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.
I struggled a little with this book and I’m not really sure why. While there is a lot if action and lots if things are happening it all seems to be happening at a slower pace.
We get two POVs in this book, Tobias and Tris. I wasn’t sure I would like it at first but it was actually pretty good.
Tris has grown so much and it was nice to see, she learned some. She also seemed a lot more peaceful after the last book.
Tobias is the one who struggles a lot with himself or who he is in this book and closes himself off even more to others, even to Tris.
They eventually come to terms with what is going on and with themselves.
Most of all still open questions will be answered in this last book.
I was not really happy with the ending, since I always hope for a happy ending but I do understand it and it is realistic. While it was not a happy ending I thought it was a peaceful one. The last ride on the zip line was just so sad .
Overall, I enjoyed this book but not as much as I enjoyed the other two books but it was a good but heartbreaking end to a great trilogy.
I give it 3 ½ ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
“She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love... That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don't have enough of their own.”
“I didn't know that idiocy caused people to just start spontaneously bleeding from the nose.”
“I don't belong to Abnegation, or Dauntless, or even the Divergent. I don't belong to the Bureau or the experiment or the fringe. I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me-they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”