David Sam’s Reviews: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fit ending to this dystopian trilogy, written by Millennial author Veronica Roth. Supposedly aimed at a young adult audience, the Divergent novels may be read and appreciated by any reader.

Along with the Hunger Games trilogy, which was written by a late Baby Boomer, these novels suggest implications for how some young people may view the way they are used and manipulated by older generations currently in power. In both cases, youths are forced to choose among several warped and limiting options. And in both cases, the larger society uses them as fodder in socially dysfunctional entertainments or oppressive functions.

It may be too much to suggest parallels with the education traps we have created, the false hopes for careers and lives of meaning betrayed by decisions made by the elites and by history. On the other hand, it may not be a false analogy at all.

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