by Veronica Roth
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Before I open my eyes, I watch him crumple to the pavement again. Dead. My doing. (1.3-1.4)
"The last time I trusted a faction representative with this information, all my friends were murdered." (3.19)
"They each have an equal role in government; they each feel equally responsible." […] "I think it's unsustainable." (2.85-2.86)
I cut in as straight a line as I can, using my jaw as a guide. (2.54)
[Tobias] does know something about loss. He lost his mother when he was young. (2.23)
The Dauntless have holidays of their own, I assume, but I don't know what they are. (2.17)
Caleb wipes his cheeks every few seconds, and I know he's crying but I don't know how to comfort him, or why I am not crying myself. (1.26)
Caleb doesn't know that Tobias wears his excellence all the time in his own nickname. (3.34)
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