Unlike most authors, Veronica Roth had a relatively quick journey to literary stardom, with her debut novel Divergent
landing her on the New York Times
best sellers list at the tender age of 22. Roth attended Minnesota's Carleton College for one year before transferring to Northwestern and graduating from the university's prestigious writing program. Literary agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary recognized potential in Roth and signed her to a contract, securing a publishing deal with HarperCollins only four days after sending out the Divergent
Told from the perspective of 16-year-old protagonist Beatrice Prior, Divergent
chronicles a dystopian Chicago in which society groups citizens into five factions according to the person's beliefs, passions, and loyalties.
The highly anticipated second book Insurgent
in the Divergent trilogy received high remarks and sparked a green light for the Divergent
movie. Movie Rights for the Divergent
movie belong to Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate. It is expected to come out in March 2014.