Hello Internet Friends.
*This post will have spoilers. If you have not read any of the Divergent series, do not continue reading this post. Instead, go and read the books and come back. Trust me.*
Now into the very brief reaction.
I only started the Divergent series a week ago, and after finishing Divergent (which had been on my TBR shelf for well over a year) I immediately went out and bought Insurgent and Allegiant.
Allegiant makes me angry. It had so much potential. I was absolutely wrapped up in the world that Veronica Roth created, I fell in love with her characters and had so many questions about what was on the outside. And then, I was disappointed.
Firstly, GP versus GD. I didn’t get it. Maybe I wasn’t fully able to immerse myself in the world or something, but to me GP versus GD didn’t seem like that much of an issue. It was what I was expecting as the reason for Chicago being shut off from the world. I was expecting some sort of disease, or something a little bit more dramatic than genetic modifications.
Next, the two point perspective. For me, there was little to no difference between Tris’ and Tobias’ points of view. Honestly, if I ever forgot to look at the narrators name at the start of each paragraph I had absolutely no idea who’s POV I was reading.
Finally, the deaths. Veronica Roth is an evil, evil lady. The death of Tris shocked me, but I wasn’t that surprised. As soon as I saw it was from two POV’s I knew that either she or Tobias would be killed. The death of Uriah seemed unnecessary. The one that caused me to be physically affected, so much so, I had to put the book down and wipe my eyes, was Tori. But not when Tori died, but when you found out that George was still alive. Tori’s wole reason for living, for doing what she did, for leading the Allegiant, was to avenge her brothers death. And what happens, she dies pages before we meet George. Heartwrenching.
I’m going to stop writing now as I can feel my heart breaking into two again, but I shall leave you with some stray thoughts.
1. Loved the scattering of Tris’ ashes. I thought it was unbelievably fitting.
2. The way Tobias reacted when he found out he wasn’t divergent angered me. It wasn’t the Four that I had come to love.
3. God I hate Nita, and Tobias for falling for it.
That is all.
Until next time. x