Divergent, Insurgent, and Veronica Roth!
This dystopian series really rocks and I am not the only one who thinks so. Veronica Roth appeared at the National Book Festival and there were over 2,000 people crowded into the tent to hear her. Two of my students stood in line to get her autograph for 3 hours! Both Jamie and Abby reported that she thanked them for waiting so long and was completely charming. Roth was interviewed by a book reviewer from USA Today and the audience loved hearing her talk about her work. The third, and last, in the trilogy is Allegiant and it is due out on October 22nd. It surprised me to learn that Roth wrote the first book while in college and that she is now only 25 years old. She is smart and beautiful which I don’t think is particularly fair to the rest of us but there you go! 🙂 Here’s a photo that my student, Gabby, took of her as she was signing books.