[REVIEW] Four (Veronica Roth)

By: Veronica Roth
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Earlier this year I blew through the Divergent Series (book 1 review & series review). This week at the library I happened upon Four, otherwise known as the short stories that make up the backstory of Tobias Eaton. I had heard these existed but I was excited to find The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor all packaged together in one book. This version also includes 3 additional chapters told from Tobias’ perspective: First Jumper – Tris; Careful, Tris; and You Look Good, Tris.

It had been a few months since I read the trilogy so I felt like my eagerness had wained a little bit. Once again, I blew through this book in less than a day. Granted, it’s only 309 pages but I was sucked right back into the story. Unlike Allegiant (3rd book) where I had a hard time reading from Four’s perspective, I flowed through this book very easily.

If you’ve ever wanted to know Four’s backstory, how he got those awesome tattoos, and what he really thought when he met Tris, you will want to read this book. Dare I say, you NEED to read this book. You will also learn about Amar’s death, why Four just happened to be nearby when Peter attacked Tris, how Four knows that his mother is still alive…


I didn’t think I would like reading back through a story when I already knew how it ended, but I loved how the author answered questions that I didn’t even know I had. She blends the story together so beautifully that before I even realized what’s going on, I’m like, “oh, so that’s how that happened” and “that’s why he did that.”

If nothing else, this book will hold you over until Insurgent is released in theaters next March (2015). It’s filming now. I sure wish we could get some video teasers, photos, something.

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