Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I’m Advik and I love to read, write, be outside, and watch TV.
Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, opens up with Tris being imprisoned for her disloyal actions in the previous book.
After Edith Prior’s video footage reveals that there is a whole world outside of the city limits, the city’s social system is in shambles. The factions have disintegrated, and Evelyn rules the city as a tyrant with her factionless army. Tris, Tobias, and their friends set out to discover what is outside the city. Their escape plan is one of two missions of a rebel group known as the Allegiant, who also wish to reinstate the faction system.
Outside the city, the group finds themselves at the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, a government agency working to fix the genetic damage that has been a problem in the United States for many years. The Bureau’s leader, David, tells Tris and Tobias that Chicago (their city) was simply one of many experiments aimed to cure this problem of genetic damage. They are told that the term Divergent means merely that someone possesses cured genes, and they realize that their entire life has been nothing but a lie.
Soon after, a girl named Nita informs the group of the evils of The Bureau. Nita forms a plan with a man from the fringe, Reggie. Nita gets Tobias(Four) on board with a plan to “reset” Bureau members’ thoughts on genetic purity using memory serum. Nita tells Tobias to not tell Tris anything. Tobias ultimately tells Tris about Nita’s plan, and Tris thinks it is a bad idea. Tobias accuses Tris of being jealous of Nita, and the rift between them grows. Caleb is chosen to take the impact of the death serum and release the memory serum so the Bureau can be reset.
Tris ultimately takes Caleb’s place in the mission, hoping perhaps her Divergence will make her immune to the death serum. She survives the death serum but David catches her and shoots her. Just before dying, Tris manages to release the memory serum into the Bureau. Tobias grieves Tris’s death. He considers taking a memory serum so he can start over and forget his pain. Christina stops him, reminding him that those actions aren’t what Tris would have wanted.
This book is one of the best books I have ever read, by far. It teaches you to trust your peers and fight for what is right.