Maddy’s Letter Essay #9: Allegiant

      April 3, 2015

        I am halfway through Veronica Roth’s 526 page Science Fiction book, Allegiant. This book is the 3rd book in the Divergent series. In the book the Factionless have won the war and Tobias’ mother Evelin is trying to take control over everyone, but Tris and Tobias are planning to leave the  fence. I chose this book because I already read Divergent and Insurgent and loved them so why not finish the series.

In the book there is something that Tori,  Will’s sister Cara and some other people made called the Allegiance and are making a plan to leave the fence. Tris, Tobias, Tori, Christina, Cara, Caleb, Uriah, and Peter are all leaving the city. While they were leaving the factionless followed them because they didn’t want them to get away and they all got split up. During the chase one of the factionless killed Tori, but the rest of them managed to get out ok. They finally got outside the city and there was barley anything. Then they saw a truck with people and one of them  was Tobias’ old instructor Amar, who everyone thought was dead because he was Divergent too and a lady named Zoe. Amar asked what they were doing outside the fence then told them to get in the truck and took them somewhere. When they got out of the truck there was this huge building which used to be an airport and  a lot of fence. They went inside with Zoe and had to put their weapons into a bin then got through a scanner to make sure they didn’t have anything bad with them. Then there was a guy that came over to Tris and asked if she was the daughter of Natalie Prior. Later on in the book the man took Tris to his office and told her that her mother was part of a test they were doing  to see how people would act if they had the factions and to also get Divergents out of the city. They also said that they watched everything that was going on in the city. Then he gave Tris a journal that was her mothers. I was surprised when I found out that the people were watching everyone inside the fence all the time. I noticed how the author did a really good job expressing the characters feelings, especially with Tris.

I was struck by the passage after Tris finds out more about her mother and gets the journal on pages 154 and 156.

“She also told quite few lies and very few truths. I wonder if my father knew who she was, where she was really from. He was an Abnegation leader, after all, and as such, one of he keepers of the truth. I have a sudden, horrifying thought: What if she only married him because she was supposed to, as part of her mission in the city?

So she wasn’t really born Dauntless, I say as I sort through the lies that must have been.

When she first entered the city, it was as a Dauntless, because she already had tattoos and that would have been hard to explain to the natives. She was sixteen, but we said she was fifteen so she would have sometime to adjust. Our intention was for her to . . .  He lifts a shoulder. Well, you should read her file. I can do a sixteen-year-old perspective justice.

As if on cue, Matthew opens a desk drawer and takes out a small, flat piece of glass. He taps it with one fingertip, and an image appears on it. It’s one of the documents he just had open on his computer. He offers the tablet to me. It’s sturdier than I expected it to be, hard and strong.

Don’t worry, it’s practically indestructible, David says. I’m sure you want to return to your friends.

Matthew, would  you please walk Miss Prior back to the hotel? I have some things to take care of.

And I don’t? Matthew says. Then he winks. Kidding sir. I’ll take her.

Ready? Matthew says.

I walk with him out of the small office and down the hallway again.

I wonder when you’re going to freak out, he says After finding out all this stuff at once.

I’m not going to freak out I say feeling defensive. I already did, I think, but I’m not going to admit to that.

Matthew shrugs. I would. But fair enough. ”

I think these passages show how Veronica Roth did a god job describing Tris ‘ emotions because she she was worried and stressed and a little happy all at the same time.

I rate this book a 10 out of 10 because I think it is really good and it has so much description. I also really keeps you on the edge of your seat.



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2 thoughts on “Maddy’s Letter Essay #9: Allegiant

  1. this sounds like a great book and I would love to read it. I liked the passage that you quoted.

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