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Veronica Roth

Autor(a) de Divergent

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About the Author

Veronica Roth was born on August 19, 1988 in New York. She graduated from Northwestern University's creative writing program. She is a full-time author whose books include Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. Divergent was adapted into a movie in 2014. In 2015 Insurgent made The New York Time Best mostrar mais Seller List. She also wrote four short stories from Divergent's character, Tobias Eaton's point of view. That book, entitled Four: A Divergent Collection, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. She wrote Carve the Mark which made the bestseller list in February 2017. The Fates Divided, which is the sequel to Carve the Mark, was publised April 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Veronica Roth

Divergent (2011) 24,931 exemplares
Insurgent (2012) 15,981 exemplares
Allegiant (2013) 13,313 exemplares
Four: A Divergent Collection (2014) 4,950 exemplares
Carve the Mark (2017) 2,449 exemplares
The Fates Divide (2018) 948 exemplares
Chosen Ones (2020) 916 exemplares
Divergent Series Complete Box Set (2011) 809 exemplares
The Transfer (2013) 504 exemplares
The Initiate (2014) 278 exemplares
Ark (2019) 265 exemplares
Poster Girl (2022) 250 exemplares
The Traitor (2014) 238 exemplares
The Son (2014) 226 exemplares
Arch-Conspirator (2023) 157 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Editor — 93 exemplares
We Can Be Mended (2018) 61 exemplares
Void (2023) 47 exemplares
Divergent/Insurgent (2013) 17 exemplares
When Among Crows (2024) 13 exemplares
Carve the Mark | The Fates Divide (2019) 12 exemplares
Hearken 4 exemplares
KATRA 1 exemplar
BESNIKJA V.II 1 exemplar
Os Escolhidos (2020) 1 exemplar
Inertia [novelette] — Autor — 1 exemplar
Besnikja (2014) 1 exemplar
Kryengrits︠ja (2014) 1 exemplar
Divergjentja (2013) 1 exemplar
SAP HANA: Overview (2014) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Divergent [2014 film] (2014) — Original book — 547 exemplares
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 411 exemplares
Insurgent [2015 film] (2015) — Original novel — 383 exemplares
Shards and Ashes (1600) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Divergent Series: 3 Movie Collection (2017) — Autor — 59 exemplares
Hunger for Dystopian Teen Sampler (2011) 45 exemplares
Forward Collection (2019) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

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Roth, Veronica Anne
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Barrington, Illinois, USA
Northwestern University (BA|2010|Creative Writing)
Barrington High School
Carleton College
Fitch, Nelson (husband)
Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary

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Veronica Anne Roth (born August 19, 1988) is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her debut New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, consisting of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant; and Four: A Divergent Collection.

Veronica Roth was born on August 19, 1988 in New York City, and was raised primarily in Barrington, Illinois. Her mother, Barbara Ross, is a painter who resides in Barrington. She is the youngest of three children. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, and her mother has since remarried to Frank Ross, a financial consultant for landscaping companies. Her brother and sister live in the Chicago area.



