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Author: Veronica R.

About Me

I have been reading since I was in pre-school. How I learned to read, I have absolutely no idea. I’m pretty sure I didn’t learn to read from school because school seems to rarely teach me anything new that I would need to know. I don’t really have any techniques for reading since for me reading is a sub-conscious act of my own.

My Goals

My Goals: My goals as a reader is to not stop reading, and maybe to branch out to reading other genres, (I am very picky about the books I read). I would like to improve the amount of time I spend reading and when I decide to do it.

My Interests and Favorites

My Interests and Favorites: My favorite author is definitely a tie between Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth. Both the Hunger Games trilogy and the Divergent trilogy are my favorite book series to read, (why are there so many good trilogies?).

My Latest Blog Entry

My Latest Blog Entry: Right now I am reading The Eleventh Plague, (I don’t have the author because I don’t usually look who it’s by until I actually read it). The last thing I’ve read is the Divergent trilogy, although it wasn’t at oxford It is still my most recent read. I originally tried to get the Divergent trilogy at oxford but it was under a three month wait, (I think that’s about how long it was). I have really enjoyed the Divergent Trilogy because it was a good series, (I have no other way to say I liked it, it was just really good).
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Veronica Roth's Influences and Origin

Veronica grew up being the youngest of 3 children, her parents divorced when she was only 5 years old.

Veronica's grandparents were concentration camp survivors, but aren't alive today.

She mainly gets her influences from her husban Nelson Fitch, who is a photographer.

Veronica's books, genres, messages/themes

Veronica's first theme is that finding out who you are isn't easy and takes time.

Literally the headline for the trilogy is "One Choice Can Transform You", this shows the importance of every choice you make to shape the rest of your life.

The last theme is just family. Before you get to choose who you are your entire life up to that point is all based upon your family, and how they have been in the past. You have to choose between family and happiness.

Veronica's Quotes

“Crying defies scientific explanation. Tears are only meant to lubricate the eyes. There is no real reason for tear glands to overproduce tears at the behest of emotion.” This pretty much means that humans weren't meant to cry, the fact that emotion can defy science shows how complex and amazing humans can be

"My will is mine. I will not make it soft for you." This says that she will not act different towards somebody just because of who they are... she treats everyone like they are all important.

"But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another." (Canabalism much?) This quote tells humanity that if you take down one another then don't let humanity die out from itself.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Veronica once jumped in a pool filled to the brim with marshmallows. She then went home and had her key editor buy 47 bags of marshmallows so she could do the same thing in her bathtub. (Don't ask how the store had that many bags or about the looks they got from people while buying them at the checkout line.)

Veronica has actually never read a review of her book because she wants to keep her ideas original and doesn't want to be discouraged.

Veronica picked the age of 16 for the age of choosing your faction because it seemed like an awful idea to make someone decide who they are and who you will be forever at such a young age. (seems kind of heartless)

Works Cited

Miller, Erin Collazo. "Veronica Roth Bio." About Entertainment. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. <>.

Roth, Veronica. "Veronica Roth." goodreads. N.p., 19 Apr. 2010. Web. 10 Apr. 2015. <>.

Vestal, Shannon. "Why Veronica Roth's New Book Is about Four and What She Missed in Divergent." Popsugar. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. <>.