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So I finished this book in two days – working days, no less. I just could NOT put it down!!
It starts out with a select few deciding to escape from fractionless rule and leave the city to find out what’s beyond the wall. When they do, the reality of the worldly situation and the information they are given about their city is almost too much to handle. Except that the original information they are given STILL doesn’t seem to be the whole truth, and when they find out what the real truth is, a series of even more rebellions occur. The trilogy concludes with quite the ending that will leave you feeling emotionally raw.
I loved this book, and completely DISAGREE with the general consensus that this book wasn’t as good as the first two. It just felt so REAL to me. The political undercurrent and issues could EASILY be true, legitimate problems in our modern day or near-future world. How often in our history has the “pure” vs “unpure” debate arisen? Slavery, the Holocaust, women’s rights, gay rights, etc. It seems the idea of all humans being equal or non-equal is an issue we may never overcome. We are now in the scientific day and age where it is possible to selectively pick which genes you desire your baby to have. Even now we are trying to isolate “the fat gene” or “the alcoholic gene”. So the fact that this book calls to attention a war between the “genetically pure” and “genetically damaged” is not outlandish AT ALL. It’s a definite true possibility of something that could occur.
I get it, the third book isn’t like the first two, and people wanted more of the first two. But man, if you ask me, Roth really hit it out of the park with this last one. She wrote about issues that got you thinking, even though she was writing a young adult, dystopian fiction novel.
And then there was the ending. Guys, I cried for at least 20 minutes as I read the ending of this book. I felt SO emotionally drained when I finished it that I just went to bed afterwards. It’s been a while since a book has made me feel that raw. But I loved every sentence of it; the emotions of the characters were almost palpable the way Roth described them.
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