In Her Shoes is a bookish meme invented by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you thought of her, what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.
I had mixed feelings about Ana.
On the one hand, I thought she was a very strong woman, very down-to-earth, a good friend, loyal, brave. For one, for not running for the hills right when Christian mentions his BDSM lifestyle, but for considering to try it. I don't think I'd jump headfirst into something like this as a virgin -- maybe it was also a little stupid, if you look at it from a different angle. But then later on, she's strong and brave for always pushing Christian to broaden his horizon, to trust her and give up some of his control. I also thought it was an increible move of her to know when she could take no more, and actually act on it and walk out on Christian. She was no push-over, although she appeared very weak most of the time.
Yep, that's the other hand. She was always trying to please first, putting herself behind others, she was crying alot and so hung up on Christian that it was really unhealthy. Furthermore, she was very naive most of the time, overthinking, misinterpreting, overreacting. It made me head desk quite often.
While things sure would've gone a hell of a lot different if I had been in her shoes, and she made me wail through long parts of the story, because her hormones always brought about one more not essentially necessary twist in a manner that made me scream from frustration, she still was a decent heroine and most definitvely good for the characters around her, first and foremost Christian, of course.