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Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014. Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part ofFans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014. Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life. The first three pieces in this volume – "The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son" – follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior. Exclusive scenes included!...

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Four: A Divergent Collection Reviews

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2019-05-20 16:57

    Because no. Just no. FOR GOD'S SAKE WHEN A SERIES IS DONE JUST LET IT BE F-ING DONE!!!!!!!No more novellas. No more telling the story from a different character's perspective. No more "where are they now" (or "where were they before"). NO MORE!EDIT: I'm a mom to a teen (as of today - waaaaaaaah). Whining on my review of how I'm a "big meanie" or how I "just don't get it" is something I hear on the regular, so save your breath. This is MY review and MY opinion - if you're a Roth superfan go post your own review. I cross my heart I won't come spam it.EDIT #2: WARNING THE COMMENTS GET ALL SPOILERY, SO ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK : )

  • Natalie (Never trust a duck)
    2019-04-22 09:19

    The fact that this is a thing makes me so happy. And yes, this is Theo James.

  • Raeleen Lemay
    2019-04-21 12:52

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS.It was really fun to get into Four's head 2 years before he even meets Tris, because you get to see a different side of him. You get to see the scared boy from Abnegation struggling to break free from his faction and abusive father, and you see him grow into the man he is by the time Divergent begins. There was plenty of foreshadowing to the other books in the trilogy as well, which I loved. It was also nice but somewhat sad to see some of the characters that maybe didn't make it to book 3.

  • Diana
    2019-05-21 16:02

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY! This is going to be my face until the book is released:

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-05-12 17:09

    I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this short book about Four (Tobias). The book explores his early life with his father and the reasons he picked Dauntless as his faction. It tells of the different trials and tribulations he went through in the first couple of years. Then is tells of his first meeting of Tris. I was glad they added that little tidbit in there. Especially after reading the last book in the trilogy. But nothing will ever be the same in this world. No matter how many times you read these books, they will always end the same unless you want to write some fanfiction and change it =) Overall, a great little book! ♥

  • Maureen
    2019-04-30 16:01

    I really really enjoyed this! I am beginning to think I end up liking Novella collections more than the actual series they belong to

  • Ida
    2019-05-15 11:59

    Oh how I´ve missed the Divergent universe and all of its characters! Four, Tris, Zeke, Shauna, Uriaha, Christina, Marlene and Lynn. If it´s one thing Veronica Roth is the master of, it´s creating realistic and likeable characters that you´ll end up caring for. (view spoiler)[ And then taking them away one by one!(hide spoiler)]. Four: A Divergent Collection includes four short stories, all told from Tobias POV, and three exclusive scenes from Divergent.The short stories: Four: The Transer⭐⭐⭐⭐ You can read my full review: hereThe transfer follows Tobias from the day of his aptitude test, though his Choosing day and until the moment he´s given his infamous nickname- Four. It gives you a better understanding of the choice he made, and why he chose dauntless as apposed to any of the other factions.Four: The Initiate⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You can read my full review: hereThe Initiate follows Four through a series of events, like his first time drinking, getting his first tattoo, making friends, training and fighting. You also get more insight in some of the characters that appear in the Divergent series, like Amar, Zeke and Shauna.Four: The Son⭐⭐⭐⭐ You can read my full review: hereThe Son follows Four as he struggles to find his place in the hierarchy of Dauntless. We see him train for a leadership position mentioned in Divergent, and why he really made the choice of becoming an instructor instead.Four: The Traitor⭐⭐⭐⭐ You can read my full review: hereThe Traitor follows Tobias as he struggles with revelations from the previous stories, as well as some new information, while he´s getting to know Tris Prior. The exclusive scenes: First jumper - Tris I´m so happy Veronica included this in the book, as it´s one of the scenes I really wanted to read from Fours POV. This way, they’ll remember her, not for the gray she wears but for her first act of bravery. Or insanity. Sometimes they’re the same thing. Careful, Tris “Were you a transfer too?” “I thought I would only have trouble with the Candor asking too many questions,” I say. “Now I’ve got Stiffs, too?” “It must be because you’re so approachable. You know. Like a bed of nails.” “Careful, Tris,” You look good, Tris “You look good, Tris,” I say, because I’m not sure she knows it, and she should.One thing I know: For helping me forget how awful the world is, I prefer her to alcohol.If you´re a fan of Divergent, you´ll probably like this book. If you´re not a fan, then you´ll probably find it unnecessary as it doesn´t really offer any new information. If you haven´t read Divergent yet, just do it! They areAMAZING !["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • RoshniAjmal
    2019-05-21 17:04

