A great interview with Veronica Roth!


 Interview withVeronica Roth, debut author of Divergent


 Q: The editor’s letter at the beginning of the book says you pulled your share of all-nighters in college to write Divergent. Did you find you were being pulled to the story by the characters or the plot?


A: I was pulled in by Tris. I was fascinated by her voice, and I first wanted to create the circumstances in which that voice emerged, and then see what she could tell me about what was happening in her world. So most of the time, it was her pulling me to the story, but often it was the world itself. I was interested in exploring exactly what virtues are and how human nature twists them from something good to something evil.


Q: What made you feel that dystopian Chicago was the perfect place for this story to be told?


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