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Four: A Divergent Story Collection

(Divergent #0.1-0.4)

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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
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
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hayden The state of this book being "good" depends on your personal tastes. It is very similar to DIVERGENT in both writing style and plot development. To me…moreThe state of this book being "good" depends on your personal tastes. It is very similar to DIVERGENT in both writing style and plot development. To me personally, the stories felt a bit unnecessary because of how similar they were to Tris's initiation and such, but if you're a hardcore fan of the series and you love Four, it's a fun read.(less)
BooksAmL no they do not, but if you want to read this one read divergent you will understand more....this one is from four point of view and a little more abou…moreno they do not, but if you want to read this one read divergent you will understand more....this one is from four point of view and a little more about his life.(less)
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)

Because no. Just no.


No more novellas. No more telling the story from a different character's perspective. No more "where are they now" (or "where were they before"). NO MORE!

EDIT: I'm a mom to a teen (as of today - waaaaaaaah). Whining on my review of how I'm a "big meanie" or how I "just don't get it" is something I hear on the regular, so save your breath. This is MY review and MY opinion - if you're a Roth superfan go p
Miranda Reads
Overwhelmingly underwhelming.

And that is as about as positive as I can get.

It felt more like the author was frantically filling in plot holes rather than writing something new.

The Transfer - Was this one reallllly necessary???

From the main books, we already know that Four picked Dauntless because he wanted to escape his abusive father.

And this short story....told exactly that. I suppose, it was just a really, really drawn out version... but still. Felt like a waste of page space.

Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh how I've missed the Divergent universe and all of its characters!


Four, Tris, Zeke, Shauna, Uriaha, Christina, Marlene and Lynn. If it's one thing Veronica Roth is the master of, it's creating realistic and likeable characters that you'll end up caring for. (view spoiler).


Four: A Divergent Collection includes four short stories, all told from Tobias POV, and three exclusive scenes from Divergent.

The short stories:

Four: The Transer
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”I don’t care what she says – this isn’t a safe room. There are no safe rooms, no safe truths, no safe secrets to tell.”

I was always intrigued by Four and his history before he became a Dauntless, so when I found this little gem in the YA section of my library I actually let out a little squeal. Apparently it was loud enough to cause a few raised eyebrows and disapproving looks, but hey this girl here just couldn’t contain herself. XD In my defence: It’s rare to find a book you wanted to read fo
Apr 02, 2014 marked it as to-read







This is going to be my face until the book is released:

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this short book about Four (Tobias).

The book explores his early life with his father and the reasons he picked Dauntless as his faction. It tells of the different trials and tribulations he went through in the first couple of years.

Then is tells of his first meeting of Tris. I was glad they added that little tidbit in there. Especially after reading the last book in the trilogy. But nothing will ever be the same in this world. No matter how many time
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really really enjoyed this! I am beginning to think I end up liking Novella collections more than the actual series they belong to
Roshni Ajmal
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die Hard Divergent fans
And i fell in love with Four all over again

Reading Four made me feel this weird feeling, That feeling you get when you watch your old photos or videos like. I was not prepared for this.

There is nothing new.... Its more like behind the scenes. We get know that what Four was up to all along. like. how he discovered about the attack on abnegation. It was good that it was not divergent all over again.

We get to see his friendships with Zeak, Shauna and others. and his Hateship with Eric too.

Four is o
hahaha kelly's review for this cracks me up.

and i totally agree with the fact that sometimes when something is over, you just have to let it be over. make a clean break. but i am, in many ways, a completist. i have seen all the movies in the saw franchise, i keep getting wicked excited every time i see there is a new newsflesh short story available, just when i thought i would never get to revisit that world, and i will read any and all retellings of wuthering heights, no matter how dreadful.

Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novellas
I just love Four so much, seriously, my love for him is ENDLESS. I soaked this goodness right up and I couldn't help this surge of devastation and sadness as I closed the book one final time. It made me want to jump up and re-read Divergent immediately (Divergent only, reading the other two would be much too painful), and it made me realize how much I love Tris and Four's relationship as well. Aaaannd then of course there's Veronica Roth's beautiful writing.

Just, so much love.
mmmm that cover
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“That's what I really want - to shed all the people who want to form and shape me, one by one, and learn instead to form and shape myself.”

4.5 out of 5

I had a great time with this collection of Divergent short stories. Reading about this universe from Four's POV was really fascinating. It was nice to get to see what he thought in those situations. Of course, I already knew a lot of what was going to happen so there were not too many surprises in this book. I just really loved reading scenes with
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't help sobbing right now because I just realized that I've read about everything Divergent as of now. I can always re-read the books and novellas but I'm not ever going to read about Tris or Tobias in new adventures. I've loved this characters for so long. I've cherished them for so long. They both hold a place in my heart. It's been a year since I read Allegiant and I'm still sad and stunned about it. With these novellas a chapter just closed, I think.

Tobias is one of the most incredible
Oct 19, 2013 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Fans of the Divergent book series (not the movie) and fans of Tobias
Wait. We can have ALL FOUR short stories in Tobia's POV. ALL IN ONE???!!! I think I'm going to die. No wait... Buy the book, read it, love it then die.
That ferris wheel.
Well. I bought the book. I'm gonna die soon.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-dystopian
It should come as no suprise that I rated this book as a 5. I have always dubbed Four as my fictional husband will always continue to do so.

