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Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
A Brief History of Dystopian Endings:
Allegiant: Wait what no just no *extreme sobbing*
Champion: You call that an ending?
And now the latest on the list…IGNITE ME
Out of all the dystopian endings, Ignite Me is the best. The plot was solid and the character development was stunning.
I really enjoyed seeing Juliette fully embrace herself and her power. I noticed that there were absolutely no strike thoughts throughout the book. A lot of people feel uncomfortable with themselves and I think seeing Juliette finally accepting herself sends a positive message to readers.
Another great part of the book was when Juliette regrouped with Adam, Kenji, and the rest of Omega Point. I loved how she took charge, ready to keep on fighting. And this will see really strange, but I enjoyed the fight between Juliette and Adam. I used to be Team Adam in Shatter Me, but after Destroy Me, and Unravel Me, I switched to Team Warner.
My friend had made a convincing argument about Adam vs Warner
I don’t remember it word for word but it was something along the lines of this:
Adam tries to hold Juliette back and treats her like a child. Warner challenges her and she challenges him, allowing them to grow as people.
I was so thankful that Tahereh brought this to light in Ignite Me. because Juliette was right. What they had wasn’t love-they were just clinging to each other (quite literally) because they had no one else.
And Kenji was just hilarious. So. Funny.
And Jame’s conversation with Warner about what theoretically means? Perfect. It had me in stitches.
Usually in dystopias, the endings involve some epic war. Not the case here. It was a quick assassination and then it was over. If this were another dystopian, I’d feel cheated and really ticked off. But these books were never really about the world as much as they were about Juliette’s journey as a person.
And honestly? I think a big epic war would have been a repeat of last time.
So thank you Tahereh Mafi, your books are amazing.