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Allegiant

July 21, 2014

What an ending!

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I read the first two books of the Divergent-serie, which meant it did take me some pages to get into the story again. But as soon as I got the feeling for the story back, the pages just cruised by. I’m talking about Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

The chapters are divided between Tris and Tobias like the other books (?). In my opinion it gives the story a nice flow, and we get to know those two characters very well. As with all characters there are things I like and things I don’t like. But as a couple, Tris and Tobias seem to fit very well together. They are mature enough to try to accept each other the way they are, and not try to change the other one too much. Their relationship has ups and downs, which makes both them and their relationship seem more real.

To find out that what you have been taught your whole life might not be the whole truth, can’t be easy. But that doesn’t mean you get to just run off. No, when you are Tris and Tobias, you can’t help but fight for what you believe in, what you think is right.

It’s a good story, and even though the moral of the story seems to be to stand up for what you believe in, to be loyal and care for people, it’s not it’s most prominent feature (at least to me it doesn’t feel that way).


 

There are so many ways to be brave in this world.

Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.”

(Veronica Roth (2013) Allegiant)


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  1. Anon permalink
    July 23, 2014 4:15 pm

    No, the moral of the story is that an evil act is evil only if people you don’t like are doing it, but if you’re the one doing it then it’s okay.

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    • July 24, 2014 9:20 am

      Hm, I guess we read it a little differently. On the other hand, who is to say what’s evil and what is not? Sure, a lot of what they do isn’t very nice, but they seem to feel it’s the right thing to do.

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