Several years back I read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I absolutely loved the first book. I enjoyed the others as well, though not quite as much as the first. But one thing in particular I did enjoy about the last book, is that it included passages from the point of view of Four. And so, when I decided to focus first on books I already own when choosing books for the 2019 Reading Challenge, I found I could use Four, by Veronica Roth for prompt #22 on the ATY challenge, a book with a number in the title or on the cover.
Four is a collection of five short stories told from the perspective of Tobias Eaton, introduced in Divergent by the name Four. The stories included in this collection are “Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene,” “The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” “The Son,” and “The Traitor.” In these stories, we get to see how Tobias came to be a part of the Dauntless faction and his meeting Tris for the first time.
After having read the Divergent trilogy, I really enjoyed this look into Four’s life. This is a short book, so it reads quick. It is a lot of fun to read. It’s been awhile since I read the original series, and reading this book made me want to revisit it.
Four is a great companion book to the original series. If you have read and enjoyed the other books, I would definitely recommend this one as well. I would say though, if you haven’t read the whole series yet, I’d read that first. This collection of stories will definitely spoil parts of the main series if you read it first.