Our girl Veronica Roth has been pretty busy this days, we’re just four days away from ‘Four: A Divergent Story Collection’ her last book for the ‘Divergent’ series. In her last interview for ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ she talks about how it was for her to write from Tobias’ perspective in both ‘Allegiant’ and ‘Four” and how fans have reacted to it:
“Had you always planned for Allegiant to be from both perspectives?”
“No, I really wanted to whole series to be just in Tris’ voice, actually. But when I wrote Allegiant, everything had become so much more complicated than I anticipated, so I really needed an additional perspective to take readers into the parts of the world that Tris wasn’t going to go into. And then there was this great opportunity to show Tris and Four experiencing the same thing and having different reactions, or experiencing different things and reacting to each other.”
“Did feedback from Allegiant affect these stories since that was the first time that you debuted Four’s voice?”
“A little bit. I feel like some amount of criticism helps. A lot of people commented that Four’s voice wasn’t quite distinct enough from Tris. In my mind they felt very different, but on the page that might not come across. So I thought about that a little more. And it felt a little more like it was something for the reader’s than it had before. Whether people liked it or not, the ending of Allegiant affected them emotionally. And so to have something else in the series to show them a little more of a favorite character felt good to write.”
She’s also been nominated for a ‘Teen of Queen’ an award made specially for YA and teen fiction authors! Voting ends on Monday so hurry up. You can vote here.
Lastly, to close this post about our Illinois girl, guess who made it to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list? Veronica did as the #95. If you wanna see who made it and who didn’t click here.
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Post by Mary Mendez.