'Divergent' Author Says 'Hunger Games' Comparison Is 'Scary, But A Nice Thing'

July 23, 2014 8:28 PM

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Veronica Roth's YA dystopian series Divergent has endured comparisons to Suzanne Collins's wildly successful The Hunger Games series since the first installment, Divergent, was published in 2011. However, in an interview with HuffPost Live, Roth insisted that she doesn't mind the comparison. "If you're going to be compared to something," she laughed, "it's not so bad."

Given the dystopian trend sweeping YA fiction in the past decade, it's no surprise that two of the most popular series in the genre have been frequently juxtaposed. The New York Times review of Divergent in 2011 even went so far as to break down the similarities between the series point-by-point. Wi...

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