Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Four: A Divergent Collection

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the perspective 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.

My thoughts:
These four stories were quick reads and helped flesh out Tobias and where he had come from.  Having read the other books most readers already know that his father was abusive, but I did wonder about how his mother had disappeared and why he had thought she was dead.  All that comes to light along with how he made his decision to be in Dauntless and what about his testing made him believe he was Divergent.  I liked how the initiation into Dauntless was not the competition it had become as of the time that Tris made her choice to join and you could see the changes that came into place prior to the beginning of the trilogy that made the future events possible.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062345219
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/8/2014
  • Series: Divergent Series
  • Pages: 304

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