So I've "killed" my main character off in the first chapter of my story. Up until this point there's been literally no character development which is intended because I'm dropping him in the middle of action. What the reader knows through the actions of the MC and being told: MC is a boy, green eyes, slender calloused hands, patient, a successful hunter of small game, wears a fur cloak, possess a crudely made spear with a stone tip, and has strong instincts. Now that he's "dead" he reflects on his life, which needless to say, is quite crappy. The reality is, he's an orphan living on the outskirts of a tribal village in a hilly forest. He has very little memory of who his parents are, he's been fending for himself as long as he can remember, he's never been accepted into the tribe although he's constantly trying, the winters are quite harsh, and he's just hitting puberty. What I initially conclude is that he feels constantly rejected, lost, inadequate, and scared. This is pretty much every 13 year old in a less than perfect household, however, I have absolutely no desire to write an a typical emo rant about "how it sucks to be me" even though it's a good way to connect with the reader. If I was reading and the author went down this road, I'd toss the book into the fire and wonder what else I could have gotten with my five bucks. I would really like to show the fight in this kid as he struggled against all these factors to get to where he is, unfortunately which is "dead". So what consequence would I face with the reader if this reflection is not relatable to them?