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About the Book

about the book

Summary: 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.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Release Date: May 1st, 2012


from veronica's blog
“Initially I tried to begin at the beginning, but as time went on I realized that just wasn’t going to work, so I’ve written one of the close-to-the-end scenes and one of the beginning-middleish scenes. I was afraid that outlining the book would drain the enthusiasm right out of me, because outlining tends to eliminate that sense of discovery you get when you aren’t sure where the book is going, but I am learning that isn’t necessarily the case. The outline defines the story’s framework, but I’m still figuring things out as I write, so that framework can be bent. And sometimes broken.”

{Five Friday…Things: DIVERGENT Update Version}

“I finished the revised draft of Insurgent at 1AM on Sunday [July 31] (well, I guess that’s technically Monday). But there is still work to do! If I could get a book right in just ONE round of revisions, I would be like some kind of writer mutant, and I would be checking myself for flippers or gills or something. There will be other rounds of edits. Plus a line editing round. Plus a copyediting round. Plus page proofs. Plus…well, let’s just say it takes longer than you’d think.

Still, I’m really happy with the way it turned out and the fact that it’s done. And excited, though prematurely, for everyone to read it!”

{11 Weeks, and a Finished Draft}

“The rough draft of D2 was the hardest thing I have ever written, and I had no idea why.”

{Be Brave and Revise (Or, Alternately, My Struggle With Fear)}

“[After seeing the cover]My reactions were:

1. Ooh. 2. THE TREE IS AWESOME. 3. Look, a train!

And then, when I was capable of coherent thought, I was able to appreciate the color of the clouds (which are that greenish color you get right before a storm hits– appropriate, I think), and the fact that the tree is sort of mid-decay, with the leaves swirling away from it, and also, that little line above my name that is so very nice to see.”

When asked if she liked the cover, Veronica said, “Are you kidding? YES. And I am excited for you to read what will be behind it.”