Sorry for being absent for so long, life has been all a muddle with Ian a state away in College and stuff like that. But, there is a reason I am here to post this. This reason made me laugh, sob, and want to die twenty times over. This reason is Allegiant by veronica Roth, the third book in the divergent trilogy.
I picked up the sequel, Insurgent, just as eagerly. It was just as brilliant, if a bit weak near the middle. The characters didn't develop a ton, but they did enough, enough to keep the book realistic. Four and Tris are perfect, even if that means four's not going to love me too much...
Then came the day. October 22nd. ALLEGIANT WAS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Grandma decided to be really, really nice and buy me a copy at Barnes and noble with (wait for it) exclusive bonus content! Score!
Then I read. And read. And read. OH MY SOUL AND MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Character development abounds, Four is there, my life still exists. Things are revealed, great secrets, until my jaw is hanging open like it will never close again. We also get chapters written from the POV of Four (!!!!!!!!!) and that just adds to the awesomeness. I was laughing, loving, enjoying.
Then, along came nightfall. People went to bed, but i just sat down and kept on reading through the dark of the night. But then things started happening. Sad things. Now, I have to clarify something for you. I DO NOT CRY WHILE I AM READING. Not at The Book Thief, not at A Tale of Two Cities. I am an impregnable fortress, who stands strong through even the greatest tragedies. but then something happened. I didn't cry. I got choked up and had to force myself to keep reading. I was cracked, but I wasn't broken. Then I kept reading, wiped my eyes, moved on. the book is at its climax. Action exists, peril exists, but everything is going to be ALRIGHT. And then...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! You just broke every rule of books, you just, you just...
I broke. Tears came out. In my eyes, rolling down my face. Muffled sobs since it was late at night. I blinked away the tears, trying to keep reading, but the tears kept coming. nothing was working. I could not live. So I sat for a few minutes. I thought about it. And I kept reading. To tell you that i am getting unbearably sad as I write this is enough to explain my grief. more tears came, though not in the same large doses. The book was over. I had laughed cried and my heart had died. I sat for five minutes, not doing anything at all. Wiping my eyes, reflecting upon life. Do I hate this or do I love it? The answer is love. Because THIS is realistic. This is what would really happen. All the characters who mean nothing don't just die, but all the characters we love live, JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE THE IMPORTANT ONES. This is one of the most amazing books i have ever read. If I ever meet Veronica Roth, I might thank her for making my life so much better, even though she also made it worse.
So, do I think many people will receive this well? No, I don't. I think it's going to be called depressing and a ruin to the series. But to me, it is the opposite. To me it is the perfect portrayal of life and hope, while staying in the bounds of reality. This book is packed full of emotion, and I like that. It is wonderful. So, do I feel like smiling right now and being an entire fool. No. I feel like curling up in a ball and crying till all my tears are gone. But I also feel like this is something I want everyone else to experience, with my point of view, and appreciate it for what I think it was truly meant to be.
I guess this was my first book review. FUN!
Have you read this book? Did you like it? If your comment has spoilers in it, be sure to warn everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An exciting post coming up tomorrow! Tell me what you think!
Veronica Roth's official website: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/
Divergent Teaser trailer: http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/949128/vma-2013-exclusive-divergent-first-look.jhtml