|Published debut novel Divergent|
|Final book in the trilogy, Allegiant, published|
|Second book, Insurgent, released|
|Divergent movie adaptation filmed for an early 2014 release|
|"I've always loved the dystopian genre. My introduction to it was 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, which is a powerful book, and then '1984' by George Orwell and 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley. But I never sat down and thought, I want to write a dystopian YA book." -- from Goodreads, Dec. 2011|
|"As a teenager, I put a lot of pressure on myself, and a lot of that, for me, was about finding a moral high ground. As I've grown up, I've decided to abandon that because it made me judgmental and also stressed me out. There's really no way to be perfect. Perfectionism is a silly trait to have, so in a lot of ways that inspired the world of "Divergent," in which everyone is striving toward that ideal and falling short of it." -- from Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2012|
|"I wrote these books at a point when I was growing up. Senior year in college, about to do what Tris [the protagonist] does, she's making decisions about what she's going to do with the rest of her life, and Tris's decisions are comparable to maybe choosing a college, but also to choosing a life path." -- from Elle, Aug. 20, 2013|
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