Google+ Reading Teen: Interview with Veronica Roth, Author of DIVERGENT

Friday, March 14, 2014

Interview with Veronica Roth, Author of DIVERGENT

With the DIVERGENT movie just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to post this interview with Veronica Roth, with the movie images.  Have you bought your movie tickets yet?  They're on sale now!!

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As you probably know by now, Divergent was one of my favorite books.  So, I was REALLY excited to do this interview with Veronica Roth.  But not just any interview would do, I had to make this one IS Veronica Roth after all.  So, thanks so much, Veronica, for playing along and answering our strange questions!

Ok, first off I'd like to know, if this book were real, what character would you most like to go on a date with, and where would you go? (Can be a platonic date :)
I would go on a platonic date with Four (yes: actually platonic). I would love to have a serious conversation with him. I feel like he would be a good person to do that with— he’s thoughtful and he’s had an interesting life. As for where we would go…the Dauntless compound! Only because I really, really want to see it.
Uh, yeah...I think I'd be going on a date with Four also, though I'm not sure if it would be platonic....(kidding, hubby!!)

Ok, strap on your thinking cap.  If a book thief broke into your house and stole one book, which book would you hope he took so that when he read it, he would decide to return it, apologize, and change his ways?
That is a complicated question. I feel like the only book I have that could possibly have that effect would be the Bible (particularly if he opened straight to the Ten Commandments and read “thou shalt not steal.” Ha). And I would be pretty impressed with him for reading the whole thing, as I haven’t quite managed to do that myself. And I would probably let him keep it.
Ok, that was a good answer!  How about this one:  If someone said, "Your book changed my life!" what part would you think she was referring to?
First of all, if someone said that, I would be amazed and possibly giddy. And I would probably think they were referring to the end, when Tris makes an important but dangerous decision that I won’t describe here because it would spoil everything.
If you could play a character in the movie adaptation of your book (whether you looked like him/her or not), which would be the most fun, which would be the hardest, and which would be the most like you?
The most fun: Peter. I’ve always thought that playing villains must be an incredibly good time, because you get to say and do things that you would never dream of doing in real life. The hardest: Tris! Playing her would require an incredible range, emotionally and physically. And the most like me? Well, I’ve begun to realize that I am a lot like Tris—which was not intentional! She’s far braver than I am, and not quite as compassionate, but other than that, we have a lot in common. I’m way too tall for that part, though.

What is the question you wish I had asked, and how would you answer it?
Hmm. I guess I wish you had asked, “what’s your favorite faction?” Because then I would get to tell you that my favorite faction doesn’t get a lot of love—it’s Abnegation. It’s not what I would choose, but I think the way they live is fascinating, and they, though not without their flaws, generally live beautiful, good lives.

I agree with you about Abnegation.  I don't think I would pick that one, or rather, I don't think they would have me, but it is certainly the one I admire most, and the one I wish I could be like.

 Thanks so much, Veronica for answering our questions!! 

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OK PEOPLE!!  Have you bought this book yet??  Have you bought your movie tickets?  If you want to read about how much I loved it, go check out my review here.  If you've seen the movie, let me know in the comments what your thoughts were!

Happy Reading/Watching!
 (Me climbing the Ferris Wheel!  Ok....I was just riding it, but still, that's almost the same thing.)


  1. I can't wait to see this movie!! I'm going with my book club to the Thursday night showing.

    1. That's awesome! You guys are going to have a blast!! Let me know if you need some tattoos!! :D

  2. Awesome questions! I would have thought that she was sick of answering the 'favorite faction' question but that's cool that Abnegation is her favorite. They are intriguing, though I'm definitely not cut out for them.

    1. I wish I was cut out for them. They do seen genuinely happy (apart from a few) and do the most good for the world. But I guess the point is that we need all kinds.


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