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Veronica Roth

about veronica
bioVeronica Roth is a 23 year-old, 6-foot tall, self-proclaimed sci-fi nerd. Her fears include: heights, bugs, flocks of birds, speed, scaling rickety structures, and ordering meat at the deli counter. Despite them, she would choose Dauntless as her faction, because she thinks courage, particularly courage that empowers a person to act for the good of others regardless of the consequences, is important. She also owns a lot of black clothing.

Veronica graduated from Northwestern University’s creative writing program, and while she didn’t skip class to write, she definitely chose writing over homework. She is now a full-time writer living near Chicago. Her first novel, Divergent debuted as number six on the ‘New York Times’ bestseller list. She is currently working on the sequel, Insurgent which is expected to release in May of 2012.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Trial of Anna Cotman by Vivien Alcock
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
1984 by George Orwell
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Almost anything by Roald Dahl, including (particularly) The BFG and The Witches
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
HarryPotterHarryPotterHarryPotter (but you knew that already, right?)


The recommendations listed above were taken from Veronica Roth’s blog post here. The notes that appear beside them belong to her.

“…my stories are always about transformation. More specifically, a decision that leads to transformation. For some reason, the idea of a character taking responsibility for his or her own life and doing something else with it just never leaves me.”

{The Rereading Mission and The First Lesson from SCBWI}


  • August 19, 2012Happy Birthday Veronica!
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