OMFG YOU GUYS
I was on zazzle and found this wonderful glorious person
THEY SELL DIPPER’S HAT, HIS OLD HAT, AND A BINDER OF THE BOOK 3 THING
THEY SELL MORE THINGS TOO BUT OMFG THESE ITEMS. I WILL CARRY THAT BINDER ALL AROUND SCHOOL AND IT WOULD BE GREAT AT CONS AJFHASJKDFHAS
YOU HEAR THAT?
THAT IS THE SOUND OF MONEY FLYING OUT OF MY WALLET.
“For me, this last book was a quiet winter, a series of cold walks to and from the local coffee shop, a giant stack of paper next to my Christmas tree, a secret I kept even from my family and friends, a few teary-eyed nights on the couch as I read through the end again and again, and a realization that I have changed and so have the things I am interested in writing about, even though I wrote about the same characters.”—Veronica Roth
I feel like, when an author likes a character, it might be for different reasons than when a reader likes a character. I sometimes struggle to get all a character’s dimensions on the page (see: book 1, Jeanine), but sometimes I’m surprised by what emerges as I write, and it’s usually in the latter case that I wind up with favorites.
There are a few constants. Tris is always my favorite, because she’s such a complicated girl— at times humorless and merciless and relentlessly hard on herself, at other times brave and compassionate and emotional. I have also loved watching her develop a sense of humor over time. There are so many things I like about her.
When I first started writing Four, he instantly became far more than I thought he would be, with an endless supply of secrets and a history that became more and more complicated as the story went on. I would say more but I’m not going to talk about the third book much— ask me again in October.
Those are sort of lame answers, though, so let’s go with favorite side characters, shall we? They change from book to book.
After book 1, my favorite side character was Tris’s mom.
After book 2, it was Peter. (Or Christina? Or Evelyn?)
And after book 3, it’s Caleb.
(ETA: Also, don’t take that to mean that none of these characters do awful things…because I still end up liking characters even if they do awful things, as long as those awful things come from a complicated place rather than a simplistic one.)
So I’ll just leave you with that.
(How about you?)