Author Veronica Roth was still in college when she sold the story of a dystopian Chicago and a girl finding her place in a world that tried to tell her who she was. Roth penned a trilogy that wove together civil war, heartbreak, and questions of identity into the wildly popular Divergent series.
Divergent has a massive fanbase and an ongoing three-movie adaptation starring Shailene Woodley as hero Beatrice “Tris” Prior. The series has sold more than 10 million copies as of January 1, 2014 and the first movie made almost $300 million worldwide at the box office. The second of these films, Insurgent, came out in theaters on Friday, March 20.
Divergent March 21, 2014
The Divergent Series: Insurgent March 20, 2015
The Divergent Series: Allegiant March 18, 2016
What is Insurgent?
Insurgent is a book written by Veronica Roth. The movie based on the book is directed by Robert Schwentke.
It’s the second installment in the young-adult, sci-fi dystopian Divergent trilogy, which is made up of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. The first two books have been adapted into films, while the third will see its cinematic version hit theaters in 2017. The trilogy was Roth’s first major work as an author, and Divergent was her debut novel. Roth also released a collection of short stories from the perspective of a secondary character titled Four: A Divergent Collection.
All three books take place in a futuristic version of Chicago in the aftermath of an unspecified cataclysm.