just finished reading...

The third installment of Divergent Trilogy.
From the publisher:
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. .

This third and final book in the trilogy alternates narrative point of view between Tris and Tobias, also known as Four. My complaint is that I didn't care for Tobias much once I got to know his thoughts and internal struggles. In the previous books, Four was a strong character--the strong, silent type, yet once I got into his mind I was disappointed.

The plot, however, is fast-paced, action packed and doesn't shy away from violence, as the previous books. There is a lot of controversy surrounding a major plot point, that I won't spoil here, but I don't get the fuss. There were some elements of the dystopian element that I wanted to know more about. And you have got to suspend belief that Tris is a sixteen-year-old girl. As I was reading, I would catch myself questioning how realistic the plot points were, and then I would suspend belief again and get back into the story. I mean, (and this doesn't spoil anything--it's a common thread through the whole series) how does Tris really turn into a savvy politico overnight?

Anyhow, this is just me sounding off in a petty manner. I enjoyed this series. And I really can't wait to see what the movies are like!

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