Highly popular and engaging, this book combines the best elements of Matched, Uglies, and Mockingjay. Tris is another strong female protagonist at the heart of an action-oriented book. The plot premise breaks down pretty quickly as it becomes obvious that there are strengths and weaknesses of any one particular trait, such as the bullying tendency that might go with physical bravery, or the viciousness that might come with honesty, or the power-seeking that might accompany the pursuit of knowledge, absent any other trait. Obviously, people are not built to focus only on one predominant characteristic, and there is plenty of diversity within characters from the faction we see most, but it's an interesting thought experiment if you don't get too bogged down in the details.
At least when I cry, I know how to hide it."
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