Allegiant - Potential SPOILERS

Discuss the June 2014 book of the month Divergent by Veronica Roth. While only Divergent--the first book of the series--is the book of the month, feel free to use this subforum to discuss the rest of the series or to talk about the movies, but make sure not to post spoilers unless noted in the topic title.
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Re: Allegiant - Potential SPOILERS

Post by Gigareads »

I enjoyed the books but hated the ending. If I were to recommend the series to a friend I would probably suggest skipping the last book or at least warn them to have a box of tissues near by when they are reading it. I remember going through different stages of grief when I read it. First I was sad and bawling my eyes out, then I got quite angry at the author for putting me through this. In the end I came to understand why Roth ended the series this way, but I still don't like it. I prefer happy endings.

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Post by sush_destiny »

The emotional ending did leave me in a roller coaster of emotions and not completely happy with the book.

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Post by dorebri2020 »

I didn´t like the ending simply because I felt there were many characters who could have helped Tris or at least tried instead of leaving her to face David. I do think it wrapped up the series very well, but knowing how the characters will blame themselves and will find it hard to move on is upsetting. I appreciate the courage it took to give up the character though.
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I liked that Roth didn't give readers exactly what they wanted in terms of a happy ending, especially with regards to Tris' death. What bugged me was how seamlessly the other characters blended regardless of gene purity. I find it hard to imagine that those subjected to the factions didn't have a lot more to say and do or wanted some form of retaliation.

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Post by Barbara Larkin »

Everyone wants an HEA, but if every story has it, the unique edge of them all seems significantly reduced. One of the lessons here is no matter how much we love our MC they're often just as susceptible to the limitations of life as we are.

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Post by Edna016 »

I read this book and watched the movie a while ago so I don't really remember too much. I'm planning on reading all the books and watching all the movies again though. Whenever an author writes a book and you get emotionally attached to them and then something "like that" happens - well its very sad. That's all I can say it was a sad ending that may or may not have made me cry.

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