remember that time that Briar told us that going hungry, getting beaten, being arrested, and avoiding the sexual predation of older men were all a regular part of his 10-year-old life

remember that time that Sandry’s whole family died in a plague and she spent days locked in a pitch-black cellar alone, knowing that their bodies were on the other side of the door

remember that time that Tris spent her whole childhood being passed around from relative to relative, repeatedly told that she was crazy and unwanted 

remember that time that Daja was the sole survivor of the shipwreck that killed her parents and her people decided that her luck might be contagious so they cast her out, leaving her with nothing

ALL IN THE OPENING CHAPTER OF ONE BOOK?

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