Valiant - Holly Black The main character had no real depth. It seemed like she was pretending to have emotions until the end when suddenly she liked the guy. There was no lead up to it, Val didn't really feel anything about her mother's, boyfriend's, and her best friend's betrayls. Suddenly she felt so strongly for the guy that she was will to die for him? It felt sudden. I also had a hard time keeping any of the characters in my head. I didn't really like any of them until the last seventy-five pages.