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Veronica Roth the next literary superstar?
The black town car pulled up and idled. White smoke curled from its tailpipe, rising in the morning drizzle. The driver stretched, his sportscoat tight at his back. He prepared for a wait. Within a minute, Veronica Roth, tall, with an angular, circa-1981 Pat Benatar haircut, high cheekbones and large Minnie Mouse eyes, bounded down the steps of her Edgewater apartment, still carrying her ceramic coffee mug. There was no time to dawdle. It was five days before the Tuesday release of "Allegiant," the final book in her phenomenally successful "Divergent" trilogy of young-adult novels about a dystopian Chicago and warring teenage factions.
October 21, 2013