You want to know why people aren’t burning their books? Because they’re good fucking people, unlike you. You just seriously pissed me off, you know that?
Like I get that you’re mad about the ending, okay cool, you be mad! Be mad, and rant about it, but be fucking respectful to not only the literature that made you so angry, but to the author you just threatened to write hundreds of bad reviews for.
I’m getting really sick of not only this fandom, but readers in general, who think they are entitled to an ending that satisfies them, even if it doesn’t fit with the story. Because you know, it’s totally the authors job to please every single one of their readers.
Want to know what is their job? To tell us their story, no matter how angry or happy or sad we are in the end. The best thing someone can do as an author, is make a story memorable, and based on your reaction as well as the reaction of every other person, including myself, Veronica Roth did a fantastic job of doing so. That’s why people think of The Fault in Our Stars when John Green is involved, why people think of Mockingjay with Suzanne Collins, or The Book Thief with Markus Zusak, and a flurry of other books and authors. They all made their stories memorable, not because they made you cry or angry or whatever, but because they caused a type of emotion that sticks with you throughout your years; that’s something you don’t forget.
If you have a problem with a story, go read fan-fiction! If that’s not satisfying enough, write your own fan-fiction to get what you want. Don’t take out your own anger and selfishness out on an author by writing bad reviews over an ending that displeased you. You end up hurting an author more that way, and that makes you a bad person, I don’t care if you think otherwise.
Did the ending make me angry or sad or displeased? Fuck yeah it did, I was shocked and heart broken, but I’m not writing a bad review on it because other than the heart wrenching ending (that I actually love despite crying my eyes out), it was a beautiful, well written, well-plotted, closed ending book. And if you continue on to write bad reviews just because you’re mad at what happened, than you’re not a fan of the Divergent trilogy, and you’re not a fan of literature in general. And yeah, maybe that’s a bit harsh to say, but the way I see it, you don’t appreciate the general writing, and only think about your own whims. And that goes for anyone who not only writes a bad review because they’re angry, but also for the people who have not only threatened Veronica Roth, but authors in general.
Now, if you genuinely did not like the book, please, by all means, write your review. Give it 1 star, state your opinions, but don’t be biased, and don’t be rude.
And understand that your job as the reader is not always to be happy or satisfied, but to understand that the best stories are the ones you wish you could change, or re-live again for the first time.