This is where the series starts to go south. "Insurgent" isn't an absolute abomination of a book, by any means, but it definitely isn't a good one at all. It is one of the most forgettable books I've ever read in my life. I don't know why, but, every time I re-read the Divergent series, I can vaguely remember the overall plot and structure of only the first and third books. The second one, however, never sticks. I can never remember what happens in this story for more than a couple weeks after re-reading it. It is that uninteresting. [return][return]I don't really have much to say, if I'm being honest. Things just... happen in this book. If I would sum up this story to the best of my ability, I'd say this: The main characters move from faction to faction, see what each one's up to, and try to figure out what Erudite's going to do. In the end, the Dauntless and Factionless team up to take down Erudite, and some of the main characters (including Tris, Marcus, and Christina) decide to save some Erudite data and release this big secret that Jeanine has kept in her computer. Yeah, if you think it's ridiculous that this plot takes place over the course of over 520 pages, you're not alone. This book is dreadfully boring.[return][return]Also, I hate that we don't learn much about the world and the entire reason behind the faction system until the very last book. Until that point, we are almost completely clueless as to what is going on. All we know is that these characters live in some self-sustaining city with 5 factions in it that they can't leave. That's it. One of the reasons why I find this so frustrating is that a lot of characters' motivations are completely unknown as a result. Jeanine, Marcus, Caleb, Tris's parents... the motivations behind a lot of their actions remain unexplained until the third book of the trilogy. I guess we get a fraction of an explanation in the last 5 pages of this book, but it's too little too late, in my opinion. This is NOT how you structure a trilogy, Veronica Roth. [return][return]I've already touched on the world-building in my review of "Divergent". It starts to fall apart in this book, and it enters the realm of dogshit fan faction once we get to "Allegiant". I don't even really know how to explain it. Reading this book, I just can't imagine a world like this existing in a million years. It just doesn't make any sense. The concept of "Divergent people" doesn't really make much sense, either. I don't want to go into a lot of detail about why this whole world completely falls apart the second you think about it for more than a couple seconds. If you want, you can watch James Tullos's video on it instead. [return][return]This isn't a very comprehensive or interesting review, I know. I just don't really know what else to say. This book always conjures up a blank slate in my mind whenever I think of it. It's just 525 pages of... nothing.… (mais)
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Just like Insurgent, I don't think this book is absolutely horrendous, but it's still pretty bad overall. It has so many problems it's hard to even remember them all. However, there were some parts that I thought were genuinely good scattered throughout this book. They are pretty few and far in between, but they are still there. [return][return]Everyone's already talked about how the world-building completely falls apart in this book, and I agree. The venture into the outside world actually makes the world feel smaller and less important than it already is. We learn practically nothing about what's happening outside the United States. Heck, we don't even learn much about what's going on in the United States either! All we learn is that a tiny section of the government (called the Bureau) is involved in solving genetic damage by placing people in various cities in the United States as experiments. That's it. Not only is this an extremely disappointing reveal due to how dumb and anticlimactic it is, but it makes the United States seem like it barely has any order to it all. To me, it always seemed like the people in the Bureau were just fucking around, enjoying life while the rest of the world suffers. They're not doing jack shit in the grand scheme of things, when you really think about it. They're just... there. Who's in charge of these idiots? What is this world, dude? It feels like it barely has any order to it. That's just how I personally feel about it. If you disagree, that's fine. [return][return]Another thing I dislike about this book (as well as the whole franchise in general) is the amount of characters introduced. Good lord. The amount of main/side characters who are at least somewhat important to the plot is ridiculous. I'm sorry, but you can't expect me to give two shits about even 50% of these guys when I know next to nothing about them. They keep getting introduced left and right, and they leave no impression on me. They're so unbelievably bland and uninteresting.[return][return]I also thought the resolution to the story was extremely underwhelming and not thorough in the slightest. Basically, Tris and the other protagonists find out that the Bureau is planning on resetting the experiments by wiping the people's memories clean in order to keep them in order. Because of that, the protagonists decide to reset EVERYONE'S memory in the Bureau apart from a couple guys who will teach them basic history and remove their prejudice against genetically damaged people. This brings me back to my point about how small this world is. If only a handful of people can control the knowledge of an entire government agency without the government noticing or without much rebellion, then this world ends up feeling even less exciting. [return][return]Also, the rebellion of the protagonists against the Bureau goes on WAY too smoothly. Like, these guys are sneaking around the Bureau, getting their hands on various tools, weapons, and serums without anyone noticing. Again, what the fuck is the Bureau doing? Why do they not have stricter security, especially knowing the fucked up propaganda they spew about a vast portion of the people working for them (the genetically damaged)? [return][return]As I mentioned earlier, there were some moments throughout this book that did make feel something, and I thought Tris's sacrifice in the end was a pretty good way for her character to go out, but none of that alleviates the emptiness I feel when I read this book. I don't get excited or enthralled by the world, the characters, the storyline, or the lore. It's just... meh. That's the best way I can really describe this whole series. It's not abysmally awful, but it doesn't really do anything for me.… (mais)
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This is the last dystopian series I'll be reviewing for a while before I return to this genre at some point in the future. The first book in the series isn't terrible, but it isn't great either. It's just... meh. The main thing keeping this book from being as bad as the next two is that this one takes place almost entirely in Dauntless Headquarters, so there isn't much room for awful world-building here. That comes later.[return][return]With that being said, this book still doesn't really make that much sense. This whole concept of people only having one personality and the Divergent having multiple is unfathomably dumb. That's because, even the non-Divergent characters in this book seem slightly more complex than having only one of five personality traits. They're decently written characters, but that's problem because, apparently, they're not supposed to be. They're supposed to be extremely one-dimensional. However, the only character I can think of who fits that mold is Jeanine.[return][return]The pacing isn't that great, either. This book is nearly 500 pages long, yet it doesn't really feel like much happens throughout. The characters pretty much just go through initiation, then, all of a sudden, we have the climax where the assault on Abnegation happens. Sure, some interesting stuff happens throughout those first 400 pages, but the story still feels really sluggish. I don't know. Besides some of the things that happened with Peter and Al, I didn't really give much of a shit.[return][return]Speaking of Al, he is easily the best character in this book. He is extremely well-written and complex. The fact that he's not Divergent just makes the entire concept of this story collapse in on itself. He has an extremely tragic story, and it adds a lot of spice to this otherwise kinda bland story. [return][return]Also, this might just be me, but I Veronica Roth's writing style felt very... odd in this book. I don't really know how to explain it. She made it difficult for me to visualize a lot of scenes because her writing wasn't always clear. Conflicting images constantly arise as I read this story because Roth doesn't describe the scenes very well. Her descriptive imagery isn't detailed enough for me to fully visualize what's actually happening. Maybe, it's just me. If anyone else felt like this when they read this the book, let me know. [return][return]So, yeah. I don't really have much else to say about this book. Overall, it's just kinda below average for me.… (mais)
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Eh, this was... fine, I guess? Just like "Divergent", this book benefits from taking place almost entirely in Dauntless headquarters. It benefits from not having to go through the other factions and show how ridiculous and non-sensical this world is. It's confined to a small location, and it can be easy to forget about how none of this world makes much sense when the reader is almost entirely focused on Dauntless initiation and life. [return][return]It was somewhat interesting learning about Tobias's early days in Dauntless and how he transformed from a timid Abnegation nobody to an intimidating Dauntless leader in such a short period of time. It was also interesting seeing him reconcile his various identities and goals as he started assimilating into Dauntless life and figuring out its various secrets. [return][return]However, at the end of the day, I still don't see much of a point for this book existing. When it comes to prequels for the Divergent franchise, I would have much rather read about the early days of genetic damage, the Purity war, and the forming of the factions. That would have provided so much more information about this extremely shallow world than whatever this is. Dude, the last 100 pages of this book actually contain the exact same events that we read in Book 1, with the only difference being that they're from Tobias's point-of-view rather than Tris's. Was this really necessary? [return][return]In the end, I'm excited to say that I'm done with this franchise. Despite re-reading it a couple of times over the years, it's never really affected me in the way that the Hunger Games franchise has. I don't think it's awful in any way, but I'm honestly kind of glad to say that I don't have any intention of revisiting it in the future ever again.… (mais)
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