by: Marie Lu
One main character is June. She is 15 years old and she has long, dark brown hair. She also has brown eyes. June is very analytical and aware of her surroundings. She is also one on the smartest people in The Republic where she received a perfect 1500 on her Trial score. She is very self-sufficient when she is on her own.
I feel that this quote is important because it shows Day's true character in the heat of the moment, and how much of a bond has been built between Day and June. Even though he does not know her reasoning in this scene, he trusts her ability to make good decisions.
"I've been tortured, insulted, and suppressed. I've lived in the slums with you. I've risked my life for you. And you've risked your lives for me. We have risked our lives for our country-not the one we live in now, but the country we hope to have"(345).
This quote shows Day and The Republic's citizens sacrifices made for each other and their country. Day wishes to unify them for a better cause that is neither senseless nor violent. This indicates the main turning point of this book and Day's ability to step up and be a leader.