Teen Review: “Four” by Veronica Roth
We have come to know and love Four, the Dauntless member from “Divergent,” but these stories show the reader a much different side of him than we know. Four wasn’t always the strong, fearless character we see in Tris’ eyes. The story starts with Four being Tobias, the scared, ignored, scrawny kid of Marcus Eaton. At the last moment, he can’t take his life in Abnegation and chooses the faction that will make him stronger. He will never be at the mercy of Marcus again. He is the first Abnegation transfer to Dauntless in decades, but he shows them all that he belongs there and gains his new name. It is unheard of to have only four fears. Like Tris, Four works hard and becomes the best. Though he slowly adjusts to the Dauntless life and builds new friendships, he still, to my surprise, remains quite Stiff-like (Abnegation-like). But despite Four’s escape from his father, he finds himself presented with the new danger of Erudite and the new Dauntless they are creating with more mindlessly brutal members. This book was a nice addition to the Divergent series. It gave me a good look into the mind of Four and set up the plot for his adventures with Tris.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17