First of all, thank you for reading. I am honored that people are passionate about my books. Unfortunately, we can’t *make* people like what we like. I am a little baffled on the not having enough personality. Ali is strong and sassy in my mind’s eye (you see this more in The Nexus). She is not perfect, but who is? The flaws are what make characters interesting.
As far as loyalty goes, I see her as fiercely loyal. All of the decisions she makes in The Unintended are pretty much based on loyalty. She avoids her friends to protect them, not leave them behind. She would much rather have a house full of people when she feels threatened, but the thought of one of her friends getting hurt is more than she can handle. So she faces a creepy, empty house on her own.
Another point: She never abandoned her friends the entire time she was dating Robert, and she wouldn’t have done it if the situation with Joshua was a little more normal. The only reason she hadn’t been hanging out with them more was because she was in huge trouble with her parents for letting her grades slip after breaking up with Robert.
[Spoilers for The Unintended] (more…)