We Can Be Mended (Divergent #3.5)
by Veronica Roth
What is it about:
We Can Be Mended is a short-story epilogue that focuses on Four and takes place five years after Allegiant, the conclusion of the Divergent series.
As Tobias struggles to understand and move past his fears, the world he once knew has changed beyond recognition. Fringe-dwellers, ex-faction members, Bureau dropouts, and migrants now coexist in the rebuilt streets of Chicago.
It’s a new, better world—one where he isn't sure how to belong. As everyone else seems to move forward, Tobias is still haunted by those who couldn’t. But new connections from old friends help him begin to heal—and mend.
What did I think of it:
This story was originally a pre-order reward for Carve the Mark. It was a country specific reward however, so the only way back then for me to get it, would be to buy the Dutch book and receive the Dutch translation of this short story. I didn't want that, so now that it's finally available online I could get my trotters on it.
And this is a nice epilogue to a rocky series.
I loved the first two books and the story collection Four, I hated Allegiant, and not because of the ending I will confess, but because they were acting stupid and because I didn't like the reason behind the worldbuilding.
This short story is a pleasant little view into life after Allegiant, and how Tobias finally finds the way to heal and move on. I'd advice this short story to people who loved the trilogy - or even parts of it - and who don't expect Tobias to keep pining forever.
Why should you read it:
It's a short and sweet epilogue.
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