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Publisher's Note:

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 explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.…


by Veronica Roth

Overall Book Review:

Allegiant is the third and final book in Veronica Roth’s bestselling Divergent trilogy. The story begins right where Insurgent left off and is told from both Tris and Four’s point of view. Roth pens Allegiant with her typical frantic pace, adding just the right amount of action, romance, and intrigue to create a real page turner. 

Upon its release, Allegiant lit up social media with its shocking ending. I didn’t loathe the direction Roth took the story, but found it to be bittersweet and poignant. Unfortunately, I did feel the plot was unrealistic and at times, even predictable. The constant narrator switching grew incredibly confusing. Despite these missteps, I enjoyed Allegiant for its fast-paced, entertaining storytelling. 

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  11 religious exclamations; 3 mild obscenities; 8 scatological words.

Violence/Gore:  A few verbal threats; multiple second hand reports of violence involving beatings, shootings, domestic abuse and other physical altercations; multiple scenes of violence involving shootings, explosions, kicking, punching and other various forms of fighting; several non-detailed scenes of violent death; several scenes, multiple pages in length, of intense violence that result in blood, gore, and death. 

Sex/Nudity: Multiple incidents of passionate kissing; a sexual reference is made; several accounts of touching and caressing, including touching areas normally covered by a bathing suit; sexual activity is implied between consenting adults. 

Mature Subject Matter:

War, death of family members and friends, inequality, sacrifice, grief, homosexuality, government control and conspiracy.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Drinking is reported.

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About the Reviewer

My mother was the one who sparked my love of books. Long before school instruction, she sat me down and taught me to read. My childhood was filled with trips to the library and bookmobile to find great books. My first loves were The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lingren. Now as a mom and speech pathologist, I am constantly looking for good, clean books to use at home and in therapy. I enjoy reading many different genres, but my favorites are usually historical fiction. I married my best friend, the “boy next door”, and we have a beautiful little girl who we often find sprawled out on the floor, flipping through picture books. Together our family likes to swim, run and play tennis. Besides reading, I also love to bake, garden and travel.