I compare reading a book series to dating. That first book is new and exciting – learning about and getting to know the characters, fluttery feels, and butterflies in the stomach. But with the books that follow, either you fall into a more stable and steady relationship or… you part ways. While Divergent was all about falling in love and Insurgent had us hitting some rocky times, it was Allegiant that reminded me why I fell in love and ensured that I stayed. It makes me so incredibly sad that there were spoilers floating around cyber space and that there was so much outrage at the choices Ms. Roth made (even sadder that some readers have chosen not to read Allegiant based on the hype *boo hiss*). The bottom line is that Veronica Roth’s writing is wonderful, and this book is amazing and exciting. If her story can create that much turmoil, tie you up in that many knots, and make your heart sputter time and time again… then she has done her job and she has done it well. It doesn’t matter whether you agree with those choices or not. These books have always encouraged bravery, and I feel this author made some very courageous decisions regarding the story. I admire that, and I appreciate the closure that was given. Did it hurt my heart? More than I can say, but I loved it all the same. Be Brave, indeed.
"I understand why she did all those things,
but that doesn't mean we aren't still broken."
My Rating: ★★★★1/2