Veronica Roth

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Veronica Roth was born August 19, 1988 in New York. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's creative writing program and best known for her Divergent trilogy, works of dystopia for young adults.

"Movie-making is a long and complicated process. That said, the following encouraging and great things have happened so far: the film rights have been sold to Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate; Red Wagon, a production company, has also signed on to work on it; Evan Daugherty, screenwriter, wrote a screenplay; Neil Burger has signed on to direct; Shailene Woodley has been cast as Tris; Theo James has been cast as Four; Kate Winslet has been cast as Jeanine; Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, and Maggie Q have been cast as Caleb, Christina, Eric, and Tori, respectively; shooting is scheduled to start in April of 2013, and in other news, my brain is constantly on the verge of exploding due to Awesome Overload."
Veronica Roth, when asked if there was going to be a Divergent movie

Veronica Roth books reviewed

Bibliography

  • Divergent (2011)
    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are - and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
  • Insurgent (2012)
    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
  • Allegiant (2013)
    What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Critical acclaim

"A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away." Publishers Weekly

"Divergent holds its own in the [dystopian] genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail." New York Times