I boarded this hypetrain a little late, but I was delightfully surprised at this book. It was good to see real uncertainty in a character. Alot of things just fall into the laps of the new breed of YA characters.
Tris is a nice break from the rest. Yes, it takes a chip from Katniss, but Tris is wholly her own, broken and scattered between her choices, past, and future. She's intuitive and is a quick learner, she doesn't have some magic superpower or just happens to be expert with a weapon. She herself is average at most of these things, but her intelligence is her real weapon. The survivor factor in her serves her well through her training and makes her relatable.
This is a great start to a surprisingly fun and altogether thought-provoking series.