Teen Review: “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth

Now that the truth about the factions that make up the world Tris has known her whole life has been revealed, it is up to the courageous to leave. The city has been taken over by the factionless who want to abolish factions but are going about it in a violent way that is almost worse than the faction system they were just “saved” from. Evelyn, the leader of the factionless, doesn’t want anyone to leave, despite watching the video, along with everyone else, detailing how their city was an attempt to help save society and that once there are enough Divergents, they must journey outside to help the rest of the world. She thinks that they should first fix their war-torn city before helping the unknown. The allegiant want to stop her, restore peace, and go help those outside. They gather a team, including Tris, Four, Christina, Peter, Cara, Uriah, Tori, and Caleb, to escape the city, but once they do, nothing is what they expected. The world is torn apart in a way, but their city wasn’t created to fix the world but to fix genetically damaged people. Their city and several other cities were set up as experiments with people in the outside world watching them and waiting for Divergent people to develop because they are genetically pure. So Tris and her friends may have escaped one troubled community, only to land in a war between genetically damaged and those who are believed to be pure. Will there ever be peace?

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

"Allegiant" by Veronica Roth  book cover


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