I loved this entire book and devoured it within hours. I loved learning about Four's past and how he came to be Dauntless and even meeting Tris.

There's not much else to say really. I don't want to spoil the Divergent trilogy for anyone who hasn't read it. I will say you have to read it though! It's one of my favorite series, ever!!

All I gotta say is- MORE F
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first reaction to the book.....


While I was reading.....


After reading.....


Yup that sums it up.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I know.

I know what you’re thinking: 3 stars? Really, Stepheny? You? The psychotic Divergent fangirl that turns into a squealing 13 year old every time Four’s name is even mentioned? You’re only giving this 3 stars?


I had to show some extreme self-control in this rating. Part of me wants to give it 5 stars just because. The logical side of me that is trying to look at things objectively says otherwise.

Here are the facts: this book gives us little to no new information. The little bit
Natalie Monroe
"I look down at her. She has that side, too, she must have it. I saw the way she looked when she beat Molly, like she was going to keep going whether her opponent was unconscious or not. Maybe she and I are the same. "

You are, Four, just not in the way you think.

We all remember the disaster that is Allegiant. Tris and Four's voice are totally indistinguishable. Reading a novella entirely in his POV has made me all the more sure.

I don't think it's Roth being unable to write a believable mal
Mariah Roze
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It had been an long time since I read the Divergent series, so it is nice getting back into it :)

When reading the Initiate these were the thoughts that were going through my mind. "I really enjoyed this part of the book, Four by Veronica Roth. I do wish there was more development in the extra characters in the story. I wish I knew their histories and backgrounds more, but I understand that Four was an introvert and didn't interact with them much, so it makes since that he wouldn't know this info
carolina ☾
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-e, dystopia
" Maybe she and I are the same."


This books wrecks every little part of me.
I had forgotten how much i loved Tobias Eaton.It's amazing to get to seeDivergent through Tobias' point of view.His fear landescape, his initiation as a Dauntless...
And the way he thought about Tris as "her" like there was no other.
"For some reason, my first thought is her, her wide eyes staring at me from the recesses of my memory."

"In that moment I’m able to accept the inevitability o
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great stories. It was nice to read stories from 4's perspective. The only reason I could not give this 5 stars is because, in Roth's own acknowledgment page, her writing is better through Tris' voice.

Anybody who has read Divergent would know why 4 needed to leave the Abnegation, his trials through Dauntless, to making becoming the legend that is 4. The second, third and fourth story add to work well along side the Divergent book. They show 4's own investigation into the Dauntless conspiracy.

Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)

I think I enjoyed this more than the Divergent trilogy!
I always loved Tobias Eaton "Four" in the Divergent series and I always wanted his story. How did I not know this existed? I know, I'm really late to the party but I'm here now, that's what matters right? I really enjoyed reading this and I absolutely love having his POV it was great being inside his head.

[0.1] The Transfer ★★★★
I have to get out.

“You’re the one who has to live with your choice. Everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.”

It wa
Emma Giordano
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I finished Allegiant, I needed more divergent. But now I need more Four! I LOVED reading this, out of all of my booktubeathon reads so far, this was my favorite. It took me a while to get into divergent at first, so I didn't have high expectations for starting Four, but it was absolutely phenomenal. I only have one complaint: IT WAS WAY TOO SHORT! :) ...more
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Written in four's point of view,
Which of course I knew,
I read it in a day,
There is nothing much to say.

Just FOUR lines for this
Thank you!!
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
I loved seeing Four's journey to divergent. It was great and made me love him so much more ...more
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 The truth about this is that it is not worth it. I'm sorry. Truth sucks, I know. If you're a fan, go read it! You'll love it.

It's a good move, yhea. -People liked this Divergent thing, the movie made it good enough, lets do some Four-shit thing because we love money. Yes. - It is actually a good move. It doesn't change the fact that it is shit.

The only good thing: Four's friendship with Zeke and Shauna.

There it is that's all I got.

At the end of the day Roth can't go worst than Allegiant. S
- ̗̀meg ̖́-
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Actual rating: 4.5 stars I forgot just how much I loved Veronica Roth's writing. This book had been on my tbr pile for months and I'm annoyed at myself for not picking it up sooner. I think that I enjoyed the earlier stories the best (although I do love Tris), the end story and scenes were just extracts of Divergent written from a different PoV. It was awesome to read about Four's character development - he seems like a completely different person in the first story. We, of course, alr
Patrick Salazar
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really wish I didn't read this book in less than 24 hours. I can't believe the series is really over. So sad its over. Reading about Four's point of view in situations and his life brought so many feels and his first encounter with Tris... OMG THE FEELS. Amazing book. ...more
Eliza Rapsodia
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans de Four ♥
Recommended to Eliza by: Internet?


I ended up reading this because I wanted an easy and entertaning read. And because of Four. I mean he was the only thing I could save of Titanic-vergent: a disaster of epic proportions.

In this book we can read four (like the number) short stories and two scenes about TOBIAS EATON aka Four. We can read why he chose Dauntless, how he got his nickname and his badass full back tattoo and how we became the iniciates instructor. And also we can see when he meets Tris (DESTRUCTRIS
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Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection), the Carve the Mark duology (Carve the Mark, the Fates Divide), The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction, and many short stories and essays. Her first book for adult audiences, Chosen Ones, is out now. She lives in Chicago.

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