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Allegiant: 05/12/19


Allegiant by Veronica Roth is the conclusion to the Divergent trilogy. I should start off by saying I did even buy any of the series until the last one was published and the books were offered as a box set. At no point in this trilogy's timeline was I a fan. I'm really in this case, more of an outsider peering over the wall.

By the end of Divergent I was ready to see more of the world to see how broken down ex-Chicago fit into a larger gestalt of post-American society. Insurgent was even more cloistered than the original — save for a brief establishing-shot train ride.

So now we're to see the bigger picture. That's what the book promises. I must have missed something. It seems to be a re-hash of the second book except perhaps that everyone has finally learned that they can be duped into simulations.

There is nothing beyond a few very well described pieces of run down Chicago and a sense of what a personality trait based caste system would work. Oh and there's the inevitable self sacrificing ending because there's nothing really divergent trope-wise for this series despite the name.

Two stars

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