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believe that everything just ends with riding off into the sunset, but we do all know that's not the case. So sometimes, even in fairy tale stories, the ending isn't perfect.
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I picked these books up after seeing the movie which is never a good idea but the books were much better and I got really into them, I didn't see where it was going and I was shocked at the ending, when Tris went through so much suffering to die that way! I was upset I got really into the books. I definitely for one loved them.
This book destroyed me. I wept for three days and I'm not even kidding. I hated it so much, I still do. But I feel like a complete hypocrite because if the novel were to have a happy ending, I would have been very disappointed because that's how all the dystopias are ending nowadays. I think Veronica's choice in ending the book was very brave, but I'm still not for that ending. Not because of the dying in itself, but because of the way it was handled.
Caleb betrayed his sister and everyone. He had a chance to redeem himself. They needed someone to go into that room and he was inoculated against the death serum. Everything made perfect sense. It's completely logical for him to go in there and sacrifice himself. Then, of course, Tris has to jump in and be a hero.
I mean, come on. I thought she learned in Insurgent that she really wants to live. And here she goes crashing in, throwing her life away again. All the sacrifice crap felt cramped together in the end just to show that she's not recklessly throwing her life away, but I don't wanna hear that literally. I wanna SEE that her actions are out of care. I didn't see that. She leaves her damn gun outside the death serum room. Is that in any way not reckless? She jumps in to type the password, knowing that she will get shot halfway. Is that not reckless? I thought she was smart, that she could figure stuff out. I don't see much Erudite in this.
Lets not forget how Tobias dealt with the issue of his parents. All those years of abandonment, all the tricks his mother played on him, all the cruelty and hatred of the factions and the faction members, every little thing that happened in her lifetime that made her hate everyone who wasn't factionless and didn't suffer with her. All of that gone just in a few words from her son, everything illogically tied up so easily. It doesn't work like that. People talk about mother's love for her son, and I get that, but we're forgetting here that Evelyn is not a normal mother. She left her son to be tortured by his father all these years. No sense whatsoever in this book.
Enough about the ending.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one completely let down by the world outside the fence. Everything felt so repetitive. People who are accepted and taken in have no idea of the cruelty the government is doing behind their backs. Just like the factions. And there are genetically damaged, who are the equivalents of the factionless. Wow. Just wow. So much buzz about the world outside the fence, and then that.
I think it's Veronica's way of saying that humans just need someone to blame for the damage being done when they're all doing the damage themselves. But the way she expressed it is just wrong. I found myself understanding the government. I really don't get where she was going with this. The whole book felt written for the purpose of the ending and that's just wrong.
And Tobias. Oh, Tobias. I get that all characters need to have vulnerabilities but not to the point of destruction. He was completely ruined in this book. It's like Veronica took all his weaknesses and made them break him down and define him; just in one book. It defies his character so much because he's the kind of person who never lets his fears, his weaknesses, his soft spots control him. And let me just express my disappointment in the total disappearance of his bad-ass-edness.
The only thing I did like is Tris and Tobias. Not individually. But their relationship. They stopped being the couple they were in insurgent. They became mature and real. I love that Tris was considering breaking up with him because the truth is sometimes it gets hard being with your significant other. You're not always like,"Oh god, I'd never consider that, I love them!"
And again, like they were in Divergent, they made each other stronger.
Overall, I was completely let down by Allegiant.
The ending is far from a happy ending, however I think it links nicely into the theme of the story and it gives a powerful message to the reader about fighting to the death for what you believe in.
Stop waiting for Prince Charming. Get out and find him. The poor idiot may be stuck in a tree or something.