Posted by Cassandra T. in Book Reviews, Divergent on September 8, 2013
Attention to all Divergent fans!!! If you don’t know already, Veronica Roth just released a new novella from the Divergent series earlier this week! Called The Transfer: A Divergent Story, it is the first of four novellas that explores the world of Divergent through Four’s perspective.
The Transfer tells the story of Four’s past, his Choosing Day and initiation, and how he got the nickname Four. It’s a refreshing change to get into Four’s head and understand his thoughts and motivations, as the Divergent trilogy is told solely in Tris’ perspective. Hence, until now, very little was known about Four’s personality and character, other than him being a strong and charismatic leader.
It really broke my heart when I read about the abuse Four suffered at the hands of his father. Even though it’s something that was already revealed in Divergent, having it told through his point-of-view really makes the pain all the more heartfelt.
Basically, this was my reaction to Four’s dad after reading about the abuse he dished out:
Through The Transfer, I also see the similarities between Four and Tris, allowing me to better understand the connection between the two of them. One such example is the change of names that both of them wanted, in order to help them “start over” in their new faction.
Sadly, the story ended all too soon! I was eagerly flipping the pages of my Kindle, devouring every word and when things got exciting the novella ended =( Even though it’s short, The Transfer is definitely a must-read for Divergent fans! Plus, it helps to pass time while waiting for the release of Allegiant!
The Transfer is currently available only via e-book and audio.