If you’ve been awake on the internet any time since Tuesday, you probably know that the ending to Allegiant by Veronica Roth has been raising a HUGE storm. People are dividing very passionately on this subject, and (no spoilers here on the page yet, I promise) it’s raising some surprisingly vitriolic responses.
I’d like to talk about my responses to the ending, but not yet. For several reasons. First, I’d like to give people more time to read it for themselves. Spoilers and the internet being what they are, it’s almost impossible to avoid them, but that doesn’t mean I have to feed directly into it. Secondly, I’m still in the process of taking OH MY *^@(&(*$(#^T$( GOD into English. And, finally, I’d like your input.
In a fit of technological courage (seriously, I’m about as computer savvy as I have to be for basic life in the internet age, but there’s still a very large part of me that’s convinced it’s all mirrors and gremlins), I made a survey THAT ASKS SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE END OF THE BOOK. In other words, if you click the link below, there will be spoilers. There are seventeen questions, and the only answers I’m looking for are honest ones. If you loved it, hated it, are one of the few people who are ambivalent about it, I’m not looking to bias you one way or the other, nor will your answers bias mine. (I’ve been arguing in circles with a friend all day, so I really can promise that) What I’m looking for is a sampling.
If you can take the time to fill out the survey, I would be very grateful, and I’ll be assembling the data into a post in a few weeks, integrating the responses into my own reaction to the book, to the series, and to the way things ended.
And again, I’d just like to firmly impress upon you the fact that THE SURVEY QUESTIONS CONTAIN SPOILERS. If you have not yet finished the book, please do not click the link until you’ve done so, preferably once you’ve had some time to back away from the initial gut reactions and get a feel for what the lingering impressions are going to be. The survey will be accepting responses for a couple of weeks, so feel free to bookmark this page and come back to it once you’ve finished, and if you can help me spread the word, I’ll be even more grateful.
Thank you, in advance, for your help with this Allegiant Survey.
What I will also ask is that you please not post spoilers in the comments below. Love it or hate it, the gut reaction to a book is something amazing to experience, and I don’t want to rob anyone of that. When I put up the later post, you’ll be welcome to post your own comments (unless they’re just plain hateful or attack the author, me, or each other in any way, in which case they’ll be deleted), but please don’t post spoilers here.
Until next time~