Allegiant (Divergent Series #3)

Allegiant (Divergent Series #3)

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by Veronica Roth
     
 

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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

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Overview

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.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/28/2013
Roth shakes up her storytelling (and will do the same to some readers) in this highly anticipated, largely satisfying wrap-up to the Divergent trilogy. First, the majority of the story takes place outside the city walls, since Tris and Tobias (aka Four) have joined the rebel group known as the Allegiant, whose goals are to fight the factionless and discover what’s beyond the city’s boundaries. Second, Roth alternates between Tris’s and Tobias’s viewpoints as readers learn about genetic tampering that the U.S. government performed generations earlier, which gave rise to the faction system. Roth’s plotting is, as readers have come to expect, intelligent and complex. Dangers, suspicion, and tension lurk around every corner, and the chemistry between Tris and Tobias remains heart-poundingly real. The alternating perspectives are bothersome at times, due to the similarity between Tris and Tobias’s first-person narratives. However, for those who have faithfully followed these five factions, and especially the Dauntless duo who stole hearts two books ago, this final installment will capture and hold attention until the divisive final battle has been waged. Ages 14–up. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Oct.)
Rolling Stone
“The next big thing.”
PerezHilton.com
“If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for DIVERGENT! Trust us on this—this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you’re gonna be one lonely soul.”
Los Angeles Times
“A surprise ending that is gutsier and much less predictable than the rest of the series would lead one to expect.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“In the end, this is a world replete with loss, and the heroes must suffer their own in a twist that will break the hearts of many readers but stays true to the merciless dystopia that Roth has created.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062024060
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Series:
Divergent Series, #3
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
392
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Allegiant


By

HarperCollins Publishers

Copyright © 2013 Veronica Roth
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-06-202406-0


1
chapter
one
Tr i s
I pace in our cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echo-
ing in my mind: My name will be Edith Prior, and there is
much I am happy to forget.
“So you've never seen her before? Not even in pictures?”
Christina says, her wounded leg propped up on a pillow.
She was shot during our desperate attempt to reveal the
Edith Prior video to our city. At the time we had no idea
what it would say, or that it would shatter the foundation
we stand on, the factions, our identities. “Is she a grand-
mother or an aunt or something?”
“I told you, no,” I say, turning when I reach the wall.
“Prior is–was–my father's name, so it would have to be on
his side of the family. But Edith is an Abnegation name,

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and my father's relatives must have been Erudite, so . . .”
“So she must be older,” Cara says, leaning her head
against the wall. From this angle she looks just like
her brother, Will, my friend, the one I shot. Then she
straightens, and the ghost of him is gone. “A few genera-
tions back. An ancestor.”
“Ancestor.” The word feels old inside me, like
crumbling brick. I touch one wall of the cell as I turn
around. The panel is cold and white.
My ancestor, and this is the inheritance she passed to
me: freedom from the factions, and the knowledge that
my Divergent identity is more important than I could
have known. My existence is a signal that we need to leave
this city and offer our help to whoever is outside it.
“I want to know,” Cara says, running her hand over her
face. “I need to know how long we've been here. Would you
stop pacing for one minute?”
I stop in the middle of the cell and raise my eyebrows
at her.
“Sorry,” she mumbles.
“It's okay,” Christina says. “We've been in here way too
long.”
It's been days since Evelyn mastered the chaos in the
lobby of Erudite headquarters with a few short commands
and had all the prisoners hustled away to cells on the third

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floor. A factionless woman came to doctor our wounds and
distribute painkillers, and we've eaten and showered sev-
eral times, but no one has told us what's going on outside.
No matter how forcefully I've asked them.
“I thought Tobias would come by now,” I say, dropping
to the edge of my cot. “Where is he?”
“Maybe he's still angry that you lied to him and went
behind his back to work with his father,” Cara says.
I glare at her.
“Four wouldn't be that petty,” Christina says, either
to chastise Cara or to reassure me, I'm not sure.
“Something's probably going on that's keeping him
away. He told you to trust him.”
In the chaos, when everyone was shouting and the
factionless were trying to push us toward the staircase,
I curled my fingers in the hem of his shirt so I wouldn't
lose him. He took my wrists in his hands and pushed me
away, and those were the words he said. Trust me. Go where
they tell you.
“I'm trying,” I say, and it's true. I'm trying to trust
him. But every part of me, every fiber and every nerve, is
straining toward freedom, not just from this cell but from
the prison of the city beyond it.
I need to see what's outside the fence.


(Continues...)

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