Our #VoteTheEnvironment campaign asks artists to create pieces based on why they feel we should all keep the environment in mind when we go to the polls. The #PeoplesClimateMarch is another way to show your support for a healthy environment. We hope to see you there on Sunday! Art: “For The Next Generation” by Justine Beech by patagonia
In Roth’s introduction to the short story collection she writes, “I first started writing Divergent from the perspective of Tobias Eaton, a boy from Abnegation with peculiar tension with his father who longed for freedom from his faction. I reached a standstill at thirty pages because the narrator wasn’t quite right for the story I wanted to tell; four years later, when I picked up the story again, I found the right character to drive it, this time a girl from Abnegation who wanted to find out what she was made of.”
In Allegiant, I could never quite remember that Four was narrating when it switched over to his perspective. Perhaps that’s because I got so used to reading the story from Tris’ perspective, but I have a sneaky suspicion that what Roth says is right…he just isn’t the right character to drive the action. This is the feeling I was left with after finishing these stories.
I liked discovering more of Four’s back story and his perspective of his relationship with Tris is such a treat, but otherwise I’m not hung up with this book like I was with the trilogy. Anyone else in that same boat?
I remember fangirling hard after reading the series. I had the soundtrack to the movie on repeat for like two weeks straight and would start tearing up in the car thinking about how Tris sacrificed herself. (Too much?!) To this day every time I hear “Fight For You” my heart starts to sink and my throat gets all croaky. I get that these stories aren’t meant to achieve the same uproar, but can you blame me if I was a wee bit hopeful?
I hate to do this, but I am not going to recommend this one. I know, I know! It just that there are so many good books and so little time…you know?! Make your reading time count people.
Wait - one of my favourite authors is also a lesbian!!!! WHAT?!?!?!?!?! I am legit flipping over here on my couch! How did I not know this before? Regardless, this made my night!
Also, you should read The Way The Crow Flies. Such a legit novel. So suspenseful with a dynamite twist at the end! It’s been a few years since I have picked it up, but it is definitely one of those spines that bring back vivid memories.