Author: Veronica Roth
Rating: /5 stars
Genre: Dystopic, or Science-Fiction
The novel “ Allegiant” is Sci Fi, because the it takes place in the future or has futuristic characteristics. For example there is third a war, the Purity War. The government believes the Purity war was caused by damaged genes. To prevent another war the government decides to make factions. Also this novel has a bit of romance. The main character, Tris, has a deep connection or love with another character Tobias. They both are madly in love with each other. They do face a lot of hard times, they let people influence their relationship or their behavior.
When Tobias and Tris leave the city where the factions are, they meet people beyond the fence or beyond the city. There Tobias and Tris learn the factions are an experiment, created by the the people beyond the fence. Factions were created to study genes, to find out who is genetically pure and who is genetically damaged. When Tobias finds out he is genetically damaged he is troubled or bothered, because for along time he thought he was Divergent like Tris. It turns out that Tobias only shows some Divergent characteristics. He believes he doesn’t know who he is anymore. Tris tries to explain to him that it doesn’t matter if he is genetically pure or genetically damaged. This shows Tobias is an example of letting titles define you, it’s your actions that define who you are. Tobias makes such a big deal out of being genetically damaged, but honestly what does that even mean? Being genetically damaged doesn't change who you are. Just like factions, our society puts us in groups or categorizes us. For example political party, I don’t think we need political parties I think you should vote for whatever candidate you think is best, without putting the title Republican and Democratic candidates. Towards the end of the book Tobias learns it doesn’t matter if he is genetically damaged. This problem still exist with the scientist who created the factions. So Tobias, Tris, and a few others come up with a plan to get rid of the factions and the scientists who created them.The plan requires Tobias to face some fears like confronting his parents and it requires Tris to forgive her brother and make an extremely tough decision. She has to decide if she wants to sacrifice herself or her brother. She chooses to sacrifice herself, which gets her killed. After Tobias finds out Tris is dead he doesn’t know how to function anymore or handle himself.
I would give this book, because I thought it was great, the author did a very well job with describing the characters feelings. After Tris’s death the author showed Tobias’s vulnerable side, showed him grieving. I did not give it five stars because I didn’t like that Tobias didn’t get revenge on his father. I think Tobias should have at least got to say something to his father. If you enjoyed the Hunger games series I think this would be a good pick for you, but do understand they are very different. It has a mixture of both romance and action. It is great especially for young adults looking for a book to read for fun or for school.
Contributed by: Lena Solomon