Rating: ***** Suggested Age: Mature 12 or 13
Summary: “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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
Veronica Roth concludes the Divergent series with a bang. Allegiant is a wonderful ending to her best-selling series. Warning: Have tissues at hand. The violence is still high and a three well-loved characters die. I cried, so I am trusting most kids will. A main character makes a mistake and it results in the death of another character. There is a lot of emotional issues between the two main characters that form the ‘turning point’ of the story. The adult content took a sky-rocket when the two main characters get a little cozy. It is not graphic, but in my opinion, unnecessary. This thrilling end to the series raises questions about sacrifice and why labels don’t matter. I recommend this book to mature readers who can handle sadness, adult content, and violence. I am hoping Roth writes more novels because I really enjoyed this series and herself as a writer.