    And i fell in love with Four all over againReading Four made me feel this weird feeling, That feeling you get when you watch your old photos or videos like. I was not prepared for this.There is nothing new.... Its more like behind the scenes. We get know that what Four was up to all along. like. how he discovered about the attack on abnegation. It was good that it was not divergent all over again.We get to see his friendships with Zeak, Shauna and others. and his Hateship with Eric too.Four is one of my favourite character of all time. (forgetting the fact that allegiant ever happened). I loved him in divergent and same for this one. I got the same old feeling of liking him. In Allegiant Four's voice was too similar to Tris's and I disliked it. But here Four's voice sounded orignal. It really felt like it was HIM speaking. When i read divergent i felt that i was right there in the dauntless sector. This one also has that power to make you feel you are present right there. Last three scenes from Fours POV were the best parts of this book.First Jumper—TrisCareful —TrisYou look good—TrisWhen i closed this book all submerged feelings of Divergent came back on the surface all over again.Fav Quote :“One thing I know: For helping me forget how awful the world is, I prefer her to alcohol.” — FourBecause it was the last line of book and i had this big giant smile on my face. If you loved Four like i did then read it. If you didn't then leave it.I will leave you with these gif.------------------I swear i didnt wanted to read anything from Veronica Roth. But common how can i resist these quotes and our good old Four. AHhhhhh

  • karen
    2019-04-25 16:51

    hahaha kelly's review for this cracks me up. and i totally agree with the fact that sometimes when something is over, you just have to let it be over. make a clean break. but i am, in many ways, a completist. i have seen all the movies in the saw franchise, i keep getting wicked excited every time i see there is a new newsflesh short story available, just when i thought i would never get to revisit that world, and i will read any and all retellings of wuthering heights, no matter how i get the impulse that leads to the perpetuation of a series, even when it might not be "necessary" in terms of addressing unanswered questions or filling in any timelines. because this one isn't, really, except for giving fourgasms to the fangirls:i thought it was interesting when roth made the move in Allegiant from tris-centric narration to a tris-and-four split-narrative. it was intriguing to get another perspective to the events, and to gain insight into four's mind, rather than just seeing all of his actions through tris' eyes. and, well, obviously there was more of a structural need to give him a voice in that third book. this collection reads like a bunch of "what-if" writing exercises. what if we'd had four's voice all along? what if this scene had been seen through his eyes in Divergent? what if we knew his motivations from the very beginning? these stories end up being fun without being particularly illuminating. we get more reasons to hate eric and marcus, we get a little more texture to four's relationship with evelyn, and we get a little more uriah ♥. but honestly, part of what made four compelling as a character was his secrecy. he was enigmatic, troubled, hard to predict. his POV in Allegiant was compelling for the novelty of it, but it took some of his power away as a character, because his weaknesses were more exposed. sure, it was humanizing, but sometimes it's better not to know all the dopey-moony things your tall dark and handsome is thinking, yeah? but, overall i enjoyed it - i did like the details and the dovetailing it did with the things that were already known to readers, and in the bound (non-digital) edition, there are an additional three scenes after the four four novellas, which is even MOAR FOUR for your buck.thanks to greg for buying me a book about FOUR!!!

  • Sarah
    2019-05-08 13:56

    Four: A Divergent Story Collection contains all of the following short stories:1. The Transfer: A Divergent Story2. The Initiate: A Divergent Story3. The Son: A Divergent Story4. The Traitor: A Divergent Story

  • Alexa
    2019-04-21 13:18

    I just love Four so much, seriously, my love for him is ENDLESS. I soaked this goodness right up and I couldn't help this surge of devastation and sadness as I closed the book one final time. It made me want to jump up and re-read Divergent immediately (Divergent only, reading the other two would be much too painful), and it made me realize how much I love Tris and Four's relationship as well. Aaaannd then of course there's Veronica Roth's beautiful writing.Just, so much love.___mmmm that coverme likey.___SO EXCITED FOR THIS FOUR MY BABY

