I have been following the Divergent series for a long time and I was so excited to finally get a copy of Four. I’m sure many of you have heard, read, or watched the Divergent series. It follows the adventure of the heroine, Tris Prior, whose life is intertwined with the mysterious Four. The fourth book of the series goes through the Divergent experience through Four or Tobias Eaton’s, eyes. I highly recommend if you have not finished reading the series to do so before reading Four.
In the novel Four by Veronica Roth, we find out what really happened between Marcus Eaton and Tobias Eaton. We see what caused Tobias to choose Dauntless as his faction and new home. Veronica shows us Four’s true feelings about Tris Prior. We also find out about the old rivalry between Four and Eric. The book bounces from major events in Four’s life. We see his childhood, his life as an initiate at Dauntless, and his personal undercover mission to see what the Erudite want with the Dauntless. Many of these events are already known or assumed by the readers of Divergent but it is awesome to know what actually happens. But the most interesting part that I didn’t think about and almost forgot about was when Tobias meet his mother again for the first time. It was interesting to see his reaction to actually having a mom who has just been hiding in the Factionless.
I think this book was a really fun and it was quick read. I finished it in 5 days. It is not my favorite Divergent book because it was just revisiting major events and you basicay knew what is happening and what will happen but it was a great novel to get lost in. To revisit the world Veronica Roth created but in Tobias’ perspective was interesting. If you liked the Divergent series and haven’t read Four yet you should definitely read it.
-Erika T., 8th grade