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Tear Jerker: Divergent

Books

  • Will. For bonus points, keeps coming back over and over again.
  • Tris's parents. Both sacrifice themselves for her
  • Al's suicide.
  • Tris's sacrifice.
  • "Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here? I want to be. I can. I believe it."
  • Tobias's somber reflection after he comes to terms with Tris's death: "I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last."
  • In Allegiant, Christina and Tris have a conversation in which they both agree that they'll always have each other, no matter what. And then, pages later, Tris dies.

Film

  • Tris killing Will and the aftermath depicted, with Tris' mother comforting her.
  • The death of Tris' mother, full stop. Probably Shailene Woodley's best acting to date - try to hold in the waterworks as this heartbreaking scene unfolds.