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Roth's Heart-Wrenching Resolution: A Book Review of Allegiant

posted Oct 30, 2013, 4:53 PM by Unknown user

Madi Endicott

*WARNING: Spoiler Alert*

Fans fell in love with characters Tris Prior and Tobias Eaton in the first two novels of Veronica Roth’s hit dystopian trilogy Divergent. Now, fans will see the Dauntless couple’s thrilling, romantic, and nail-biting tale come to end as Roth’s highly anticipated final book of the Divergent series, Allegiant, came out last Tuesday.

In the spring of 2011 Roth released her debut novel Divergent, creating a unique and enchanting world where readers became easily lost and admirable, rugged characters who fans could not get enough of.

In Insurgent, the second book of the series, fans were left in awe as the organized society Roth had created fell to pieces. Tris and Tobias, with the help of Tobias’s mother and the factionless (citizens who were kicked out of their chosen faction), managed to stop the impending tyrant; however, a discovery in the last pages of Insurgent led them to believe that there may be a bigger issue than just their factions falling apart.

In Allegiant, readers get both Tris’s and Tobias’s perspective of what is happening as chapters are told from their alternating points of view.

At the beginning of Allegiant, Tobias and Tris realize that Tobias’s mother, Evelyn, is turning into the tyrant they thought they had avoided. In response, the two join forces with the Allegiant, a rebel group of faction loyalists moving to overthrow Evelyn and the factionless and restore the faction system.

With the enticing promise of an outside world and assistance from the Allegiant forces, Tris and Tobias venture beyond the confinements of the city.

Outside the gates, Tris, Tobias, and the rest of the Allegiant members who tagged along discover the shocking truth about their home (known to the outside world as Chicago) and find themselves caught up in yet another tyranny.

Tris and Tobias discover that the world is not perfect, and, as they have in the past, take it upon themselves to save innocent people from being hurt by others’ ignorant and selfish actions.

Every couple has their contrasts, but when Tobias finds out just how different he is from Tris, their relationship comes to a painful (for readers, at least) halt.

With the world crumbling around her feet (her home on the verge of mass destruction, and the one-minded scientist leaders overlooking the grief they are causing their world) and her loved ones endangering each other, Tris doesn't know who to trust. She does, however, know what she wants and will do anything to see that it’s accomplished.

Armed with the morals she has learned in Abnegation, the courage she has mastered from Dauntless, and the love that Tobias has taught her, will Tris be able to save the city she once called home, as well as the outside world that is barely hanging on by a thread? Find out in Veronica Roth’s final book of the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant.            

            Although the book series has come to a close, the movies are just starting up. Divergent is set to hit the big screens this coming spring starring Secret Life’s Shailene Woodley and Golden Boy’s Theo James. Check out The Knight Writer for a review of the film.