Four by Veronica Roth

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Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014

3 OUT OF 5 STARS

“I am not Tobias Eaton, not anymore, never again. I am Dauntless.”

The mysterious Dauntless boy, love interest to our heroine. His story is finally fully revealed through four short stories and three scenes retelling parts of Divergent from his point of view.

It’s an enjoyable read, but a quick one and I feel like nothing is actually gained from reading it. We know Four’s story already from the series, this reveals it in more detail but really adds nothing important. We know Four and other than his childhood he’s not that much different from Tris. So similar that their POV narrations in Allegiant sort of blurred together. At this point it really feels like the series is beating you over the head with it’s themes.

I enjoyed it, and I can see people becoming absolutely obsessed with this book. It’s the sort of series that will easily find people to love it (read: Hunger Games) but ultimately having finished the series I feel like it has been just that. Enjoyable but not interesting.

BUY THE BOOK

READ THIS IF YOU’RE A FAN OF: DIVERGENT

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