In this Teen Book Battle I’m comparing Divergent 3 (what could have been) with Allegiant (what actually happened.)

In my heart and mind I built up this notion of what I thought Allegiant was going to be. As the third and final volume of the Divergent series, I just knew it was going to be epic.

Tris and Four are two of the best literary characters I’ve ever encountered. They are fierce. They show good judgement in most situations. They care about justice and fair-treatment. They are afraid of things, but they resist being paralyzed with fear. Basically they are awesome. I have tremendous respect for Veronica Roth’s brain for developing such complicated and compelling characters.

I spent more time than I care to admit daydreaming about Tris and co. leaving the city to go on a quest to save the world in Divergent #3. And I guess there was a little of that, but it was not at all what I imagined.

Allegiant left me pretty broken hearted. I can’t really talk about it right now. Was it horrible? No, it might even be good. But it was so far from what I’d imagined that I’m still struggling to adapt to the new reality.

Is it horrible that I hope they change the ending when they make Allegiant the movie?

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2 thoughts on “Divergent #3 vs. Allegiant

  1. While it wasn’t quite the ending I might have liked I think it follows a bit of Suzanne Collins’ theory of it’s a war, people are going to die. I did like the change in Tris with why she was willing to take a risk and her acceptance of what Four did, along with forgiving her brother. Overall I was satisfied and I don’t think the movie should change the ending to make any of it happier. War and revolution have a high price. Let’s not romantize it.

    1. I think you might be onto something Losito! In some ways the harsh realities make the story much more authentic than anything I might have come up with.

      Thanks for reading the blog and sharing your opinions!

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