March 9, 2013

Review: Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.1)

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.1) by Veronica Roth
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2012
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Book Description:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal Divergent scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four's character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.

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I know it’s probably silly to review such a short story, but I can’t help it. Divergent by Veronica Roth was one of my all-time favorite books so being able to read a scene from Four’s perspective is beyond awesome, especially when that scene is one of my favorites in the book. Outside of Tris, Four is probably my favorite fictional character ever. 

He’s strong not just physically, but mentally and he’s got the quiet determination that I love. The knife throwing scene was one of my favorites and being able to get into Four’s head and see what he was thinking was a definite highlight for me. He’s so stoic in Divergent and even though it’s clear to the reader why he does some of the things he does it’s nice to have the insight of his thoughts.

I cannot wait for the third book in this series so we can find out what with Four and Tris and the different factions that are now pretty much blow apart. I also hope we get another peak into Four’s head so we can learn more about him and what he thinks about what’s going on. I love reading from Tris’s perspective, but it’s a rare treat to get to know Four better!

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Author Bio:

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, which doesn't have a title yet, will come out in Fall 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

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