  • Kai
    2019-05-18 15:02

    “That's what I really want - to shed all the people who want to form and shape me, one by one, and learn instead to form and shape myself.”4.5 out of 5I had a great time with this collection of Divergent short stories. Reading about this universe from Four's POV was really fascinating. It was nice to get to see what he thought in those situations. Of course, I already knew a lot of what was going to happen so there were not too many surprises in this book. I just really loved reading scenes with Four and Tris in particular.Apart from that I can't get enough from Veronica Roth. She should consider writing faster, cause I'm desperate for more. Veronica is seriously one of the most amazing writes in YA today.Find more of my books on Instagram

  • Heather 'Bookables'
    2019-05-02 14:09

    It should come as no suprise that I rated this book as a 5. I have always dubbed Four as my fictional husband will always continue to do so.I loved this entire book and devoured it within hours. I loved learning about Four's past and how he came to be Dauntless and even meeting Tris.There's not much else to say really. I don't want to spoil the Divergent trilogy for anyone who hasn't read it. I will say you have to read it though! It's one of my favorite series, ever!!All I gotta say is- MORE FOUR!!!!

  • Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
    2019-04-22 09:13

    Wait. We can have ALL FOUR short stories in Tobia's POV. ALL IN ONE???!!! I think I'm going to die. No wait... Buy the book, read it, love it then die.That ferris wheel.7/11/14Well. I bought the book. I'm gonna die soon.

  • Laz
    2019-04-22 14:51

    I can't help sobbing right now because I just realized that I've read about everything Divergent as of now. I can always re-read the books and novellas but I'm not ever going to read about Tris or Tobias in new adventures. I've loved this characters for so long. I've cherished them for so long. They both hold a place in my heart. It's been a year since I read Allegiant and I'm still sad and stunned about it. With these novellas a chapter just closed, I think. Tobias is one of the most incredible characters ever written. He's not just tough as nails, he's also sensitive and he's not just loving, he's caring. He is a character with a lot of shit in his past, I think we all know that. Despite that, he didn't let it pull him down. He grew past his problems and he became an amazing human being.In these novellas, we see his progress into being a human. He is hateful in the beginning, he doesn't crack a smile, he doesn't laugh, he doesn't love but we learn that in time he changes into someone with not just a past, but into someone who knows he's got a future. He is not a delusional character, he know who he is, he knows what he is and what he's about. He doesn't just stand by and watch everything go down in flames, he does something about it instead. Just like Allegiant, I loved loved loved the way Mrs. Roth presents us his mind. I love his point of view more than anything. I love his beliefs, and I love who he is and I love the fact that he is not afraid of being afraid. In the last novella, The Traitor, we see how he falls in love. How it's not just beauty that sings to him but also the personality, he falls in love out of the pure emotions that girl, Tris, triggers in him. He doesn't find her gorgeous, he finds her interesting. His first instinct isn't that of protection, he wants to push her until she breaks just so see how brave and tough she is. She is the first person he felt emotions towards to, and by that I don't mean friendly feelings. He learned to love. He and Tris learned to love each other, together. No, no, they didn't learn to love each other, they just loved each other more by loving one another. That's what it took for them to fall in love together, a brush of their hands, a gentle move.. This is love.At some point I'm going to grow so homesick of this series and I'll grab them and read them again because I just can't not love them as much as I do.

  • Natalie Monroe
    2019-05-13 15:07

    "I look down at her. She has that side, too, she must have it. I saw the way she looked when she beat Molly, like she was going to keep going whether her opponent was unconscious or not. Maybe she and I are the same. "You are, Four, just not in the way you think. We all remember the disaster that is Allegiant. Tris and Four's voice are totally indistinguishable. Reading a novella entirely in his POV has made me all the more sure. I don't think it's Roth being unable to write a believable male POV. It's a narrative problem; she is incapable of changing style. Of course, we won't know for sure until her untitled duology comes out, but it's my verdict for now. What's there to talk about in this collection of short stories? The complete and utter pointlessness. We don't learn anything about Four the original series hasn't told us. He's selfless, a Tris carbon copy, yadda, yadda, yadda. We get the Midnight Sun treatment during romantic scenes between him and Tris. I don't know if it's an Abnegation thing, but his thoughts are far too clean for an 18-year-old boy.Uber Divergent fans will gobble this collection up like cake. For the casual reader, a.k.a me, it's a waste of time.

