Four

Four

A Divergent Collection

Book - 2014
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A collection of four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view, that follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions, and the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.
Publisher: New York, New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062345219
0062345214
9780062353023
Branch Call Number: / SF ROTH VERONIC
Characteristics: xiv, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 4 : a Divergent collection

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blobmistro
Mar 25, 2017

If you have read the Divergent series and loved it than you should read Four because it gives you parts of the first book and before the first book from Four's perspective.

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darcyhudjik
Mar 08, 2017

This book supplies missing details from the series.

DBRL_KrisA Nov 26, 2016

Recommended for: those who have already read the Divergent trilogy, or at least the first book. These stories assume a familiarity with the various factions, and other information you discover in the trilogy. Also, there are definitely spoilers for the original series in this book.

The four short stories that make up the majority of this volume are a prequel of sorts for the Divergent trilogy, telling some of the back story for Four. Roth writes in the introduction that she had initially intended to write the series from the point of view of Four, but it wasn't until she switched to Tris's POV that the writing began to flow. Nevertheless, these four stories are a good insight into what makes Four the man he is, and give the reader more information on the Dauntless faction and some of the other Dauntless characters from the trilogy. A really great addition to the original series, but not necessary reading to understand the plot of the trilogy.

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susan_findlay
Aug 05, 2016

Quick enjoyable read that explores Tobias' history before Divergent starts (first three stories) and revisits a time toward the end of Divergent to reveal a little more information about those events. While Tobias' life was certainly no walk in the park, this book provides a bit of relief from the severe darkness of the main trilogy (from late Divergent onward), and it was nice to revisit a few of the happier scenes.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 27, 2016

This is a backstory of Four/Tobias' life, before he joined Dauntless and met Tris. Obviously, the struggles and hardships he faced are narrated in this book, through his perspective. his is a behind the scenes collection of important parts in his life: initiation, choosing, and more. I, personally, found that this did not meet my standards, for I had already pictured how Four's life was after reading the trilogy. But for those who prefer reading over dreaming, this would be a good narrative or standard of what his life was like. Definitely, readers should invest time in this if they liked the Trilogy or the movies. 4/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Ldivergent_4_6
Jul 20, 2016

Wow!!! I loved the book! Everyone who has read the trilogy has to read this!

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YH123
Jul 09, 2016

It was so nice to find what Tobias thought of everything and how he handles it.

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fatimax
Jun 24, 2016

I loved this book. Definitely my favorite, even out of the trilogy.

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

Its cool seeing Tobias' perspective of the story and about his background.

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LWatson24
Jun 20, 2016

AMAZING book. I like the change of perspective and it really hooks you in. But it is too short, I finished it in less than a day.

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RadReader25
Aug 22, 2015

And what I've told her is so vague as to be negligible, because I have a problem with specificity.

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RadReader25
Aug 22, 2015

...the acknowledgement that life can and should be lived without fear.

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RadReader25
Aug 22, 2015

...in Abnegation I would go over to her house for dinner with her family if I was interested in her, I would find out what volunteering project she was working on and insinuate myself into it.

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rachel1127
Aug 13, 2015

"Fear doesn't shut you down. It wakes you up."

-Four (Tobias Eaton)

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

“I'll have to keep looking for more of them, more brief moments of freedom in a world that refuses to allow it.”

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

"One Choice, Breaks free of his past

One Choice, Embraces his future

One Choice, Exposes the dangers

One Choice, Changes him- forever

One Choice will free him”

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

“The ability to think isn't exclusive to erudite”

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

“I want some kind of reminder that while wounds heal, they don't disappear forever- I carry them everywhere, always, and that is the way of things, the way of scars.”

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

“I stopped allowing myself to dream, because it was more painful to long for things and never get them than to deal with whatever was in front of me.”

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Reeana
Jul 07, 2015

“Dead people can be our heroes because they cant disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them.”

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rachel1127
Aug 12, 2015

This book explains the life story of Tobias Eaton (From Divergent) in first person perspective. It explains why he first chose Dauntless and how well he managed during and after initiation-now called Four, he considers his transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless a fresh beginning, a new life. This book includes certain scenes from Divergent with Beatrice Prior.

whitefalcon17 Sep 03, 2014

Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.
bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.

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jhonnyappleseed2
Sep 15, 2014

Other: There are one or two times where Tobias gets drunk.

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