I have completed the Divergent series and am sad to see it end. I am very happy to have come across this series. Love the characters, love the story line, love how it was written. Most certainly not a waste of time.
The 3rd and final book of the series, Allegiant, picks up right where the 2nd book ended. As did the 2nd book from the 1st. And let me say I really appreciated that. Sometimes it confuses me when the second or third book in a series picks up five months down the line. And you are trying to figure out whats going on for the entire first chapter. The “big reveal” so to speak of this book was finding out what lies beyond the fence of this great and messed up city. It wasn’t too surprising, though I’m not sure what I expected it to be. Surely they weren’t going to walk out of the fenced in city and find Middle Earth laying at their feet a couple miles down the road. No, that’s silly. I’m not opposed to that though. But what it was made sense. Sorry for using “it” a lot. Trying not to give spoilers here. If you read it you know. If you haven’t read it, go read it and found out. So overall I was pleased with that.
The ending, dun dun dun. Well, the ending wasn’t what you would hope for. At least I hope you wouldn’t hope for that. But it was a change of scenery so to speak. Not every story is a happy ending. This is reality we are talking about. And I love the message at the end. Life isn’t perfect. It sucks sometimes. And that’s okay. You can’t give up. You just have to face it and live with it. Look for the happy moments.
I give the whole series 5 stars. Well, done Veronica Roth.
With that I was also pleased with the Divergent movie. Yes, a few minor things were different. But overall it was very true to the book and I think they did a great job with the characters. Yes, a great job indeed. 😉 Looking forward to seeing the next two.