The new world of Tris and Four (Tobias) no longer includes factions. In fact, the new rule is that they are not to dress in faction colors. Tris is not sure she loves the new world. It's hard to go from the factions to factionless in a short amount of time. Tobias' mom, Evelyn, is the new leader of their society and she has no love for Tris, she wants Tobias to break up with her. Tris knows that the only way that her life will get any better is to find a way to get out of the city. She's only hoping that she can convince Tobias to leave his mom and go with her so they can start a new life together. When a group of the Allegiant approaches Tris about joining their group, she feels she has no better option. The Allegiant also want to get out of the city, and Tris is selected as one who will leave and search for somewhere else to go. They plan to just escape and not have any of the leaders be the wiser, but that's not quite what happens and one of their own is killed. Tris feels that leaving will be the answer to all her problems, but what she doesn't realize is that it's actually just the beginning of a whole new set of problems. She will soon learn that life is not quite what she's always thought it to be. Will the revelations shake her from her resolve?
I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this one, especially after seeing the reviews that others have been writing about it. But I was pleasantly surprised to actually like most of it. I love the way that Veronica Roth writes her characters, you feel as though you know them and that they could actually walk off the page and be one of your best friends. They are also flawed, just like all of us, they have their vices and problems. I thought that the plot was really good, and when all was revealed about the way their society actually was, I was really surprised. The ending was not at all what I thought would happen, I haven't decided yet if I think it was a great ending to the series, but I did think that it was a good way to end the book. There were a few mild swear words in this one, and some of Tris and Tobias' interactions made me just a bit uncomfortable, but for the most part it was clean.
I was able to borrow this book from my local library.
Labels: distopian, Divergent series, Veronica Roth