V. Roth explains the reason for double narrative

Veronica Roth posted this on her blog today. She often posts so check out http://theartofnotwriting.tumblr.com for all things Divergent and more.

She writes in this post explaining the reasoning behind doing a double narrative for the final book in the Divergent series. Allegiant will be coming to bookstores on October 22nd – we can’t wait!

In case you haven’t heard already, I confirmed on Thursday that Allegiant will be written from two POVs (points of view), Tris and Four’s. This is obviously a departure from how I chose to write the first two books, which has a lot of people excited (yay!) and some concerned, so I thought I would say a little more about it here.

So: why two POVs? Well, I tried repeatedly to write Allegiant in just Tris’s voice, but it didn’t work; her perspective, her way of seeing things, was a little too limited for the story I needed to tell. I wanted to do two things with it: A. let two characters experience different things, and B. let them react differently to the same things, so that I (and eventually, the reader) would get a better sense of the whole story, the whole picture.

I’ve said before that I’ve always seen Four (increasingly, as the series goes on) as a plot-mover alongside Tris, so he was the obvious choice for the second POV (though not the only one I tried). Exploring him and his choices and his assumptions about the world was incredibly interesting to me.

It was a big challenge, it took me a really long time, and I did my very best with it. I feel confident about the way it turned out, and I hope you enjoy it! On October 22nd! AHH!

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  1. I haven’t started the Divergent series yet, but I’m glad her reasoning for a dual POV is more than “I just wanted to write in his voice”. It sounds like both perspectives will give a more rounded view of the events!

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