Author: Veronica Roth
Series: The Divergent
Genres: YA, Science-Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, Adventure, Short Stories
Published: July 8th, 2014
Read: December 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins
Purchase Location: WHSmith, Liverpool
Goodreads Summary: Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014. Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life. The first three pieces in this volume – "The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son" – follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior. Exclusive scenes included!
As a huge Divergent fan and an even bigger Tobias Eaton fan, this book was absolute perfection. Re-reading the first few romantic events between Tris and Four in Four's point of view was something I didn't know I needed, but actually really did. I mean it's something to read about feelings and relationships from a girl's point of view, but to see that the guy has the exact same feelings and can't control himself is so much better.
The first few stories were events before the Divergent series started. This means we get to know Tobias before he was dauntless and it was really great to read about his background. I never liked his father and reading this book just reminded me of how big of an ass he was. What father misstreats his son for being different, divergent. It's so sad that this manipulative person didn't treat Tobias right, but in public was a very respected person. So messed up!
I definitely recommend you to read this book if you've read the Divergent series. If you haven't read the trilogy, you won't really understand a lot about the importance of these chapters.