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Author Appreciation: 8 reasons we flippin love Veronica Roth, the genius behind ‘Divergent’


In honour of Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ series getting a fierce new makeover (which we didn’t hesitate to pick up ASAP) we thought we’d remind ourselves exactly why this lady is one of our favourite authors, like ever.

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1. She understands the plight of introverts everywhere. Obviously, we’d like to go out, but…Netflix, bed, the close proximity to pre-bought food.

2. And even though she’s a bestselling author, she still gets nervous when people read whatever she’s writing:

3. She gave every aspiring writer and #NaNoWriMo participant hope that their work DOESN’T actually suck. In fact, that whole feeling is just part of the creative process.

4. She’s got the most adorable dog.

Avi burrows.

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5. She’s created some of our favourite characters in YA literature – and appreciates sometimes they’re loved because of…well, less-than-profound reasons.

Someone brought this sign to the event in Dallas last night. I laughed. A lot. A photo posted by veronica roth (@vrothbooks) on

6. She’s a Potterhead who takes the time to ponder the big issues.

7. And cosplays as Draco Malfoy. 50 points to Slytherin.

8. But mostly, we love her because she’s an incredible writer who gave us the ‘Divergent’ series. Veronica, thank you for breaking our hearts, and showing us what selflessness, bravery and love look like.

Do you have anything extra to add to our Veronica Appreciation  list? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks.

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Written by Laura Fulton

Book Channel Editor at MaxPop! Have a thing for the sea and pretty paperbacks. Saved by amazing grace.

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