Hey guys! Please make sure to post and blog as much as you can! Quick Fact - did you know that the author of the Divergent series went to the same middle school that I am in right now? veronica Roth grew up with lots of support from her family and friends as she began her love for writing early on. One of her "rag tag stories" was Divergent itself - Roth just mainly used it as a short story. She didn't know that when she finished her story, it would become the world's #1 bestseller!