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About the Trilogy

About the Trilogy

Since its release on May 3rd, 2011, the first book in the Divergent series, Divergent, has been released in 29 countries all over the world. That number continues to grow.

The much anticipated sequel, Insurgent, is expected to release May 1, 2012, followed by the unnamed third and final book, which will be out in the spring/summer of 2013.

According to Harper Collins, The Divergent Trilogy is “a series of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.”

Veronica Roth’s goal for the series, “is to make each book feel A) Like a complete work in and of itself and B) absolutely necessary.”

Before the release of Divergent, Summit Entertainment, bought the movie rights. The screenplay is currently being written by, Evan Daugherty.


“I try to avoid preaching of any kind, and it’s not just because teenagers can sniff out a message from a mile away; it’s because I want to give people space to think and breathe while they read my book. I don’t want to stifle anyone. That said, I do think every book says something other than what’s on the pages, whether you intend for it to or not when you write it. So yes, there are some things I think my book says, because I have interpreted it as a reader, just as you will.

But I would much rather you come away with questions than answers. Questions about virtue, and what it is, and if it makes you worth something, and if being “good” is the most important thing, and if it’s not, what is? Or: is the consistency of your character the best thing you have to offer the world? Can you can be defined, and should you even try? Or even: what should you look for in a friend, or a boyfriend, or a girlfriend?

I know books are a great escape, and my book, with all its action, may not give you a lot of quiet moments in which to think. But my favorite books made me think as much as they entertained me, and that’s my hope for Divergent.”

{Questions, Not Answers}

[Divergent] is about what the world would be like if people tried to solve world conflict by targeting individual character flaws (instead of macro-level things like race, religion, politics, and socio-economic status). Does this solution work? I’m going with…no.

{The Story of D} Note: Check out the Origin of the story on the same post.

“In Divergent, people basically isolate a virtue and try as hard as they can to develop just that virtue. And I don’t think it’s a huge spoiler to say that IT DOESN’T WORK. Not only is it impossible, but it’s not a good idea. Too much focus on any “virtue” screws something else up. Like if you focus too much on being peaceful, you might just let bad things happen to the people around you so you “don’t rock the boat.” Or if you focus too much on honesty and you forget about kindness. Human beings can’t make themselves perfect.”

{Patience is a Habit. (Because Virtues are Overrated.)}

Inspirational Quotes

“Well, let her know the stubbornest of wills

Are soonest bended, as the hardest iron,

O’er-heated in the fire to brittleness,

Flies soonest into fragments, shivered through.”

Antigone, Sophocles

“My will is mine. I will not make it soft for you.”

Agamemnon, Aeschylus

“But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”

Galatians 5:15

“Please, let me warn them–

Don’t you come here.

Don’t bring anyone here.”

Chasm by Flyleaf

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Dune by Frank Herbert {Source: Divergent Quotation Collection}