  • Josu Grilli
    2019-05-16 16:52

    Me ha costado, de alguna manera, verme atrapado en la novela. Cuatro es una sucesión de relatos que no aportan apenas ningún dato relevante a la historia, y que no creo que se salven con el protagonista... El único motivo que tenía para leer esta novela era por él, Cuatro, pues me parecía un personaje muy interesante. Sin embargo, no creo que las historias le hagan justicia como personaje. Son historias muy simples, que sí que es verdad que arrojan ciertos datos a la historia, pero que no consiguen plantear una trama interesante. Me costaba coger el libro para leerlo, y me he tenido que obligar en ocasiones a terminar alguna de las historias.Las dos primeras son sin más, relleno. Las dos siguientes me gustaron bastante más, en especial la cuarta historia (justamente la más larga). Las tres escenas con Tris contadas desde el punto de vista de Cuatro son un contenido extra bastante... sobrante. Tampoco aportan gran cosa, aunque sí que es más interesante que las dos primeras historias.En definitiva, no son historias del todo malas, pero no aportan nada. Entretienen ligeramente aunque la trama no tenga nada interesante más que ver cómo se comportan los personajes o cómo evolucionan sus relaciones. Si eres muy fan de la saga, quizá te guste. Como dice Goodreads con esta nota: it was ok.

  • Srikari
    2019-04-26 08:58

    My first reaction to the book.....While I was reading.....After reading.....Yup that sums it up.

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2019-05-21 10:08

    This was just perfection. I couldn't be any more happy with this little skydive back into the Divergent world. I HAVE MISSED IT. I love Veronica Roth's books so, so much and Four was awesome. I mean just look at him. Isn't he so approachable?!Yes yes, of course.There's a collection of four (duh) short stories and the whole book comes to around 200-pages. SO not enough, if you want my opinion. I'm almost disappointed at how short some where. But anyway, let's break this down, shall we?Story #1: The Transfer.I loved this one the most, I think. It really showed Four when he was Tobias...basically a kicked puppy and so little and cute. OMG HE WAS SO LITTLE AND SCARED. And just his longing for a better life and absolute resignation at being beaten by Marcus. This was probably the most powerfully written one. I wish it'd been longer. My only critique is...exactly HOW did Marcus make everyone basically forget he had a son? I mean, Four would've had to go to school...and it said people just ignored him. But seriously? NO ONE took an interest in him? Even Tris, curious little Tris, never knew much about him and definitely didn't recognise his face when Divergent kicks off. So weird.Story #2: The Initiate.This is when Tobias turns into Four. It's awesome. I love getting to know a smaller Shauna and Zeke too. Back in the good ol' days when the training made sense and wasn't run by Eric. Okay, though, I have to admit, Eric wasn't scary an intimidating enough. I thought he'd have more of a rivalry going with Four, but Eric is basically in the background.Story #3: The Son.Not really sure why it's called that? Because Four has an angry dark side. He's getting all tall and strong now. (No, I'm not swooning, why do you ask?) Bashing people up. Training to be a leader. I figure these aren't spoilers because we know them from Divergent. Obviously he doesn't become a leader, and you find out why. This one is fills in some backstory about Jeanine. Story #4: The Traitor.This one is actually WHEN Divergent's happening. It includes a lot of scenes we already know from Tris' POV. I have to admit this is my least favourite. I'd already read this stuff. I was just seeing it from Four's moody POV. I love Four, don't get me wrong, but his thoughts during a situation didn't seem altogether different from Tris'. Especially going through is fear landscape. And Tris didn't seem alive and off the paper to me. Which was sad. I love Tris too. But I DO understand Four's feelings for Tris better. He was crushing on her soooo early and she never knew it. Adorable. And also: Four sucks with girls. It's hilarious. His first date with a random Dauntless girl is like 5 minutes long and I laughed a lot.All in all? PEOPLES, I FREAKING LOVE VERONICA ROTH AND FOUR AND TRIS AND DIVERGENT. I love each book and this was perfection. I wanted to give it 4-stars know, because of Four, but even though that would be hilarious: It gets five. It deserves it.

