WARNING: Don’t read if you don’t want an idea of how the trilogy might end!
I actually delayed finishing Allegiant because I already had an idea of what was going to happen due to the many devastated fans complaining about the ending. Also, the middle part of book 3 seemed a bit draggy to me and also somewhat anticlimactic. Nevertheless, the ending didn’t disappoint me at all. I wasn’t hoping/expecting a “light feel-good read” with the Divergent trilogy and that’s precisely what I got. I’m glad Veronica Roth didn’t give the cliche “drive into the sunset” ending that young adult books seem to always have. I’m also glad she understood that her fans already knew what they would be getting into once they decided to read a novel with this sort of dystopian theme. The plot twist at the end may not have been one that the readers had been hoping for, but it certainly revealed how Tris grew as a character. I guess the best way to sum it up would be how much sense it makes that the person who created the character of the brave Tris Prior would also decide on such a brave ending.
"I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last."