This wouldn’t be the first time you hear the names of Divergent and The Hunger Games taken together in a sentence.

Now, Veronica Roth has addressed the comparisons between the two YA dystopian franchises with HuffPost Live, calling it “scary simply because those books have done an incredible, amazing thing.”

She admits that it is “formidable” but hopes that people recognize that it is a distinct work.

But while she’s wary of the comparison, she’s appreciative of how it’s benefited her own work, pointing out that “it’s also helped the books and the movie to find an audience, in a really wonderful way.”

Watch the video interview here.

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