Just saw someone saying Tris didn’t suffer enough and should “stop whining”.
True, her family didn’t die, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t suffer. No, they didn’t die—they told her she was crazy and useless and unloved and kept handing her off to others because they didn’t want to deal with her problems.
Just because death wasn’t involved doesn’t mean her past is somehow less painful than the others. Tell that to the kids who read this series who actually have felt like that, who have been rejected and beat down so many times that they feel completely unloved, who lash out in anger at their circumstances only to make things worse, who were told that they were crazy instead of having someone actually try to help them.
That’s why Tris’s Book is so important. She finally has found a place where she’s accepted and loved and she’s finally healing from all of the damage that her family did to her—because yes, that was severely damaging. It’s called emotional and mental abuse. Look it up.—and now she has to defend that place and her new family from harm.