Get excited! Harper Teen has announced the first of FOUR new short stories which will be told from Four’s point of view. The first one is titled “The Transfer” and will be available in eBook format on September 24th! No word on what the rest of the stories will be titled, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do! Click on the image below to visit Harper Teen’s page on the story.
Veronica Roth also posted about this big new on her blog. Here’s what she had to say:
I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO TELL YOU GUYS THIS FOR MONTHS.Short version: there are going to be Divergent e-shorts!Four of them!And they will be about…drumroll, please…Four!
(See what I did there?)
And the first one will be out on September 24th!
Long version: when my publisher approached me hoping that I would be able to write some extra Divergent content from them, I considered a few options for what I might write about, or whose perspective I might choose. Over time it became clear to me that the character I was most interested in exploring further was Four. Two reasons: first, I know his perspective is the one a lot of you are interested in reading (I get asked if I’m going to write anything else from his perspective all the time!), and hey, you’re my readers and I like to write things you want to read; second, I was excited by the idea of expanding my own understanding of him, the way I did when I rewrote the knife-throwing scene from his perspective for the Free Four e-short.For me, Four has never just been Tris’s love interest or a way for sexual tension to enter the story. He has always been a whole person with a history that affects him (and Tris) in significant ways, and a co-mover of the plot along with Tris. These stories are helping me to delve into his character in a way I never have before, and to build up parts of the world that Tris never experienced due to her limited perspective. Interestingly enough, they also affected the content of Allegiant, giving me more to draw from—awesome, right?These stories will be longer than Free Four (Four’s retelling of the knife-throwing scene, which was only thirteen pages), and the first one will be out on September 24th. You can learn more official info here, too. And of course, I’ll keep you informed of the other stories as information becomes available, too.