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Veronica Roth

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Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

There have been a few movie updates (mostly exciting ones!) so I thought I would give you the whole scoop at once, in case you haven’t seen anything yet. So! Three things!
First of all, a clip of the Divergent movie will be premiering tomorrow night on Entertainment Tonight and online atYahoo Movies! (Check for your local listingshere.) Check out a little preview on the Divergent Instagram page... Read more of this blog post »
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Divergent (Divergent, #1)

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Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

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Four: A Divergent Story Col...

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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" Bethany wrote: "Veronica, this is a style question from a proofreader. Do your publisher's copyeditors follow your own basic style decisions (the ones ...more "
" Dale wrote: "If I can ask Veronica. Why is it set in stone that it will only be a trilogy? It seems to me more and more writers and setting sets of 3 ...more "
" Jazmin wrote: "Why doesn't anything ever come to Washington? D: Maybe show us a little love next time around? :)"

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“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
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“I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.”
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“Imagine a Carthage sown with salt, and all the sowers gone, and the seeds lain however long in the earth, till there rose finally in vegetable profusion leaves and trees of rime and brine. What flowering would there be in such a garden? Light would force each salt calyx to open in prisms, and to fruit heavily with bright globes of water–-peaches and grapes are little more than that, and where the world was salt there would be greater need of slaking. For need can blossom into all the compensations it requires. To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing–-the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
Conan O'Brien

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“Dirge Without Music"

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains, --- but the best is lost.

The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,
They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Francesca Hi Veronica! I love your book so much, the story and the characters are amazing, thank you for writing it!

message 2: by Elise

Elise P Remember that time when you wrote that Divergent book and I read it. It was FLIPPIN' SWEET! Thanks for the super intense few hours, sweats and palpitations. It sure had been a while since my last fiction induced bookgasm.

message 3: by Tash

Tash I just finished Divergent last night!
It was AWESOME. I can't wait to read the sequel! =D

Nicole Hi Veronica. I just wanted to let you know that I, of course, fell in love with your book, and that I'll be coming to a signing of yours in Lansing, Michigan. Can't wait to see you there! :)

Janus Vielle the Erudite Artist Thanks for accepting! Awesome debut by the way. Can't wait for the next book! All the best to you... ^_^

Nicole Hey Veronica, we met at Schuler's in Lansing, MI. I just wanted to let you know that I have a blog now, in case you felt like checking it out. Thanks! :)

Chi-Chi A Thanks for accepting the friend request Veronica. :D

message 8: by Joyzi

Joyzi Thanks for accepting. I love the new cover for Insurgent. Can't wait!

Parvathy Thanks for the add. Love the cover of Insurgent. Can't wait for the book to release.

message 10: by Tommie

Tommie Thank you Veronica for adding me.

I am so excited to read your next book. Divergent was amazing and i couldn't wait the French translation to read your book. I think i am going to buy the French edition too! Congratulations for the movie, you deserve every single things that happened to you!

Lots of love from France!

KaSonndra Leigh Hi Veronica,

Thanks for the add and congrats on your success. Absolutely love loved Four in the book. Big smile.

Yours in Prose,
KaSonndra Leigh
YA Author of When Copper Suns Fall: a Dark Urban Fantasy

message 12: by Jessa

Jessa I love Divergent and I can't wait for Insurgent!

CerejaCult CerejaCult Hi Veronica :)

I know U must hear this all the time, but I'll say it anyway,,, your mind scares me,,,
Really,,, but in a very good way. Divergent is really good and moved me very deep. As I say, it makes me go all philosofical and stuff,, LoL
Well, I can't wait for Insurgent =D

Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah* Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, Veronica! You are such an amazing writer! I fell completely head over heels for Divergent and I can't wait for Insurgent to come out! Keep up the great work! :)

message 15: by Lyn

Lyn Than you for accepting my friend request! I love Divergent. Read it twice! Can't wait for Insurgent!!

message 16: by Colette

Colette Pauline Thankyou for the add! I loveeeeee Divergent-I am absolutely in love with Tobias!

message 17: by Paula

Paula M. Burns Hi Veronica!
Thank you for the add! I've read the first 100 pages on Divergent and I cannot wait for it to be published in Poland.
Kisses and hugs!

message 18: by Rollie

Rollie Hi Veronica. Thanks for accepting my invite. :) I really love your book. Is it true that the third book will be called DETERGENT? Kidding. :D

message 19: by Sophia

Sophia I LOVED the book divergent!!!! its now one of my favorite books, i mean it it was reallllly good and I'm reallllly looking forward for the next book Intsergent!

Crowleaf Your book was AMAZING!!!

message 21: by Darby

Darby Thanks for adding me as a friend! I LOVE Divergent, and cannot wait for the second one to come out!

message 22: by Jack (last edited Nov 15, 2011 10:10AM)

Jack I don't know whether to vote [Book:Divergent] or [Book:Son of Neptune] as my favourite book of 2011.


