brightest fire

I've finished 'Allegiant' by Veronice Roth, so now I have something to write about on my blog apart from my life. Here goes. 

'Allegiant' is not that satisfying for me if compared to the previous books. I can't immediately capture the core purpose and the plot of the story. The book seemed almost purposeless, or even absurd to me. But I can actually see the growth and the process of maturity of our beloved characters. Probably that's the hidden purpose of the book, it is not something that is obvious so maybe to some people, the book seems purposeless. The dynamics of the constantly changing and fighting within the minds and hearts of our characters are making the story confusing. There's more of the reason why they act than the actions themselves. It's like, the story is not even important anymore. It can actually be boring, but it can be interesting, seeing that the ending changed everything. 

The ending if this book made me cry. One of the best ending I've ever read. It makes sense afterwards, that this book is about forgiving, about closing it all with a good heart and a good farewell to our characters, and within our characters. Although we are broken, we can still be mend, because we mend each other. 

I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.
from Allegiant by Veronica R.

There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. 
But sometimes it doesn't. 
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of everyday, the slow walk toward a better life. 
That is the sort of bravery I must have now. 
from Allegiant by Veronica R. 

Those are the quotes I took from Tobias after he lost his one and only love. It breaks my heart because Veronica seems to be so familiar with loss. The first quote made me smile so much as it made tears come to my eyes. That is the most beautiful compliment you can make for someone you love that has passed away. Because it's true, their fire might not be so bright in others' eyes, but in mine, my parents always had the brightest fire that kept me warm enough for my future while it lasts. 

I wish I can describe about loss as beautiful as Veronica can. 

Until next time, 


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