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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 at Yahoo Movies! (Check for your local listings here.) Check out a little preview on the Divergent Instagram pag... 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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Divergent Insurgent Allegiant
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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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message 75: by Erin (last edited Jan 04, 2014 08:23PM)

Erin Just wanted to let you know, I think what you did with the ending of Allegiant was great.(view spoiler) It was perfect. Many people think the ending was awful, but I think it couldn't have been better.

message 74: by Ivy

Ivy Congratulations on winning the Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction award for Allegiant.

Crowleaf I finished Allegiant. I just wanted to let you know how great you ended it. It was one of those where it was just wow.

message 72: by Rhonda

Rhonda Wood Hello Veronica. Just pre-purchased Allegiant. Can't wait until October!!

message 71: by Yousra

Yousra I'm super excited for both Allegiant and the Divergent movie! I can't wait!!

message 70: by Erin

Erin I just finished Insurgent! It felt like the book was actually happening to me. I felt like I was right there! The way Tris and Tobias kept breaking up and then getting back together kept me on edge the whole time. I can't wait for the next book to come out! Your my all time favorite author.

message 69: by Bri

Bri Thank you for accepting the friend request! I loved Divergent and Insurgent! I've been posting and having friends read it all the time now, and they love it! Can't wait for the next book! Thanks for an amazing series!

message 68: by Deidre

Deidre Thanks for accepting my friend request. It was fun to see you at Chicago's Lit Fest!

message 67: by Eleanor

Eleanor Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! Divergent is my favourite book of all time and I've read it more than six times!!

message 66: by Jessica

Jessica Thanks for accepting my friend request, the books that I've read of yours so far were awesome! Your a great author!

message 65: by Erin (last edited Aug 19, 2012 04:50PM)

Erin hadn't read a good book in a long time until my friend reccommended Divergant!

message 64: by Ab2y

Ab2y Thank you very much for accepting my friend request , i love your books ❀ :)

message 63: by Kay

Kay Veronica, THANK YOU SO MUCH for adding me!!! I am a HUGE fan!!! Thanks again!!!
Amity's newest initiate :)

message 62: by Marina

Marina By the way, as you can see, my icon is a photo of Divergent haha. Much love!

message 61: by Marina

Marina Thank you SO MUCH for accepting my friend request, you are such an inspiration! Keep writing! xx

message 60: by Imasha

Imasha Hi ! Thank you so Much for adding me. I love your books. They are amazing!! I cant wait for the next one!!!!! :)

message 59: by Lily

Lily Marie Thank you for adding me! I am a budding author myself and your books (and Harry Potter and strangely a blind girl who can cook amazing food on Masterchef) give me the inspiration to keep writing!

message 58: by Miresa

Miresa HI, I love your books so much. You are an amazing writer!!! :)

message 57: by Amanda

Amanda So, we're pretty much the same age, have pretty much the same bathroom decor (minus the marshmallows), and both support TWLOHA. Y U NOT MY FRIEND IRL? Lol.

Savannah Veronica, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

message 55: by Louise

Louise I absolutely loved divergent, I thought that the novel was exceptionally well written and everything was so vivid. It's nice to finally come across a novel with a gutsy heroine after the Hunger Games. They are so rare thesedays.

message 54: by Kayla

Kayla Thank you for accepting my friend request! I absolutely LOVE your books. You are such a talented author and I love the amount of emotion and feelings you put into your characters. i feel like I know and understand them. Thank you for writing such amazing books. I can't wait to read the 3rd one! :-)

message 53: by Lily

Lily Thank you for accepting my friend request. Both books are amazing can't wait to read third book of the series. Tris is amazing character and so is four.

message 52: by Dante

Dante Iannetta YAY NEW FRIEND!!!!!!!!! :D

message 51: by Cutter100 (last edited May 05, 2012 08:02AM)

Cutter100 Thank you for accepting my friend request! Still waiting for Insurgent, but I can't wait to read it.

message 50: by Marisa


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!

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 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

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 45: by Wendy

Wendy Can't wait to buy Insurgent!

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

message 44: by Ashlyn

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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! :)

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

message 35: by Cat

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

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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!

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.

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 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.


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 28: by Hylary

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

message 27: by Sherbie

Sherbie Wow congratulations Veronica! Awesome awards!

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!)

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