First off, let’s just say that I wanted to read this book for two reasons: I THOROUGHLY enjoyed DIVERGENT and INSURGENT, and where INSURGENT leaves off, I HAD to know what happened next. 2nd: I saw all the one star reviews, many of which contain MAJOR spoilers, and I HAD to see why people hated it so much.
This trilogy has the action and intrigue you would expect from the best of Matthew Reilly or Jeremy Robinson – and the last 10% of ALLEGIANT had me crying more than even the best Nich Sparks books – and I’m a 31yo tough Southern Man.
The ending played out almost exactly the way it had to. I’m not going to give anything away, unlike those “most helpful” reviews, but there really were no surprises in the endgame. The mystery of what had happened outside the fence contained quite a bit of commentary on human nature itself, which as someone with “genetic deficiencies”, including Autism Spectrum Condition, it was incredibly interesting to me. I HOPE they can convey all of this in the movie, though I doubt they will be able to.
I LOVED this book, but let’s face it – 1) don’t read the last book in a trilogy without reading books 1 and 2 first and 2) if you’ve read the first two books in a trilogy, you’re going to finish it out, regardless of what all those “most helpful” 1 star reviews say…