I voted Divergent in the end because I thought Veronica would appreciate it more :)))

message 23: by Karran

Karran Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I love your writing :) Divergent is amazing.

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Veronica! Looking forward to reading your books :)

message 25: by AnnieB

AnnieB Thanks for letting me be your friend!!!1

message 26: by Alpha

Alpha I'm fully reading your book now and I love it thus far. I read excerpts before and found them really good. Also congratulations on winning 2011 Favorite Book of the Year. Also, love your new haircut shown in your vid...well it looks new to me compared to your profile pic. (Insert Smiley Face HERE!)

message 27: by Sherbie

Sherbie Wow congratulations Veronica! Awesome awards!

message 28: by Hylary

Hylary Locsin I chose "Divergent" as the best novel of 2011 on my blog!

message 29: by Daphne

Daphne Delacroix CONGRATULATIONS! You won two awards, which no other author or book has one twice! And only Divergent, it's not like you wrote multiple books, which is amazing! Congrats, you REALLY deserve it! =D

message 30: by Zafie

Zafie Hi Veronica,

Thanks for the add. I have to say I enjoyed Divergent and can't wait for the second book.

And I'm also glad that when you said there'll be no love triangle cos then we'll be able to see and understand more of the 'World' you've created. Plus I think Tris and Four are awesome together. And looking forward to see their growth.


Victoria I just read Divergent...started Monday and finished Thursday...I literally couldn't put it down!! Thanks to you, though, I have no homework finished, because I kept thinking, okay, I'll stop at a boring part, and I never found one. :)

message 32: by Robin

Robin Hi,thanks for the add.I was late to jump on the Divergent train,but I'm so glad I did.I won't be late for Insurgent.You have written an amazing book and I sincerly thank you.

Christie Hi Veronica,Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I crazy loved Divergent and keep reading it over and over. I'm counting down the days until Insurgent :) I can't wait!

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 35: by Cat

Cat Thanks for being my friend. I LOVE Divergent and cannot wait to read Insurgent and anything else you write. :)

Micheline Thanks for accepting my friend request. I absolutely loved Divergent and am counting the days till Insurgent!

message 37: by Ela

Ela Thank you so, so much for accepting my request! I am an absolute fan of Divergent and I'm very much looking forward to the next books! :)

message 38: by Jana

Jana Boskey I'm not sure if you'll see this, or really care, BUT we have the same birthday, you were just born 2 years before me. I found this to be really exciting! Can't wait for Insurgent! =)

message 39: by Booknut

Booknut Thanks for accepting my request, it made my day! Re-reading Divergent for the 100th time...can't wait for Insurgent!

message 40: by Kayla

Kayla Hello Veronica! I'm a huge fan of you and your book, Divergent! It is amazing! My friend and I were having a discussion about it, and when she said the name, "Tobias," I had to stop her, because of the way she pronounced it. So if you could please tell me how to pronounce it, that would be great! Thanks so much! Can't wait for Insurgent!

message 41: by Wendy

Wendy Thanks for accepting the friend request! Looking forward to Insurgent, my library already has an order in!

Hope you have a good day. :)

message 42: by Rebecca

Rebecca THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! i love you! i cried i was so happy!!!!!!! I LOVE you!!

p.s. this is now jamie
okay hi i dont know who you are but becca is telling me now all about you... divergent seems like an awesome book... well i will read it some day.... okay bye bye...

message 43: by Tori

Tori Stegle I'm LOVING the cocept for the Divergent series. I'm on such a high after falling in love with THG I just had to pick up your series. Can't wait for Insurgent this May. I hope I win an advanced copy! haha. BTW, thanks for making a character named Tori. I feel special :) haha. Veronica, you ROCK! <3

message 44: by Ashlyn

Ashlyn Thank-you for the friendship!
Have a wonderful Day!

message 45: by Wendy

Wendy Can't wait to buy Insurgent!

I hope you're coming to the Pacific Northwest soon. :)

Bloody Brilliant Books I can't wait for the release of Insurgent, and I'm looking to pre-order it now. When it's released will the green cover be available in the Uk? or will they all be purple. I've got the blue edition of Divergent and I was hoping they'd all match, I'd buy the hard cover if it was green.

message 47: by A.

A. Marie Thank you for the add and what a fantastic body of work that you are building. Take care! -A. Marie

message 48: by Lynette

Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~ That moment when you are reduced to a squealing fit because the UPS guy just delivered your signed copy of Divergent!
Thank you SOO much, Veronica Roth!!!!

P.S. I'm gonna dress up as Tris for Halloween next year. I would do it this year, but I've been planning this year's costume for 4 years, so, yeah...

message 49: by Kristen (last edited Apr 25, 2012 04:10PM)

Kristen Tran Hi Veronica! I was at your book signing on Friday in Houston. It was hosted by the Blue Willow Book Shop. I was the one that bowed to you. Haha. Well I am also reading the advanced copy of Insurgent and it's so good! Well Bye!

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