by: Veronica Roth
One choice will define you.
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
After so many time waiting for this book, finally it comes out. I don’t know if I’m grateful or disappointed of the outcome. Certainly I’m not happy. I can be grateful because I read it and enjoy so many parts. I’m very disappoint of the outcome, as in the end. I was hoping for a fairy tale and it came like a Romeo & Juliet tragedy, so how can I rate this book? READ THIS REVIEW UNDER YOUR OWN RISK.
“One choice will define you.”This line is very literal in the whole sense. Is Tris’ choice. After the video of Edith Prior went out, her whole world turn 180 degrees upside down. Everything she knew was a lie, everyone lied. Including her mother. It’s true that the whole world was in crisis, but how they resolve that? Making experiments. Tris city, Chicago, was an experiment and it became out of control, they need to be controlled. The whole book is about three things: (1) discover what its outside the fence; (2) save Chicago of being “erased”; (3) how to survive with this new world and without your love ones.
“I’m not saying your genes aren’t different. I’m just saying that doesn’t mean one set is damaged and one set isn’t. The genes for blue eyes and brown eyes are different too, but are blue eyes ‘damaged’? It’s like they just arbitrarily decided that one kind of DNA was bad and the other was good.”After crossing the fence, face the whole world and see how big it is… well, they got confused. Hell, I would! Tobias facing that he isn’t divergent was a slap in the face for him, certainly not for Tris because she loves him the same. But he made so many wrong decisions because of it… I kind of not like that. But I really didn’t like the book, so… whatever. Now the war is between the genetic “damaged” and the genetic “pure”. But who make the decision of being pure or not? You act because of how you were raised, not how your genes are. I like that critic to society in the book, but not anything more.
“You don’t believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they’re true.”Wise words, Christina. Of all the characters, I didn’t know which ones were going to survive all this. Obviously, we knew that Tobias was going to survive thanks to the author, but then we got for granted that Tris was going to survive too and make a happy ending with babies and all… NO! The author killed Tris, Uriah and Tori. I don’t care about Tori too much, because I didn’t grow to love her, but Uriah and Tris? Hell! Tris was our main character, the point of view of the first two book and half of this book, why kill her? What does that teach us? To be so selfless to die because of love? Not a chance. But then, why kill Uriah? He made us laugh so many times, why damn it!
I mourned Tris’ death, Uriah’s death, Tobias’ suffering and my suffering. I cried myself to sleep, but now I want to kill. I want to be a murder. I want to kill the book and erase the part when those two die. THAT WAS TOTALLY A TYPO! Why make us suffer like that? That’s what I hate about books, for real. Sometimes I think to give up reading this kind of books just because of this. I hate you Veronica Roth. I would totally think twice before reading a book of yours in the future.
What I hate is not that you kill Tris. Is that after the perfect story you made, you ruin it with that. I loved so much this books… now, I don’t know. I prayed for this to be a lie, but then I lost hope with this book. Peace out.