  • Stepheny
    2019-05-05 11:18

    Yes, I know.I know what you’re thinking: 3 stars? Really, Stepheny? You? The psychotic Divergent fangirl that turns into a squealing 13 year old every time Four’s name is even mentioned? You’re only giving this 3 stars? *sigh*I had to show some extreme self-control in this rating. Part of me wants to give it 5 stars just because. The logical side of me that is trying to look at things objectively says otherwise. Here are the facts: this book gives us little to no new information. The little bit of new information we get is great for a fangirl, but just ok for your every day read. I guess I was expecting some more insight into Four’s life prior to him meeting Tris. (You see what I did there, right? Right?) Anyway, we do get a couple stories that show us what his life was like and why he changed factions. But we already kind of knew it. It elaborated points already covered in the Divergent series. And it also gave us snippets of scenes from Divergent but from Four's perspective that made me giggle incessantly. If I've said it once I've said it a hundred times, Roth makes me relive my teenage awkward first love like no other author has done before her. If nothing else, this was an awesome guilty pleasure read! Sometimes you need these types of books just to fill a void you didn’t know you had.Four can fill my void anytime Wait, what? For Divergent junkies like me, you will probably love it. For people who hate the series, avoid it like the plague. For people who enjoy the series and wouldn’t mind a little indulgence- you might enjoy this as well. But just know this: there is nothing new and ground-breaking in this book. It’s strictly entertainment value.

  • carolina ☾
    2019-04-26 12:51

    " Maybe she and I are the same."VERONICA YOU'VE JUST OPENED A WOUND.This books wrecks every little part of me.I had forgotten how much i loved Tobias Eaton.It's amazing to get to seeDivergent through Tobias' point of view.His fear landescape, his initiation as a Dauntless... And the way he thought about Tris as "her" like there was no other."For some reason, my first thought is her, her wide eyes staring at me from the recesses of my memory.""In that moment I’m able to accept the inevitability of how I feel, though not with joy. I need to talk to someone. I need to trust someone. And for whatever reason, I know, I know it’s her."

  • Mariah
    2019-04-29 15:17

    It had been an long time since I read the Divergent series, so it is nice getting back into it :)When reading the Initiate these were the thoughts that were going through my mind. "I really enjoyed this part of the book, Four by Veronica Roth. I do wish there was more development in the extra characters in the story. I wish I knew their histories and backgrounds more, but I understand that Four was an introvert and didn't interact with them much, so it makes since that he wouldn't know this information about them. Also, in Divergent some people did not make the cut, some were hurt outside of the designed fights, some left to become factionless, etc. and in this book none of that happened. I wish a little bit of this would have happened just to keep it even more interesting."When reading The Son these were the thoughts going through my mind. "So before I reviewed the last book/part I should have read this one first. I am so impressed by Veronica's writing ability. Everything that I wish was different because it was "boring" or "simple" had a purpose behind it and was explained in this book. Wow! She is a great writer and this book is very addictive. I like these books way more than 2nd and 3rd books in the trilogy."This was a great book! I loved reading about Tris and Four meeting and getting to know each other from his perspective :) Very cool!I love this story and it was such a nice taste to read a book that I really enjoyed from a different main character's perspective. Authors should write more of these :)I suggest this book to anyone who has read Divergent.

  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    2019-04-25 14:57

    3.5/5I think I enjoyed this more than the Divergent trilogy!

  • Joost
    2019-05-05 14:04

    Een mooie toevoeging aan de Divergent-serie! Mijn recensie kan je hier lezen:

  • Shreya
    2019-04-29 17:02

    4.6 STARS ROUNDED OFF BECAUSE I'M IN A REALLY GOOD MOOD!A AWESOME addition to my divergent collection! To be honest, writing wise, it wasn't that special. But if you're a die-hard fan of Divergent, don't think twice before buying this book! It's totally worth it! Especially, if you're still in depression after all that happened in Allegiant.....I was overjoyed to learn more about Tris even though the ending of Allegiant kind of made it weird to read about her again! *remembers what happened in allegiant and starts crying*She seemed to be a whole different person, a side of her I had completely forgotten about! I'm glad I read this, it gave a whole new dimension to the storyline and you kind of understand the background a lot more! It gives out more details about some of the newer characters such as Amar. We get to see the storyline form from an earlier perspective! Knowing me, I eat, sleep and breathe divergent; so this book gave me a little extra something or a couple of extra moments with some of my favourite characters! :)

