These are definitely the best short stories I've read. Most authors just seem to be writing these for extra cash in their pocket, but [a:Lauren Oliver|2936493|Lauren Oliver|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1291156327p2/2936493.jpg] has put just as much heart and soul into these stories and characters as she has her books.
On top of that, they all have a purpose. There is actually information in these stories. Not just random happenings like in most that you are seeing lately.