This character is a 14-year-old girl with copper-colored hair. When the novel opens, she is giving birth for the first time in her role as a Vessel, or birthmother. She gives birth to a baby boy. Additionally, she had been raised by her parental units prior to being named a birthmother at the age of 12. This character lives in a dystopian community that runs on strict rules, a lack of privacy, a lack of choice, and drug-induced emotional bankruptcy. This character starts to experience normal human emotions because she is not taking the pills the village issues, which she then figures out suppress feelings and emotions. This is when she starts to ponder what exists beyond the confines of the community. Once she experiences the loss of her son, she takes the steps necessary to leave the village. During her journey to find her son, she finds out...
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