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Jake Nicholls

I found Marina frustratingly passive for a large chunk of the story—but on reflection, I think it was more that she felt compelled by duty (like Dr. Swenson says towards the end: if she gave Marina a task that meant she had to stay, she would stay). I wonder if there’d be a way to give her some more active choices towards the beginning of the novel without changing this duty-bound aspect of her character—or whether it works well enough as it is?