After I got over the outrageously priced set of novellas associated with the Divergent
series (Honestly, I paid $1.99 for a 34 page book? I'm pathetic.), I managed to enjoy Four: The Transfer
. I loved the behind-the-scenes insight into Four's difficult decision at the Choosing Ceremony and first days as a member of Dauntless. His elaborate backstory made me fall in love with him all over again. Back up ladies, he's mine.
His weak, vulnerable nature surfaces in this companion novel, but doesn't appear in any later books in the series. For once, we are privy to his deepest dreams, aspirations, fears, and insecurities. I really enjoyed being exposed to a completely different side of Four; while he may come across as an impenetrable wall in the remainder of the series, no one can realistically uphold such a pretense for his/her entire life. Readers were exposed to a more human side of Four that was easy to relate to.
I fully suport Roth's decision to write a set of four books that focus solely on Four (how ironic). After falling in love with this installment, I can't wait to see what's in store in the remaining books. Let's just say that I've already been suckered into preordering the remaining three books in the collection for $1.99 each. That would be desperation. Now, if only I could find a way to pass the time between now and July, when the remaining books will be released...