by Veronica Roth
Plot Summary:One choice will define you.
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
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 memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more 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 the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Review:After reading the second book, Insurgent, I was a bit disappointed with where this series was heading, and unfortunately Allegiant did not turn this around for me. The further explorations of this dystopian world was very interesting, but I really didn't feel it was believable - especially the attitude that analyzing human nature by genes is a valid way to assess the potential of a human being. It's not nature over nurture since both are important in contributing to a person's personality. I am disappointed by how unscientific these scientists in the book are. Especially since they are supposed to be so advanced and have made such breakthroughs.
Tris and Tobias were also disappointing to me in this, because they again act in ways that are really frustrating. I continued to lose sympathy for them in their predicaments, especially with Tobias in a certain plot development. It didn't help that I felt like there were a few too many passages where Tris and Tobias described how the other looks or smells. It's kind of annoying and there are lots of bigger issues here. With the writing, I also had an issue with how many similes were used - it felt unnecessary and ridiculous and almost like padding out a story that really could have gotten to the point sooner.
No spoilers for the ending, but it is a very difficult one to come to terms with, and yet because I felt so disconnected to the characters, there wasn't really a huge impact for me. It's a surprise, but I didn't feel emotional over it. Unfortunately with all my disappointments over the characters and the plot, and the uneven pace of the story, I really couldn't connect to this last book in the Divergent trilogy. But I am glad that I finished the trilogy and got a resolution.