  • Denisse
    2019-05-22 17:10

    2.5 The truth about this is that it is not worth it. I'm sorry. Truth sucks, I know. If you're a fan, go read it! You'll love it.It's a good move, yhea. -People liked this Divergent thing, the movie made it good enough, lets do some Four-shit thing because we love money. Yes. - It is actually a good move. It doesn't change the fact that it is shit. The only good thing: Four's friendship with Zeke and Shauna.There it is that's all I got. At the end of the day Roth can't go worst than Allegiant. So, yes, do with that whatever you want.Realmente no lo entiendo, si no tienes nada nuevo que decir, pues no digas nada! Así de simple es la vida. The Transfer me lo leí cuando salio y pues nada whatever. En cuanto a los otros 3 todo fue como con la trilogía: Empezó ok y termino en desastre. Y eso es todo lo que tengo que decir.Bye

  • Patrick Salazar
    2019-05-03 17:18

    I really wish I didn't read this book in less than 24 hours. I can't believe the series is really over. So sad its over. Reading about Four's point of view in situations and his life brought so many feels and his first encounter with Tris... OMG THE FEELS. Amazing book.

  • Meg
    2019-05-02 11:05

    Actual rating: 4.5 I forgot just how much I loved Veronica Roth's writing. This book had been on my tbr pile for months and I'm annoyed at myself for not picking it up sooner. I think that I enjoyed the earlier stories the best (although I do love Tris), the end story and scenes were just extracts of Divergent written from a different PoV. It was awesome to read about Four's character development - he seems like a completely different person in the first story. We, of course, already knew about Tobias's background but somehow reading about it in the present tense and in first person really made me understand and like his character a lot more. I'm slightly sad to think that there's no more to come from Veronica, but if she writes anything else I'll be one of the first to read it!

