Friday, September 27, 2013

The Transfer

The Transfer: A Divergent Story
by Veronica Roth

Genre: Short Story/Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis: More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.
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Review: This was an interesting quick read (think 15 minutes) that gave a little more background into Four and why he transferred into Dauntless.  We heard about his issues with his father in Divergent and Insurgent but this gives a first hand view of his father's cruelty.  This short story also gives a little bit of insight into Eric, one of the leaders of Dauntless who I really didn't like.  I was left wanting to read more about Four at the end of this short story and there are other short stories told from Four's perspective.  I read this story because my library had purchased the ebook of it and I was curious.  Don't go out of your way to get it.  It's interesting but not necessary for understanding more about the Divergent series.  I'm having a really hard time rating this because it was really just a chapter from a larger book.

Rating: 3 stars

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