Allegiant: Divergent, Book 3

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 93 reviews

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age 15+

Swearing and Sex Ramped up Big Time

From the opening chapter of the book, you can guess what happens in the end because of the dual narration. Cheap way to end a series. The book was disappointing in many respects, namely because Tris and Four narrate chapters, but there is no distinguishing traits in their narration. I had to look back to the chapter titles many times while reading to remind myself who was narrating the chapter. The swearing and sexual content were ramped way up in this book. I felt both were unnecessary, and took away from the story. Sensual writing has no part in books aimed at young readers. And seeing here that many parents allowed their 10 and 11 year olds to read the first book...this one is not for them at all! There is not a lot of redemptive material in this book either. Tris is too concerned for her brother to think clearly, and makes decisions that I felt were weak. They may seem strong and selfless on the surface, but I think she is just confused because she doesn't know who she is supposed to be anymore. Many questions are left unanswered, and the way the whole 'mystery' of the factions, etc. was revealed left gaping holes. Overall, I thought this book was a big let-down and I wish I spent my money on something else.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Concerned

The book should be for a more mature teenager like between 15 and 16 years of age not 13 because of the language and because of the love scenes.
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