My rating: 3 of 5 stars
THIS BOOK IS TOLD IN TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES!
I was late, I know. I never really knew Allegiant was going to be published in October 2013, not until I saw it on Opentrolley.com for pre-order. I was like, what?! I knew the third installment of the series would be released on 2013 but I did not really put much concern on when it was actually going to be released. October it was, the month of my birth (I believe this has nothing to do with this review).
So I was quite shocked knowing this book is told in both Tris and Four's perspectives. I mean, if only this happened since book one...
I personally think this book has a rather fast and confusing plot. A lot of things happen. Throughout my reading, I didn't know who to believe. Since the very beginning it has been hard understanding the way Tris lived her life. Now I have to put attention to Four's life as well. (view spoiler)[There were times when I was so convinced that Tris was too strong that she might have trouble controlling herself. There were also times when I was so convinced that Four was just as delicate as everyone else in the book. But if there is anything I learned from this book is that you must never let your hatred toward someone destroy whatever it is that makes you you. Tris showed me her bravery by forgiving Caleb. Of course, he was her brother, BUT! blood betrayal is even more hurt than any kinds of betrayal (I know I speak like I had one before, but this is what I believe (and what you believe is most important!)).
There were new characters that I can hardly position on the white/black area. It was hard to really put someone into one box and another one into the other. Everyone changed. Everyone revealed who they really were. And what got me the most was when Tris died. This came to me as a shock. I have never read a book (or series) that ends with the death of its protagonist/hero/heroine.
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.
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