  • Nina Rapsodia
    2019-05-14 14:17

    3.5 REVIEW IN ENGLISHI ended up reading this because I wanted an easy and entertaning read. And because of Four. I mean he was the only thing I could save of Titanic-vergent: a disaster of epic proportions.In this book we can read four (like the number) short stories and two scenes about TOBIAS EATON aka Four. We can read why he chose Dauntless, how he got his nickname and his badass full back tattoo and how we became the iniciates instructor. And also we can see when he meets Tris (DESTRUCTRIS)Miss Roth says that she started writing the original Divergent book focused on Four's perspective but she changed it because "it wasn't the story I wanted to tell" so later on she came up with this book after Allegiant as a spin-off. LIKE "Look my fellow iniciates, read what could have been Divergent with a less annoying protagonist. You can tear your skin off after reading"it's not because Theo is as good-looking as a Hersheys bar, it's more like FOUR is ACTUALLY AN INTERESTING CHARACTER. We can see how he was trained as dauntless, how he discovered the plan behind Dauntless and Edudite leaders and also we see how he behaved when he met Tris.So this book works as a prequel and also as an alternative point of view of the original plot in Divergent. By far more interesting than Tris perspective. Sad to see we have to read this as a spin-off because a third person perspective in Divergent would have been BETTER.A LOT. Still this collection is interesting and easy to read. JUST WHAT I WANTED.NOTE: Also if you are curious and you know -or read- about WE CAN BE MENDED - the short story that came up with Carve the mark and that takes place FIVE YEARS after the ending of Allegiant. I was curious so I spoiled myself and found out that (view spoiler)[ Four and Christina end up together like... WHAT? NO BITCH NO. She laughed of your nickname in the first book, man!. OK, not important but still. I DON'T SEE IT. NO.(hide spoiler)]It's just weird. You kinda wished you never wanted to know.*********************************************RESEÑA EN ESPAÑOLNo se porque terminé leyendo esto. Supongo que porque lo puse en el kindle hace tiempo y no estaba segura si valdría la pena. Pero luego de leer ACOTAR y reírme por lo bajo de forma intensa, pensé que leer algo corto y entretenido sería buena idea. Y por eso estamos aquí.Se que casi todos saben de qué va este libro y de dónde proviene. Esa divertidísima saga que se llamaba Divergente. Resulta que después de acabar de leerla por allá en 2014, poco después la autora decidió sacar un libro compilando una serie de historias cortas contadas desde el punto de vista de Four (aka Cuatro aka Tobías Eaton) uno de los personajes de esta saga. Si alguien también se acuerda, cuando acabé la trilogía, Cuatro fue DE LO POCO que se podía salvar del naufragio.Y no es porque Theo James esté TAN de buen ver como una tableta de Hersheys, es porque su personaje siempre aparentó ser más interesante que la propia protagonista, la siempre heroína histérica e insoportable Tris Prior. Yo es que honestamente había olvidado que este libro existía y me interesó leerlo cuando salió, pero por cosas de la vida lo leí ahora porque recordé además que Four era INMENSAMENTE mejor que la protagonista. ¿Si era más interesante de lo que aparentaba? Bueno, fue corto y fue una buena idea.Este libro se compone de cuatro relatos y un par de escenas en el que conoceremos como era el jovencito Tobías Eaton cuando sale de su casa en Abnegación, como decidió irse a la facción de los Osados y cómo se ganó el sobrenombre de Four. Aparte de presenciar el entrenamiento que tuvo como iniciado y posteriormente se convierte en el instructor de los novatos. Vemos como los ideales de la facción van cambiando y el asume el puesto de instructor y dos años después de dar clases conoce a Tris aka Destructris.Seguramente nadie leerá este libro si no se ha leído previamente la saga Divergente. El detalle es que la señorita siempre iluminada Veronica Roth cuenta al inicio de este libro que inicialmente TOBIAS/FOUR iba a ser quién contara la saga original (¡¡¡!!!).Y es cuando dice algo así como "vale escribo esto para mis fans pero les cuento que no era la historia que quería contar y por eso me arrepentí y escribí Divergente como es. Ahora les traigo este libro para que lloren sangre y vean lo que no pudo ser"Y es un "No pudo ser" muy doloso porque mediante uno va leyendo los pensamientos de Four no es difícil darse cuenta que es un personaje, si bien algo limitadillo, tenía MUCHO más potencial y miga que narrar Divergente desde la perspectiva de la inmaculada Beatrice. Conocer como le afectaba la ausencia de su madre, su colección de objetos y la forma de ser de su padre y como le habían criado para pensar como abnegado. Si lo pensamos bien y todo lo que sucede a Four y lo que va descubriendo cuando decide pasarse a Osadía, nos explica mucho de lo que sucede y desencadena los acontecimientos de la saga principal. El detalle es que leer esto es leer una versión alternativa que también es una precuela de la historia principal.Lo malo es que -al menos yo- me pareció que Four y su iniciación y demás es mucho más interesante que la de Tris. El lector puede conocer por qué se dio el cambio en Osadía y porqué todo se volvió una competencia que forzaba a los iniciados a superar un nivel o serían dejados sin facción o sea porque tantas carajadas suicidas de las que nos quejamos tanto en su momento. También llegamos al punto de cómo Four va conociendo lo que se avecina y trata de averiguar qué planea Erudición y además presenciamos algunas escenas cuando ya conoce a Tris y cómo lidia con la tarea de ser mentor.Todo esto es para llegar a la conclusion de que si el primer libro habría sido narrado a dos voces o con una voz omnisciente podría haber dado mucho más de sí. Pero habría que reformular toda la trama, pero lo que podría haber sido también mucho mejor.La escritura de Roth sigue siendo como es: poco descriptiva y muy al punto. Al final cuando uno esta terminando el libro no puede dejar de sentir un poco de nostalgia. Porque, en resumen, aunque no es lo más increíble del universo Four podría haber sido mucho más en la saga original. Una pena que tengamos que verlo en una novela spin-off. En fin que cuando te enteras de que va WE CAN BE MENDED, o el pequeño relato 3.5 que salió como regalo con el último libro dela autora en la que narra que sucedió CINCO años después del final de Allegiant (Leal) te quedas un poco WTF porque (view spoiler)[Tobias/Cuatro termina de novio de Christina WHAAAT (hide spoiler)] es algo que muchos consideran que no era necesario. Me enteré de esto pero por eso no sé si llegue a leerlo. Le daño el recuerdo de la saga a muchos.Y bueno que es una lectura amena y entretenida. Y Four lo vale. Personalmente yo quisiera ver el final de la saga en cine auque sea malísima #PrayforAscendant["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Iris
    2019-04-24 10:03

    4 out of 5 stars I really liked the stories, it gave me some insight, but it wasn't all that special. It got kind of boring, but it was stil enjoyable.