Author Veronica Roth writes on her blog that she has spoken to Neil Burger, the director of the adaptation of her book Divergent  (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books) and now feels her work is in “good good hands” because, “Neil knew the books remarkably well, and asked some amazing questions about the world and the story, and generally demonstrated tremendous respect for the books and for my answers.”

Roth says she is also confident in the casting choices Burger will make. Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Descendants) is currently in talks to play the 16-year-old lead. Entertainment Weekly writes why this is good news.

Meanwhile, Roth is hard at work on the final novel in the trilogy, which does not yet have a title, to be released sometime in the fall of 2013. The second book in the series, Insurgent, came out in May.

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