friends travel outside the city, and find out what or who, is out there. once they find what they are looking for, they learn many new things; things about the world, their city and themselves. but as we come to find out, they can’t escape conflict.
Overall, I really enjoyed this trilogy. it reminded me of the Hunger Games; the Hunger Games has districts, and the Divergent series has factions. I thought the characters were well developed, and pretty relatable. they were all diverse in their personalities. I wasn’t expecting the book to end how it did though. I won’t say who, but someone dies, and their death kind of stunned me. even though this person dies, the book in no way has a bad ending. the ending is, to me, one of hope. even though this character died, they helped to save everyone and so really, their death was not in vain.
while this is certainly a book for young adults, if you liked the hunger games, and you like stories about dystopian societies, then this book is for you, whether you are a young adult or not.